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6 months ago
TGIO Party tonight!! Don't forget to bring a one-page excerpt from your novel to pass around at dinner. :)
6 months ago
Winning has begun! To validate and win, make sure you've created your novel on your dashboard for this year (if you've been updating your word count, you're good), then click on your word count at the top of any page, and click on "Check your official word count total." Paste in your whole novel and click validate!
6 months ago
RSVPs are open for the TGIO Party! Make sure to sign up, we're at Burgatory (Waterfront) this year!
6 months ago
Time to RSVP for the TGIO! Please RSVP below by Friday night!
6 months ago
RSVPs are open for Writing Under the Influence!
7 months ago
It's Double Up Day! Help fund creative writing programs around the world and get extra bonus donor gifts today!
8 months ago
Don't forget to RSVP for our kick-off party by Sunday, October 23, thread is below!
over 1 year ago
Last call for RSVP's for the TGIO party! Otherwise keep writing, you got this!
over 1 year ago
Saturday is Double Up Donation Day! Check the thread for more details!
over 1 year ago
Don't forget to RSVP for the 2015 Kick-Off Party by Thursday (October 15) at 9 p.m.: http://nanowrimo.org/forums/usa-pennsylvania-pittsburgh/threads/253872
over 2 years ago
Don't forget, if you've crossed 50,000 words, you need to validate by midnight! Check out how here: http://nanowrimo.org/updates/11555

And keep writing, you got this!
over 2 years ago
RSVP by Thursday at 9 p.m. for the TGIO Party! More details and RSVP here: http://nanowrimo.org/forums/usa-pennsylvania-pittsburgh/threads/204641
over 2 years ago
Don't forget to RSVP by noon on Wednesday for Writing Under The Influence: http://nanowrimo.org/forums/usa-pennsylvania-pittsburgh/threads/200276?page=1#forum_thread_comment_4863755
over 2 years ago
Today is #DoubleUpDay! Make a pledge to double your word count, cups of coffee and fun! And as a bonus, anyone who donates $25 will get the $50 goodies and will be entered into hourly drawings for extra prizes!
over 2 years ago
As a region we're quickly approaching one million words! Keep writing, everyone!
over 2 years ago
Don't forget to "create your novel" on your dashboard! You won't be able to update your word count until you do!
over 2 years ago
Kick Off Party: Sunday, October 19, 7 p.m., Double Wide Grill in the South Side. Please make sure to read the thread and RSVP by 10/18!
over 3 years ago
Validation is open! You can get your purple bar, learn how here (or click the link under "My NaNoWriMo"): http://nanowrimo.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/161377-how-do-you-win-nanowrimo-and-what-are-the-prizes-
over 3 years ago
Don't forget to RSVP for Writing Under the Influence by Tuesday the 19th: http://nanowrimo.org/forums/usa-pennsylvania-pittsburgh/threads/147828
over 3 years ago
Don't forget, we have two awesome Come Write In events this week: Saturday at the Carnegie Library of Homestead and Sunday at the Moon Township Public Library!
over 3 years ago
This weekend is going to be a great chance to catch up on your word count! Our first Come Write In event coincides with the Writing Marathon + Donation Day! Join us at Pittsburgh Mills Mall from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at The Library Place! Find out more about the national day here: http://nanowrimo.org/writing-marathon
over 3 years ago
We've got a big week of events planned, including the kick-off events starting Thursday night! Check out the "Where to be this week" thread below for a run-down of all the events throughout the region!
over 3 years ago
Almost time for the Kick-Off!! If you RSVP'd past the deadline & asked to be on the waiting list, keep an eye on your NaNoMail this weekend, & you'll receive a note if a spot opens up for you. Also, if you have to cancel, please let one of us MLs know ASAP so we can let people on the waiting list know. Final prices (including tax, tip, & appetizer sampler platter) will be: salad - $23.74, cheesesteak - $22.80, veggie sandwich - $18.74. Please bring cash! Can't wait to see everyone!!
over 3 years ago
We're just over a week away! We've opened up the mentoring program for another year, so check out the stickied thread below to sign up as either a Newbie or Mentor. The calendar is filling up fast (but there's a lot more to be added, too). Almost all that's left is to celebrate at the kick-off, and oh yeah, start thinking of a plot!
over 3 years ago
Welcome, writers! November is swiftly approaching, so take a look through the threads below and meet your fellow Pittsburgh writers! Please introduce yourself officially on the 'Meet & Greet' post below, we want to meet you, and RSVP for the Kick-Off Party as well (deadline to RSVP: October 21)!
over 4 years ago
Final day, WriMos! Don't forget to validate! Let's see all those shiny purple bars!!!!!! :)
over 4 years ago
Time to RSVP to the TGIO Party! Just a week away!
over 4 years ago
Thank you everyone who came out last night to Writing Under the Influence! What a blast! Weekly Write-In thread coming up - location for the City Write-In on Monday is going to be the Quiet Storm in Bloomfield/Garfield.
over 4 years ago
Our Saturday-night 21+ event has officially been posted! Meeting at Rivertowne Pour House in Monroeville around 8:30pm. 21 and over for this event only please!
over 4 years ago
Have you always wanted a NaNoWriMo shirt specific to our fabulous Pittsburgh region? Check out the thread below for details!
over 4 years ago
Last day to sign up as a Newbie to have a mentor. I'll do the final round of matches this evening (post work & Steeler game). Keep writing, WriMos, we are off to an awesome start!!
over 4 years ago
We're 2 days in: how's your word count? And which Write-Ins have you attended?
over 4 years ago
URGENT: still in need of a few more mentors for adopt-a-newbie! Just had a bunch of new WriMos sign up last night (hi guys!!!), and I am running short on mentors. If you already signed up to mentor & can take on an extra newbie or two, please let me know ASAP. Newbies, I will match you up as soon as possible, so fret not :)
over 4 years ago
Great to see everyone at the midnight Write-In! (And I got more words written than EVER BEFORE at a midnight event, probably because Kelly & I were separated by a booth lol.) Keep those fingers moving on those keyboards, and good luck to anyone brave enough to do #50Kday!
over 4 years ago
Midnight Kick-Off Write-In tonight!!! Feel free to come in costume, as it'll still *technically* be Halloween when we meet up. (If you're trying to find our group when you arrive at the Squirrel Hill Eat n Park, just look for Katniss Everdeen!)
over 4 years ago
Just a note: if you are interested in scheduling a Write-In, please let me know the details via NaNoMail, so that I can post to the Google Calendar & weekly event thread. Also, please check with me first if they are a Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday so we make sure there aren't conflicts with the regularly-scheduled Write-Ins. Thanks!! :)
over 4 years ago
It's NaNo Prep Day! Check in on the front page of the site, join in the conversation down below in the forums, or Tweet with hashtag #NaNoPrep all day!
over 4 years ago
Welcome, welcome writers!! It's almost November again, so start browsing the boards and meeting this year's Class Of NaNoWriMo Awesomeness! (And please introduce yourself officially on the 'Meet & Greet' post below, and RSVP for the Kick-Off Party as well!)
over 5 years ago
Don't forget to RSVP for the TGIO Party today! This Thursday night, come rejoice (or lament!) with your fellow writers for one last NaNoWriMo 2011 bash! Hope to see as many of you guys there as possible!! Even if you don't cross 50k by midnight on Wednesday, you have still earned some pasta! :)
over 5 years ago
UPDATED NOTE ON TGIO PARTY: Please RSVP by the end of this coming Sunday, as there will be a special treat at the party, and I want as many people as possible to be able to get it :) See the thread below!
over 5 years ago
TGIO Party info is up! Please check the thread below and RSVP if you are interested in coming! :)
over 5 years ago
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN LOCATION FOR TONIGHT'S CITY WRITE-IN!! Due to availability issues with the 'big' room at the Beehive, we will meet at Kiva Han in Oakland. See the Google Calendar for address. :)
over 5 years ago
Butler Write-In tonight!! It somehow got eaten on the Google Calendar, boo. If you need to boost that word count, please come to the Butler Panera (330 New Castle Street) this evening from 6-9pm (in the VIP Room, woo woo!).
over 5 years ago
New Write-In added for today! Duquesne Write-In at the Gumberg Library, 12p - 5p on 11/12/11. Also today, Ambridge 10-1 and Monroeville 10-2. Check the Google Calendar for details! :)
over 5 years ago
New Write-Ins added! Check the Google calendar for the latest events!
over 5 years ago
URGENT! We need a handful of WriMo veterans to volunteer to be Mentors. We just had a whole bunch of new-Newbies sign up tonight, so if you can help a first-timer out, please check out the Adopt-a-Newbie thread below and apply. It's a fun program, and will hopefully result in some new friendships as well! Newbies - I will have your mentors for you as soon as I can. :)
over 5 years ago
Pitt Write-In location update! The Write-In this evening will be held in the Student Union, ground floor (if you went to the Pitt meetings last year, it is the same spot).

