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8 months ago
TGIO! Party details are now live! RSVP in the forum thread below. Join us Sunday, December 4 to celebrate all the words!
8 months ago
It's the Black Friday 10k Challenge! Need a boost in your word count? Just want to see what you're capable of accomplishing in a single day? This is the event for you! Join me in the forums below all day Friday, November 25!
Starting early with some doorbuster sprinting!
8 months ago
During today's write-in at the Broadway Commons, we'll decide which is the coolest space ship of all time, the Millennium Falcon or the Enterprise. See the forum thread below for details on how to participate!
8 months ago
Friday the 18th is our NaNoWriTri trip to Chemeketa's planetarium to see a show! Showtime is 7:30. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for kids, cash or check only at the door. The Planetarium is in Building 2 at Chemeketa's Salem campus on Lancaster Drive. Full information is here: https://www.chemeketa.edu/aboutchemeketa/artsscience/planetarium/
8 months ago
Write-ins this week:
Our regional write-in will Sunday, 11/20 at the Broadway Commons Coffeehouse.
Also, there is an All-State write-in going on the same day down in Medford if you're up for adventure!
See the forums below for more details on these events!
9 months ago
One million words!!!!
9 months ago
Always wanted to be a NaNo Minion? Now's your chance! Karen and I are on the lookout for folks like you who are willing to lend a hand to help make this NaNo experience a success. We're looking for pep talk writers, write-in hosts, technical support and more! See the Help Needed thread in the forums below. Thank you!
9 months ago
NaNo Jumpstart is tomorrow, October 31 starting at 11:00pm. I'll host this online event in the forum thread below. I'll also be on our Facebook page. I hope you'll join me!
tahampton
9 months ago
Official Kick-Off Party will be Sunday, November 6. See Forum threads for details and to RSVP!
Since that's such a late start to NaNo events, I'm going to host an online Jumpstart Event starting at 11:00 pm, October 31. We'll have some fun conversations, word-sprints and start November with an outstanding word count! I'll be online here in the Salem forums as well as the Salem NaNo Facebook page.
10 months ago
It's NaNo prep month! We're getting ready for November. Watch for announcements coming soon!
over 1 year ago
Today is the Black Friday 10k Challenge! If you're participating, we'll update our progress in the forum thread below.
Good luck! And happy writing!
over 1 year ago
This week:
Tomorrow, Nov. 22: Write-in at the Salem Public Library, 1:30-5:00 (it's also ML, tlynnejohnni's birthday!)
Friday, Nov. 27: Black Friday 10k Challenge! (see the Forums for details)
Saturday, Nov. 28: Come Write In at the Stayton Public Library, 12:00-4:00
Sunday, Nov. 29: Write-in at the Salem Public Library, 1:30-5:00 (our last big push before the end of the month - a good time to get help with validating if you need it!)
Sunday, Dec. 6: TGIO! Time to celebrate all our victories, big and small!
over 1 year ago
Salem Wrimos! Today is Thursday the 12th! Almost halfway through the month! How are you all doing?


Today is ML Appreciation day. Just wanted to take a minute to thank Tracy Hampton and Karen Bledsoe for all the hard work you've done this month. Mary Crawford and Stephanie Rubel, thanks for what you are doing for your fellow Wrimos too.


I hope that all of you are racing towards that finish line!


List of events coming up: Come Write In Thursday night in Stayton, Write In at Salem Public Library on Saturday (there will be no parking meter payments this one Saturday only! and Authorama is happening at the library that day too). We want to do a movie night this month but would like some input from you all on what you might like to see, we usually do a "book-themed" movie.


Don't forget to keep using your tools on the NaNo page: forums, pep talks, Twitter word sprints, and our local Facebook page.


