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7 months ago
Thanks for a great 2016! Keep working on those novels and we'll see you again next year.
7 months ago
Last Write in for NaNoWriMo Tomorrow at 6pm at Cottonwood Cafe Bistro. come by if you need one last push to the finish or need to celebrate your win. :)
7 months ago
Today's Write-In at Bennett Martin Library (14th and N streets--free parking on the streets on Sunday) will be held in the conference room on the fourth floor. Just turn right when you get off of the elevator and head for the first door, which will have a NaNoWriMo sign on it. We have the room from 2-5 p.m. Hope to see you there!
7 months ago
Last Sunday Write in at Bennett Martin Library. Starts at 2pm. We will be towards the back meeting rooms.
7 months ago
We will have a Black Friday Write in at Starbucks at 7am til 10 am. ML Jami can't be there but ML Laura will.
7 months ago
Sunday November 20th at 2pm Write-in at Bennett Martin Library. Top floor meeting room (the one towards the back.)
7 months ago
Tomorrow is our second annual Write at the Museum. Join us from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, 1523 N 33rd St. Free parking located in the lot north of the building. Check in at the front desk, where they will direct you to the Mary Ghormley Reading Room on the third floor.

See you there!
8 months ago
Thanks to everyone who donated today. NaNoWriMo hit its fundraising goal thanks to your support.

Keep up the great work with your word counts, too!
8 months ago
Happy Double-Up Donation Day! For more information about the day, visit http://nanowrimo.org/donation-day. As a reminder, Bennett Martin Public Library (downtown at 14th and N streets) has reserved space for the group in the fourth floor conference room. You're welcome to spend an hour, the whole day, or anything in between there working on your word counts!
8 months ago
Hey, Lincoln WriMos! Way to go on the Day 1 word counts. With 170 novelists in the region we are *this close* to hitting 250,000 words written for the region. That's a quarter of a million words in our region. Keep it up!
8 months ago
Tonight is our first NaNo Write in at Walt Branch Libary from 6 to 8pm then we head over to the Hi-Way Diner on Hwy 2 from 8 til 10pm.
8 months ago
Only one more day to go until NaNoWriMo begins!

If you haven't already, be sure to set up your new book for this year. Also, please feel free to chat with your fellow WriMos in the region in the forum below.

Good luck with your final day of prep, and we'll see you in November!
8 months ago
Tonight's Meet & Greet at Cottonwood has been canceled, because the location is unexpectedly closing early. We are working on putting together something else in the next few days, but otherwise we will plan to see you on Tuesday evening for the kick-off!
8 months ago
One week to go! Be sure to check out the calendar for the list of upcoming write-ins and activities scheduled for our region in November. Good luck!
8 months ago
Only three more weeks until November 1! Whether you're a plotter or a pantser, a WriMo purist or a rebel, a rookie or a veteran, we hope you will join us this year as we furiously race toward 50,000 words.

We have scheduled 15 write-ins for the month of November. These dates, times, and locations have been added to the official calendar (see below) and on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LNKNaNoWriMo/). If you have Google Calendar, you can subscribe to these events and have them added to your calendar by clicking on the plus-sign in the bottom of the Calendar widget.

We will also have a social meet and greet the week before on October 26. This will be a chance to get to know your fellow local Wrimos. We will also have a TGIO (Thank God It's Over) meet-up in December.

For now, good luck with your prep work, check out the new updates on the website, and we look forward to writing with you in November!
10 months ago
Hey, everyone! We are officially two months away from the start of NaNoWriMo 2016.

If you're looking for some extra support or motivation to prepare for this year's event, we wanted to let you know about a few upcoming pre-NaNoWriMo brainstorming sessions. We will meet at Cottonwood Cafe Bistro Bar, 11th and K streets. We will meet:

* September 14 at 7 p.m.
* September 28 at 7 p.m.
* October 12 at 7 p.m.

We will have plotting tools and other resources on hand and encourage people to come ready to ask questions and offer their own tips so we can help everyone in our region succeed when writing begins on November 1.
over 1 year ago
It's the last day of NaNoWriMo 2015! We are so proud of you for the great work you have done throughout this month to give your stories life.

And there's still time to write more today. You can do it!
over 1 year ago
Tonight is our final Friday Night Writes write-in of 2015. We're meeting at Perkins on 48th and O streets. We have reserved the gazebo room, located on the southeast corner of the building, from 10 p.m. to midnight. See you then!
over 1 year ago
Hey, everyone. This is Laura (Elle.Chapman), and I'm sorry about the crazy parking situation down in the Haymarket tonight. I missed the basketball game when the bookstore and I were comparing notes for our schedule. I heard that some of you were able to make it, which is great. I'm sorry for not being able to be there, but kudos to all of you who are there writing. Good luck getting those words and happy Thanksgiving!
over 1 year ago
Here's a little something we wanted to pass on from NaNoWriMo HQ in case you're interested...

