USA :: California :: Elsewhere

Notes Notes

5 months ago
We have a new website!!

You're going to want to bookmark it, and check it often come November. Not only will there be daily update on events going on both in the region and on the chatroom, but you might just win a prize when November ends if you spot just the right post while NaNo is in full swing... It's all very hush hush, big secret, don't tell anyone now... ;)
8 months ago
Any Tahoe Write-in attendees, I'm in the LTCC commons because of all the people in the cafeteria. I'll continue to check in in the cafeteria, but we are in the commons.
-Harper57
9 months ago
Thank you to everyone who made it to the Kick-Off party at LTCC. I was so happy to see all of you in person. I hope everyone can make it tomorrow at 10a in the cafeteria. Great in person word wars, sprints, coffee and donuts. See you tomorrow! Thanks again!
9 months ago
Tonight's the night! Join us in the #Calwrimos chat for our Blast off Event! We'll socialize from 10:30. At the stroke of midnight the first word war of the season begins! Instructions on how to access Chatnano are posted on the forum below.


For those who won't be on chat but have website access you can join us in spirit for the first 15 minute war with a new tool the site has added, a group sprint tool (don't ask me how it works, I don't know yet!):
Group Word Sprint Calwrimos 15 minute starter!
10 months ago
Reminder: This Sunday is the first Prep Event! Check out the
[WRIMOVERSE] Events Overview for info.

Pep Pack request info in the mail archive thread.

Don't forget to check in for the season by saying Hello!
10 months ago
WRIMOVERSE HAS ARRIVED!
Check out the Wrimoverse threads below, and don't forget to introduce yourself while you're here!
11 months ago
We have some exciting news for the region just around the corner. This year we will be doing something different. Think Epic Adventure. Think Universe for Wrimos.
12 months ago
Are you ready to Blast off into NaNo2016?
over 1 year ago
Camp season is upon us!
You can now create your April project on the CampNaNoWriMo website.
Check out the Camp Cabin talk thread below.
-skybluefusion
over 1 year ago
We are almost there! Winning officially begins today!
Join us for Turkzilla
Remember the Chatroom is available as are the forums.
We can't support you if you're in hiding!
Challenges may help if you're stuck.
Do you need help?
over 1 year ago
We've made it half way!
Remember the Chatroom is available as are the forums.
We can't support you if you're in hiding!
Challenges may help if you're stuck.
Do you need help?
over 1 year ago
Virtual Kick Off Party is October 31 (just a day away!) Be sure to check out the Virtual Kick off info thread below.

And if you haven't introduced yourself and/or added yourself to the NaNo Faces, now is a great time!

We have some interesting threads going below, poke around, get involved.
Check out the thread about participation points for raffle below to see why you'll want to be more active here.

Have questions about NaNoWriMo or the region? Please do ask! We'd love to help.

Pep Packs are nearly all claimed. Last batch will be mailed very soon. Printable portions will remain available on the Village Book Shop page (see home-away-from-home in links).
almost 2 years ago
Hey all,

We’ve only got sixteen more days before writing begins. Be sure to introduce yourself in the thread below to check out your fellow Wrimos and check out the instructions for getting into our chatroom. While we may be a mostly digital region due the vast area we cover, but there are plenty of opportunities for finding community here.

After you’ve introduced yourself, poke around and explore our forums. For those interested in in person events, check out our Write In and Come Write In threads. We’re trying to connect anyone who’s looking for an in person event or wants to create one with like-minded people in their area. Our regional calendar is chock full of events both virtual and in person. Check out our region’s website here: http://glendoravillagebookshop.com/nanocaliforniaelsewhere/ as well.

HQ has put together some great prep material for us this year, and we have online ChatNaNo Prep Ins for our region as well. Please don’t forget to purchase NaNoWriMo merch or donate if you can to help keep this great program going.

You have MLs to help you should you need any. Feel free to contact us at any time. Keep your eyes open for more info as we get closer to November. And remember…November is coming.
almost 2 years ago
Welcome to California: Elsewhere

This year we have 3 MLS:

First time ML, Skybluefusion, is currently in the San Gabriel Valley and can nearly always be found on Chatnano. Her nickname is Blue but she’ll answer to a multitude of names. She is looking forward to hosting online events, counting those points toward raffle entries, and getting this region rocking!

First time ML, Kitsune Moonstar hails from the north of the state. This is her 8th year doing NaNoWriMo. While it’s her first year as a ML, she’s been running a local Young Writer’s Program for the past three years and is looking forward to hanging out with some adult Wrimos.

Returning ML, formerly of California: Idyllwild, Surfwriter will be running Word Wars on Twitter and Facebook as well as hosting write-ins in various settings in Southern California. Keep an eye on the forums for times and locations.

We'll be sending out a regional message very soon with a link to request a Pep Pack containing the NaNoWrimo sticker and other surprise goodies be mailed to you, so keep an eye out for that!

Also be sure to introduce yourself in the forum thread below so you can be included in the NaNoFaces page when it goes live for the season. NaNoFaces is a non-official tool that will provide us a “faces” page with participant avatars and novel information and a word-count graph.

Calendar Calendar

Meet your MLs

art4earthlings Winner!
  • Joined October 27, 2012
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Northern California
harper57 27555
  • Joined October 30, 2012
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location South Lake Tahoe
Twinkle Toes the Berserker Winner!
  • Joined November 1, 2015
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Pasadena, CA
  • Age 28

About us

Welcome to California's Elsewhere Region: For those of us spread out near and far in the Golden State.
324 novelists • 5,585,208 words written • 17,238 average wordcount • $75.00 donated

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