Keep up the great work!!
over 1 year ago
The Shari's we will be meeting at on Sunday is at: 1270 Lancaster Dr SE Salem, OR, 97317
over 1 year ago
Okay!!! Just created a Shari's Restaurant Write In for Sunday Night, the 8th at 6:30. Bring already charged laptops, extra battery if need be because there will be no plugs. Be prepared to purchase something. We don't want to blow a chance at a place to hold write ins. I really need an rsvp so please let me know here. If you look at the details of the event on the calendar you will find my phone number. You may use that to text me that you are coming. Please do not abuse the privilege of having my phone number smile emoticon I love all of you and want to be available to help you all however I can but blowing up my phone isn't a great way to get my help. Thanks in advance because I know you are all wonderful and respectful.
I really hope you will join us. I really would like to get as accurate of a head count as possible. Thanks!!
over 1 year ago
Salem Wrimos!! We are over 1 million words for our region at the moment!! That's awesome! Keep up the great work!
So here's the breakdown of stats between us and Olympia (who is our main yearly challenger for word counts). Remember it's the avg per writer we are looking at here. We are just barely behind them Salem!
Write Write Write!!!!
Salem: 232 novelists • 1,054,927 words written • 4,547 average wordcount • $305.00 donated
olympia: 287 novelists • 1,338,879 words written • 4,665 average wordcount • $500.00 donated
over 1 year ago
Well NaNo 2015 Day One is almost complete. I hope that all of you are finding success so far. Our first Write In was awesome!!
Just want to remind all of you that you can find us on Facebook if you have questions.
Tools: write ins, word wars on Facebook, the social support on Facebook, the NaNo site (of course!), and the NaNo twitter page, and don't forget the forums.
over 1 year ago
Soooo.... Last night's Meet and Greet was fun! Met some of you and your energy is contagious!! I'm so excited for things to get started around here!!!
Who's staying up past midnight?
Don't forget to change your clocks!!
Hope to see a crowd tomorrow at the Library Anderson Rm at 1 pm for our KickOff party. We will play a few games, run some Word Wars, write and eat. Plan to bring whatever your writing implements are and drinks and snacks to share. Come prepared to have fun and don't forget, There Will Be SWAG!!!
over 1 year ago
Tonight, Friday October 30th at 6:30 we will meet at the Broadway Coffeehouse by Salem Alliance Church. It's at Broadway and Hood St.

Come meet your ML's and each other. If you have questions about plot, character development, or world building we may have answers for you.

Hope to see you there!