StoryBundle has an offer for all NaNoWriMo participants. Their bundle is an entire library of useful books about writing and other helpful things. The bundle is “name your own price” for as little as $25, and a portion of each sale comes back to support NaNoWriMo. They’ve already raised $1000 for our non-profit programs through this offer, which is a great deal for everyone!

Visit https://storybundle.com/nano for more details.
over 1 year ago
We're one day away from Write at the Museum! This day-long writing event should be a lot of fun and will be a great way for you to boost your word counts going into Thanksgiving week.

A couple of notes:
* The International Quilt Study Center & Museum is located on the northwest corner of 33rd and Holdrege streets. There is parking in the lot located north of the museum. Please park in either the museum or university spots (the fire department has a few reserved, and we aren't allowed to park there). You'll register your vehicle at the front desk and then you're good to go. If by some chance you don't see any parking in that lot, there is additional visitor parking at Hardin Hall, located on the northeast corner of the intersection.
* We're writing in the seminar room, which is located on the first floor. We have plenty of outlets, and the museum is providing coffee and water for us.
* If you would like to stay at the museum all day, feel free to bring a lunch or snacks along. There are also two gas stations, a Cultiva, and Valentino's within walking distance of the museum if you'd like to take a lunch break.
* Admission to the museum is free for everyone on Saturday, and you're welcome to check out the galleries or the art market happening on the second floor.
* The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and we have the room during that time.

Laura (Elle.Chapman) will be there all day if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you!
over 1 year ago
We're a little more than halfway through NaNoWriMo, and now is a good time to remember to backup those manuscripts! I'd suggest doing it in a couple places--via email, on the Cloud or Dropbox, on one or five flash drives. Wherever you feel your story will be safest.

We're over 2 million words in the region. Keep up the great work!
over 1 year ago
Write-in at Bennet Martin Public Library Today until 5pm. We are on the third floor in the Heritage Room.
over 1 year ago
Friday Night Write in at Perkins Tonight! Due to a shift change at work, I won't be there but Elle.Chapman will be. Keep up the good work Lincoln!
over 1 year ago
Congratulations together we have written 552,821 words and still growing. Keep up the great work!
over 1 year ago
We hope your 2015 NaNoWriMo experience is off to a great start. If you have any questions along the way, please feel free to start a thread in the discussion board below or private message the MLs Elle.Chapman or Snarfgirl2007.

Please take a moment to check out the upcoming write-ins scheduled throughout November. If you're in the area, we hope you'll stop by to write with us.
over 1 year ago
We're three weeks away from NaNoWriMo! We have several write-ins scheduled throughout November (be sure to check out the specifics in the calendar below) and will hold a kickoff party at Indigo Bridge Books on Friday, October 23. This will be an information meet-and-greet for local participants to meet their fellow writers before the fun begins. We'll have some treats and SWAG for everyone who attends. Hope to see you there!

Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to November. Until then, check out the website, setup your novel, participate in the forum conversations, and get ready for 30 days of writing.
over 1 year ago
Note: NaNoWriMo will clean the webpage on October 5th please print out all your emails and pep talks. Once they are gone, we can't get them back for you.
almost 2 years ago
Welcome to NaNoWriMo 2015!

over 2 years ago
Welcome to NaNoWriMo 2014!

Your region is without an official Municipal Liaison this year. But you can still have fun on the forums and meet in-person with other Wrimos. Just start a post and propose a get-together or chat.

Please follow the Codes of Conduct.

If you would like to apply to be an ML in 2015, more details are on our Local Volunteers page.

And have a great time!
over 3 years ago
TGIO Party: I'm working on details as we speak (type??) In any event, I'll send out more information as soon as I get things lined up!!!!!!
over 3 years ago
Facebook warning from Nebraska Writers Guild Vice President Doug Sasse: I'm your nine-year-old computer. You never run diagnostics or perform any maintenance on me because you're "a writer; not a techie." And you're too busy writing the Great American Novel during NaNoWriMo to go to the store and buy an external hard drive or a $16 flash drive to back up your work.

So when your old computer pukes and dies, you'll lose your four novels, three screenplays, 27 short stories, and 157 poems. Always back up your work with a flash drive, external hard drive, or in the Cloud, so you can keep yourself safe from Mayhem, like me.

If you don't have a dropbox account to back up to the Cloud, use this code to set up an account! https://db.tt/gc6j7EW8
over 3 years ago
Are you ready for November 1st? It's a little over a week away... I'm on overnights this year, and work the 31st, so I can't host a midnight kickoff. Sorry about that. Jobs. They do manage to interfere with the fun stuff, don't they? So far, it looks like I'll be able to host one write-in a week at Perkins, but as always, I would encourage anyone who wants to post an impromptu write-in to start a thread, or if you plan it in advance, let me know, and I'll put it on the calendar.
over 3 years ago
Welcome back to NaNoWriMo 2013! I'll be posting the calendar soon.

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Meet your MLs

Elle.Chapman Winner!
  • Joined November 2, 2010
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Lincoln, Neb
  • Age 31

About us

Lincoln writers, linking words in the heart of Cornhusker Country!
202 novelists • 3,501,376 words written • 17,333 average wordcount • $160.00 donated

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