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6 months ago
Short story writers and poets: consider participating in the 2016 Journey Anthology (aka Anthology 12). Stories and poems are reimagined, inspired by classic tales.
6 months ago
Check out the schedule of Writing Journey events, all free and open to the public. January 23rd is our kick-off general meeting at the Woodridge Public Library.
6 months ago
For those who missed it, please see the pictures and video from our fabulous TGIO! If you have a chance, please help us improve by taking this short survey. And it's not too late to join the Journey, our year-round writing group.
7 months ago
Those coming to the TGIO: please don't forget your Library Crawl Cards for that raffle! And your stuffed animal for the group photo
7 months ago
Be sure to RSVP to the fun-filled, celebratory TGIO party December 5th (you do not need to have 50K+ words to attend). And consider joining the Writing Journey, our year round writing group. Also: don't forget to validate your win! so you can be eligible for things like the free book offer from Fast Pencil.
7 months ago
New word war prizes for the Sunday write-in at Nichols Library:
7 months ago
Congratulations to TRRDEDEAN for being first on the board with words written on the first day of the six day 18k challenge!
7 months ago
Photos from the Woodridge and IPPL write-ins yesterday (2015-11-21).
8 months ago
Go read the thread in the Norway forum for how to make yourself available for a word count duel (tvekamp). It is a great motivational tool! You can also pick up the gauntlet here to challenge Norwegians who have opened thmselves up to challenge. Just send them NaNomail to confirm and then let NewMexicoKid know to set it up on the tvekamp site.
8 months ago
Be sure to sign into our word count tracker for write-ins (naperwrimo.org/wordcount) to help facilitate word wars. And bring your stuffed animal with you to write-ins!
8 months ago
See our calendar of write-ins and read about the Library Crawl, where you can attend write-ins of participating libraries and Side Street Studio Arts (Elgin), collect their special library card that can be exchanged at the TGIO Party (Dec 5th) for raffle tickets. And don't forget to join our regional word count graph.
8 months ago
- Look what Ed gave me to bring tomorrow! Yellow cake + strawberry preserves + chocolate cake with butter cream frosting. Can't wait! Don't forget your stuffed animals!
8 months ago
It's not too late to RSVP for our fun pot-luck lunch kick-off party, Saturday, October 24, 11:45 am-2 pm, Naperville Municipal Center lunch room. Don't forget to bring your stuffed animal for the group photo! It will be a fun, inspirational event to set the tone for NaNo!
9 months ago
We'll meet Monday, October 19, 8 pm CDT in our IRC chatroom for a chat on NaNoWriMo preparations. Missed our prep workshops? Join us for this informal discussion.
9 months ago
We have one more preparatory workshop: Saturday, October 17, 1-3 pm at Nichols Library (Naperville): Characterology 101 by Kat Stepp and Todd Hogan. Missed the other three workshops? Slides, notes and photos are available. Also, don't forget to RSVP for the kick-off party October 24th at the Naperville Municipal Center.
9 months ago
Folks should plan to come out to the 95th Street Library (Naperville) Saturday (October 10th), 1-3 pm. Whether you’re a plotter strategizing your battle plan or a pantser curious about investing in a Nanowrimo road map, this session will help you visualize your novel rather than writing blind. Led by Sam Brown, aka “Basil Cliffside,” you will learn how to turn your story idea into 30 bite-sized pieces so you can avoid that deer-in-the-headlights feeling every day you’re faced with an empty page.
9 months ago
NaNoWriMo in a Nutshell: Catherine Brennan and Tim Yao lead this preparatory workshop 6:45 pm-8:45 pm, Thursday, Oct 8 at the Santori Library in Aurora (101 S. River St) that focuses on the whys & hows of writing a novel in a month. Bring your laptop or notebook and pen to this highly interactive and entertaining workshop to gain a better understanding of how National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) works and how you can succeed in writing your novel this November. There will be (small) prizes and even an example word war!
9 months ago
Read about our first preparatory workshop by Anastasia007 (and writertodd07): story beats and genres.
9 months ago
Get your NaNo hipster PDA at one of our four preparatory workshops, starting with the first at Nichols Library, 1-3 pm, this Saturday (Oct 3).
9 months ago
Heading into November, consider using our IRC-based chat room to participate in online word wars.

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NewMexicoKid Winner!
  • Joined October 31, 2003
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Naperville, Illinois, USA
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  • Joined October 19, 2008
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Lombard, Illinois
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  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Lombard, IL

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Typin' Away Again Near Dear Ol' Naperville is our song; our region represents the cities and suburbs west of Chicago (not just Naperville).
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