Quick reminder, Sunday at 1 pm at Salem Public Library is our Kick Off Party Write in!!
almost 2 years ago
Red fish. Green fish...
It's already the end of the second week of October (I guess the first week was only three days long)! Are you guys getting excited for November? I am!
We have several events planned for November and I hope that we can get a bunch of you to join us at our face to face gatherings.
Be sure to check the calendar as things get added and updated. We are going to have a great time this year!!
over 2 years ago
TGIO 2014: Finally!! :)
We are having our Thank God It's Over celebration at the Broadway Coffeehouse, at Broadway and Hood, on Saturday December 13th at 6:30
It will be upstairs in the Dallas Room (Room 204).
You can bring food and games but plan to purchase your beverage. That is the cost of the room. They let us meet there free but we can't bring outside drinks in. The actual room fits 10 maximum, but the coffeehouse is very big and we can spread out with games and have the room be where we do announcements, have the food station, and celebrate the winners. Bring a sample of your work to share if you like. It is always fun to see what everyone else was working so hard on. This is a family friendly event so younger writers please feel free to join us.
over 2 years ago
Game Night/Write In tonight 11/25/2014 at Broadway Commons Coffeehouse, Silverton room #201; 7 pm to 9:30 pm. Bring a game and/or your Writing Implements and a snack. The room is FREE so we are asked to NOT bring in our own drinks but to PURCHASE them there. :) Thanks and I hope to see you there.
Thursday I will try to do word wars on Facebook most of the day!
Friday is our Black Friday 10k Challenge: will start wars on Facebook at 3 am and go all day!
TGIO, our last Write In is Sunday the 30th at the YMCA at 1 pm, hope you will all join us!!
over 2 years ago
Do you guys know that we have forums down below the calendar on this page? They are our local Salem region threads. Put some new stuff on there the last two days! Might want to check them out! Happy Writing!
over 2 years ago
We have officially entered Week 2 of NaNo 2014!! Whatever I can do to help motivate all of you I would like to try and do!! We started out strong on our first week and I know that we can rock our past results!! Go Go Go!!
over 2 years ago
Salem Wrimos! You are the most awesome Wrimos out there! But, the Olympians, with whom we are in the middle of a Capital Challenge, are kicking our butts!!
This week in Salem:
Today, the 9th, we have a Write-In at the Salem Y, we will be doing lots of word wars, hanging out supporting each other, eating candy and Writing!!
Tues, Wed and Thurs evenings we will again have word wars on Facebook.
Saturday the 15th will be the next Write In in Monmouth.
Saturday the 15th is also All State Write In in Eugene. This is where people from all over the state are invited to be part of a joint state day of writing and fun.
over 2 years ago
Word wars every hour on the facebook page!! All day. Feel free to join us there!
over 2 years ago
Well Folks, it's just about that time. 12:01 am Saturday morning we are off on a new year of writing adventures! Check out the Calendar below for the events scheduled in our area. Hope to see a bunch of you at the Kick Off Party in Salem at the YMCA downtown on the 2nd at 1 pm! And for you Monmouth folks, I hope you will all get out on Saturdays 12 to 2 pm all month to write with Mary at the Library on WOU campus.
almost 3 years ago
There will be events from noon to 2 pm at the Hammersly Library every Saturday in November. The library is located on the WOU campus in Monmouth
almost 3 years ago
Kick Off for 2014: Sunday November 2nd at the YMCA. We will be arriving and allowed into the building at 1 pm and the party/write-in will last until 4:30 when we will need to clean up.
The room they are allowing us to be in is a great size with tables, chairs and electrical plug-ins galore. I would like all of us to be thoughtful of our use of their facilities. They are incredibly gracious for allowing us to be there free of charge and I would ask that we are diligent to make sure that any food or drink we may bring be easy to keep cleaned up.
That being said, if you want to bring a light snack to share and something to drink feel free.
MOST IMPORTANT!! :) Come join us for the fun and support of your fellow Writer's. We will have swag, word wars and the never-ending story.
over 3 years ago
I, Tresa Johnson and my sister, Tracy Hampton would like to put forth a challenge to anyone who would like to prove their craziness and passionate devotion winning NaNo this month. We are personally challenging ourselves to writing 10k on Black Friday, November 29th. We are starting Word Wars every hour on the Facebook page starting at 2:15 am!! That's right!! 2:15 am!! I dare ya!! Get your novel finished with the motivation and support of your peers. Who needs shopping, let's write!!
over 3 years ago
Something I was just reminded last night is that we have not let all of you know that we have been doing online word wars together a lot this month on our Salem Facebook page. I feel bad that a lot of you have missed out on that. The chat room was buggy so we just started doing them there and its continued all month. Its a great way to stay motivated and bust out a fast burst of words. It might be what takes you over the edge to meet your word count for the day. Please feel free to request an invite to the NaNoWriMo Salem region page if you would like to join in.
over 3 years ago
The halfway through Game Night scheduled for tonight the 15th may be cancelled. Due to scheduling issues your ML's are not going to be able to be there. It was scheduled for 6 to 9 at the Broadway Cafe, upstairs. If someone was able and willing to be there at the beginning til the end to hang out with people we won't have to cancel. If you are interested could you email me at tlynnejohni@gmail.com or message me on the facebook page. Thanks folks!
over 3 years ago
Wednesday, Nov 13 (today!), WriMo Field Trip to Create-a-Memory to paint coffee mugs (or whatever else you want to paint). They'll be setting up at 5:30, so arrive between 5:30 and 6:00. Mugs cost between $16 and $20, including all glazes and tools. See you there!
over 3 years ago
Write-in Sunday, November 10, 1:30-4:30. Parking is free on Sundays. See y'all there!
over 3 years ago
Friday November 1: Rogue unofficial kickoff at the Broadway Coffeehouse, starting at 6:30. Get your novel started in the company of other Wrimo-nauts who can't wait to get in gear.