Hope everyone had a great day 1! Thank you everyone who came out to our first three events!
over 5 years ago
Newbie and Mentor matches have been sent out!! Mentors, check your NaNoMail for info on your Newbie. And Newbies, expect a NaNoMail from your Mentor very soon! (If the links don't work, I apologize. I couldn't tell if .html was allowed in the NaNoMail messages or not!) If anyone has any questions, please let me know!
over 5 years ago
Writing buddies are back up!! It appears you have to re-add all those friends you have accumulated over the years... so get to work! :)
over 5 years ago
Hey guys, if possible, we could use 4 more mentors for newbies before Saturday. Please check out the Adopt-a-Newbie thread below and sign up if you haven't! More newbies are welcome to apply as well, of course. I will make the magic happen and match you all up this weekend. :)

Also coming on Friday, your favorite 'where to write this week' post!
over 5 years ago
Kick-Off Party RSVP has ended! Thank you to everyone who responded. If you posted your RSVP prior to 7pm last night (Sunday, Oct 23), you are in! If you didn't get your response in in time, you can send me a NaNoMail to be put on the backup list in case anyone cancels. Alternatively, feel free to come out to Church Brew Works at noon on the 30th anyway, and ask for a table near us (with 32 people, we are going to be at multiple tables near each other anyway).

Looking forward to meeting everyone!!
over 5 years ago
Kick-Off Party RSVP Extended!

In light of the delay of regional email availability this month, I am extending the Kick-Off Party RSVP a bit. You can RSVP any time between now and 6pm tomorrow (Sunday, October 23). Please read the Kick-Off Party thread in the forum below. Can't wait to see everyone!!

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