Saturday, November 2: Official kickoff at the Salem Library, Anderson room, starting 1:30. Swag, Bingo, word wars, and the ever favorite continuing story all await meetup aficionados.
almost 4 years ago
We are going to be doing a fundraiser to help us raise funds to pay for our swag and activities for this year. We desperately need everyone's help for this. We are going to do something a little different this year. We are going to do a Write-a-Thon. Remember the fun times in school when we would go to our friends, families, and neighbors to see if they would sponsor us money? We are setting it up to be per 1000 words or a lump sum of the sponsee's choosing. I will be posting the sponsor sheet on the Facebook page, etc. You can email me at: tlynnejohni777@gmail.com to request one sent to you as well. I'm excited about asking my peeps in my life to help us out and to support my writing and I hope you will get excited about it too! Thanks so much!!
almost 4 years ago
DATE CHANGE: World Building Workshop will be on Saturday, October 26. Broadway Coffeehouse, Room 202. Come learn shortcuts to creating a world for your imaginative fiction and avoid common worldbuilding pitfalls.
almost 4 years ago
November 1 Unofficial Kickoff Party at the Broadway Coffeehouse, 6:30 until 9:50 -- come and get your novel started with the company of fellow WriMos! We have room upstairs for snacks and games, writing anywhere you'd like to sit. This will be a casual get-together.
almost 4 years ago
NaNoWriMo Garage Sale, Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th, 8:00-3:00, 4849 SanFrancisco Dr. NE, space 16 (Off Cordon, between Silverton and Sunnyview). Volunteers and donations highly desired!
almost 4 years ago
Next Workshop: What Is Nano? AND Character Development, a workshop double-header! Friday, October 18, 6:00-9:00, at the Broadway Coffeehouse, room 202 upstairs. RSVP requested, but drop-ins are welcome.
over 4 years ago
TGIO this Sunday from 1:30 - 4:30 at the Salem Public Library in Anderson A & B. Bring a treat to share and a selection from your novel to hang on the wall if you would like! Also bring your favorite board game and family for a great time!

Congrats to all the winners! I am so proud of all of you!

You are epic!
-- Jamie
over 4 years ago
We have been invited to Lane Counties Black Friday Word War, for more information visit http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/forums/usa-oregon-eugene-lane-county/threads/98980

-- Jamie
over 4 years ago
Sorry for forgetting to actually post this guys, Here are yesterdays and todays words of the day:
Boondoggle
boon·dog·gle/ˈbo͞onˌdägəl/
Noun: Work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value.
Verb: Waste money or time on such projects.

and

Disquisition
dis·qui·si·tion/ˌdiskwəˈziSHən/
Noun:
A long or elaborate essay or discussion on a particular subject.
Synonyms:
treatise - dissertation
over 4 years ago
Todays Awesome Wrimo of the Day is Authoress. This is her 2nd NaNo. We love her NaNo enthusiasm! Stop by her profile (http://nanowrimo.org/en/participants/authoress) and congratulate her!
over 4 years ago
Todays word of the day is:
mis·an·thrope/ˈmisənˌTHrōp/
Noun:
A person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society.
over 4 years ago
Todays Awesome Wrimo of the Day is EmilieBarbara. This is her FIRST NaNo. Stop by her profile (http://nanowrimo.org/en/participants/emiliebarbara) and congratulate her!
over 4 years ago
TRhe challenge of the week is up.

and

Todays word of the day is:
per·vi·ca·cious   [pur-vi-key-shuhs] Show IPA
adjective
extremely willful; obstinate; stubborn.
over 4 years ago
Todays Awesome Wrimo of the Day is Fyredancer. This is her 11th NaNo. Stop by her profile (http://nanowrimo.org/en/participants/fyredancer) and congratulate her!
over 4 years ago
The word of the day for 11/8 is:
Mercurial
mer·cu·ri·al/mərˌkyo͝orēəl/
Adjective: (of a person) Subject to sudden or unpredictable changes.
Noun: A drug or other compound containing mercury.
Synonyms: fickle

Todays word is: 11/9
ver·i·si·mil·i·tude/ˌverəsəˈmiliˌt(y)o͞od/
Noun:
The appearance of being true or real.
Synonyms:
probability - likelihood - plausibility
over 4 years ago
Todays Awesome Wrimo of the Day is Saphiroko. This is her 6th NaNo. Stop by her profile (http://nanowrimo.org/en/participants/saphiroko) and congratulate her! She is an amazing minion, mentor, and right on track with her word count. Keep it up!
over 4 years ago
Are you in need of extra encouragement? Are you having a rough time with your novel? Do you like mail? Do you like stalkers? The next thirty people who e-mail me at Brighterskyte@gmail.com with their mailing address and an excerpt of their FAVORITE PART of their current novel (short or long as you want) and your current word count will win a special NaNoWriMo postcard mailed to them just in time for the longest. week. ever. Week 3. Doooo eeeeet.

-- Jamie
over 4 years ago
Todays Word of the Day is:
per·spic·u·ous/pərˈspikyo͞oəs/
Adjective:
(of an account or representation) Clearly expressed and easily understood; lucid.
(of a person) Able to give an account or express an idea clearly.

Sentence example:
The study of reformed theology set forth in the books are very perspicuous.
over 4 years ago
Todays Awesome Wrimo of the Day is Fightittowriteit. This is her FIRST NaNo. Stop by her profile (http://nanowrimo.org/en/participants/fightittowriteit) and congratulate her!
over 4 years ago
Todays Awesome Wrimo of the Day is JoyceHeatherington. This is her 2nd NaNo. Stop by her profile (http://nanowrimo.org/en/participants/joyceheatherington) and congratulate her!
over 4 years ago
AWotD: Today's Awesome Wrimo is GirlGotFangs. This is her second NaNoWriMo and she's already at 20,000 words. Pop by her profile at http://nanowrimo.org/en/participants/girlgotfangsand shoot her an encouraging note!
over 4 years ago
WotD: Today's Word of the Day is Tartuffe. N. A person who hypocritically pretends to be deeply pious. Use it? Show it to me for the WotD sticker!

-- Jamie
over 4 years ago
Hi Salem!

WAY TO GO! You've passed the 1 MILLION WORDS MARK! You are rocking your novels so hard, they don't even know what's hit them. Keep it up and BACK UP YOUR NOVEL! A backed up novel, is a happy and safe novel.

Keep on rockin'
-- Jamie
over 4 years ago
over 4 years ago
over 4 years ago
Hi Salem!

How's NaNoWriMo treating you so far? Here we are in the evening of Day 2. Are you enjoying finding out about your characters, plots and locations? Are your ideas coming quickly? Or are you like me and have absolutely no idea what you're writing about? Whichever the case may be, just keep on writing and you'll be surprised at what comes to you!

KICK-OFF IS TOMORROW! 1:30 - 4:30 at the Salem Public Library in Anderson Rooms A & B. Don't forget to bring a treat to share (PLEASE CHECK THE ALLERGY THREAD) and money for the meter!

We'll see you there! Have I told you lately that you rock?

-- Jamie
over 4 years ago
Today's workshop at the Salem Library entitled "What is NaNo?" has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvienence. If you are new and have questions please E-mail me at brighterskyte@gmail.com and I'll answer them.

-- Jamie
almost 5 years ago
Olympia, Wa. has accepted the challenge to once again compete in the Capital Word War Smackdown. Are you excited yet??

-- Jamie
almost 5 years ago
If you are a Teen or YWP Wrimo in the Stayton or surrounding areas, check out the thread below (http://nanowrimo.org/en/forums/usa-oregon-salem/threads/74301) for information on Write-Ins and events at your Public Library.

Don't forget, there is a "What Is NaNoWriMo?" workshop at the Library this Sunday from 3:30 - 4:30 in Anderson B. Come by if you're new to have all your burning questions answered!

Loving all the stuff happening in our community!
-- Jamie
almost 5 years ago
The phenomenal Moscow, Idaho Region has accepted our challenge for a rematch Word War of Supreme Awesomeness. Get those fingers read to show everyone how amazing we are, Salem!

Freaking excited for November!
-- Jamie
almost 5 years ago
Hi Wrimos!

Here is some News You Can Use:

1) KICK OFF RSVP THREAD IS UP! Check out the swanky deets below, and RSVP to this event.

2) Plot Planning Session II run by Samantha (Evalenne) is on Sunday, October 21st from 1:30 - 4:30 at the Salem Public Library in the Board Room. SPACE IS LIMITED! Our usual room is being used for the Friends of the Library Book Sale (so check that out too!).

3) Allergy Thread is up, please post any allergies or food needs you may have.

Don't forget to introduce yourself, and start some conversations below! Our Facebook Page (found in the Links section to the right) is hopping, but let's get some stuff going here too!

You guys Rock!
-- Jamie
almost 5 years ago
Only 18 days to go! Are you new? Come by our "What is NaNo?" Q&A tomorrow afternoon at the Salem Library from 3:30 to 4:30 in Anderson B. Hope to see some new faces there!
almost 5 years ago
Hello!

Just a reminder that we have a plot planning session tomorrow at 1:30pm! Come with a skeleton plot or no plot at all! Together we hope to have you walking out with momentum for your novel and plot bunnies breeding in your head! There will be wifi, so bring your laptop, pencil, pen, paper, typewriter, or whatever medium you would like to use.
almost 5 years ago
Hi Wrimos!

NaNoWriMo 2012 is quickly approaching. Only 69 days until we start on our crazy adventure once again. Keep an eye out for tons of information coming regarding NaNo '12!
over 5 years ago
RSVP FOR THE TGIO - Saturday, November 3rd from 10:30 - 5:30 at the Salem Public Library Anderson A & B Rooms

http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/forums/usa-oregon-salem/threads/43584

Please include if you are bringing anyone, and if you won. It's a pot luck (and a party!) so bring a treat to share, and your favorite game. Also, if you'd like to share anonymously a portion of your novel, or read a portion aloud, please let me know.

Please (PLEASE PLEASE) RSVP on the thread, not via e-mail, facebook, twitter, or other social media. Awards are printed based on numbers of RSVP in the THREAD ONLY. If I miss your RSVP because you sent it somewhere else, I can't promise you an award and that would make my ML heart crazy sad.

:( :( :( :( <--- Like this

Congrats Salem Wrimos! YOU ROCK!!! See you at the party this Saturday!
over 5 years ago
ALL DAY WRITE IN TODAY - 10:30 to 5:30 at the Salem Public Library in Anderson A & B. Parking is metered so don't forget your change. This is an amazing chance to catch up if you are behind, or get more words done if you've already crossed the finish line.
over 5 years ago
MEETING TODAY: General Write-In at the Salem Public Library starting at 1:30 in Anderson A & B downstairs. Please note that the Library has asked that for today we are out of our room by 4:00 instead of our regular 4:30 and they are short staffed, so I will need assistance making sure all tables/chairs are put away, garbage is taken care of, and floor is vacuumed by 4:00. No metered parking today! See you there!
over 5 years ago
AWotD: Today's Awesome Wrimo is Skarpz! http://nanowrimo.org/en/participants/skarpz Head over and wish some awesome Week 3 luck!
over 5 years ago
AWotD: Today's Awesome Wrimo is Faithy! http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/faithy Shoot her a NaNo mail and wish her luck on the upcoming week 3!
over 5 years ago
I WILL NOT be at Game Night tonight (and will only be at the Virtual Write-In for a small amount of time) my shoulder is killing me and I don't have a car. I hope those of you who make it have fun!
over 5 years ago
TONIGHT'S EVENTS:

Game Night @ Salem Public Library
Anderson Room A & B
6:30 - 8:30
Come for super awesome happy game time, and leave your novel alone for a while so that your homicidal urges subside a bit. Bring your favorite game! Bring change for the meter too!

Virtual Write In
http://www.plotboxofdoom.com/chat.html
6:30 - 9:00
Come to the Virtual Write-In and chat with your fellow Wrimos about how your novel is going. Word Wars at 7, 7:30 and 8:30

See you soon!
over 5 years ago
AWotD: Today's Awesome Wrimo is JoyceHeatherington! Pop over to her page (http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/joyceheatherington) and give her a great big YOU ARE AWESOME and your favorite tip on writing to keep her going strong through Week 2!
over 5 years ago
over 5 years ago
Today's AWotD is Persephoneshell! http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/persephoneshell! Pop by and send a NaNo mail full of your amazing Salem Wrimo Spirit!

DON'T FORGET TO BACK UP YOUR NOVEL TODAY!
over 5 years ago
Join our group on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/salem.nanowrimo/

Or follow us on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/#!/SalemNaNo

and earn your 'Stalker' sticker!
over 5 years ago
AWoTD: Today's Awesome Wrimo is Bogapejane! Pop by her profile and send her good luck wishes for week 2! http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/bogapejane
over 5 years ago
AWoTD: Today's Awesome Wrimo is Kyrraven! Pop by http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/kyrraven and say GOOD LUCK! with a NaNo Mail message!
over 5 years ago
Kick-Off Party is tomorrow!

Date: Saturday, November 5th
Time: 1:00 - 5:00
Place: Salem Public Library - Anderson Rooms A & B (lower floor)

Meeting is a pot luck so please bring your favorite treat to share. PARKING IS METERED TODAY! So don't forget change for the meter.

See you soon!
over 5 years ago
Virtual Write-In tonight from 6:30 - 9 in our swanky new chat room. Haven't signed up yet? Check out the directions (or log in) from http://www.plotboxofdoom.com/chat.html
over 5 years ago
Awesome Wrimo of the Day for 11/3/2011 is Misstariana! Pop by her profile and send her a NaNo Mail wishing her good luck and welcoming her to our Region from Idaho!
over 5 years ago
NaNoWriMo has started! Good luck to all of you! Don't forget to check the calendar below for all of the upcoming events in our area. We have lots going on and you don't want to miss any of it.

Congrats to our Awesome Wrimo of the Day! Our first of this season! Our AWotD is a Masamage! Pop by her profile and send a NaNo mail full of good wishes for the first day of NaNoWriMo!

over 5 years ago
NaNoWriMo starts in just three hours!

Join us for a Virtual Kick Off from 9:00 tonight to 12:30 in our chat room located at http://www.plotboxofdoom.com/chat.html

We will be having our first official word war of the year at 12:05! Don't miss it!
over 5 years ago
ARE YOU NEW?

If you are new to NaNoWriMo, and you feel a little lost, maybe a Mentor is what you need! Mentors are great resources during November! They answer your questions, hold your hand, give you great advice and encouragement, challenge you, and possibly even give you stickers.

We are currently placing new Wrimos into cabins of 3 - 8 and pairing them with a Mentor who has done NaNoWriMo many times and is a huge helpful resource for new Wrimos. They are currently standing by to answer all your burning NaNoWriMo questions!

They will check up with you at meetings, send encouraging e-mails, and answer any questions you may have.

If this is your first NaNoWriMo, and you are interested in being placed with a Mentor, please email brighterskyte@gmail.com with 'Mentor' in the subject, and include the e-mail address you'd like to use for communication.
over 5 years ago
NaNoWriMo is gaining on us and will be here before you know it. Interested in hanging out with your fellow Wrimos at the first in-person event of the year? Then don't miss the Kick-Off Party!

Date: Saturday, November 5th
Time: 1:00 - 5:00
Place: Salem Public Library - Anderson Rooms A & B (lower floor)

PLEASE RSVP here: http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/forums/usa-oregon-salem/threads/2486

Meeting is a pot luck so please bring your favorite treat to share. PARKING IS METERED TODAY! So don't forget change for the meter.

See you soon!
almost 6 years ago
New to NaNoWriMo? We will be holding a "What is NaNoWriMo?" workshop for all new comers with questions at the Salem Public Library in Anderson Rooms A & B on Saturday, October 22nd from 4:30 to 5:30.

If you are new, this is a fantastic opportunity to bring your questions, or just learn more about how NaNoWriMo works, what the Region can do for you, and what the rules are.

You'll want to bring change for the meter, parking is METERED on Saturdays.

See you there!
almost 6 years ago
Welcome to the new Salem Region! Don't forget to introduce yourself in our Introduction Forum. Check out our Calendar of events for upcoming activities!

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tahampton Winner!
  • Joined April 29, 2010
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Salem, Oregon
  • Age 44
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  • Joined November 4, 2004
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Oregon, around the 45th parallel, I-5...

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