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10 days ago
Oh No, It's Over...
11 days ago
The End... One final push to the finish!
12 days ago
Only two days left... Let's make the most of them!
15 days ago
Back at the pub again - writing from noon every day until December!
16 days ago
Wordy Weekend! All day write=ins for the rest of the month!
17 days ago
The Chester Wordy Weekend starts tomorrow! I'll be writing at the pub from 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday... and every day for the rest of the month! Come along if you can.
22 days ago
Sunday again! Write-in from 12 noon - expect lots of word sprints today, I need to get back on track!
25 days ago
Thursday Write-in tonight, of course - and I'll be there about 4pm if anyone wants to get an early start!
27 days ago
Tuesday write-in as usual - I should be there nice and early. And check out our shiny new scoreboard: link to the right ->
Post in the Introduction thread to get added to the board.
29 days ago
Sunday again! I'll be at the B&K around noon for another good long writing day.
about 1 month ago
Sunday means lots of writing! B&K from 12 noon :)
about 1 month ago
We got off to a great start! 90 Chester writers managed 170,426 words on day one. averaging 1,893 words each!

Keep going, everyone!
about 1 month ago
It's NaNoWriMo! Start writing, everybody!

I'll be at the Brewhouse and Kitchen at about noon, come and join me if you can - let's get November off to a great start :)
about 1 month ago
One more sleep, and then it's writing time!
about 1 month ago
Kick-Off Party Today! Hope to see you any time from 3pm until 9pm at the Brewhouse & Kitchen!
about 1 month ago
Kick-off party tomorrow! Sunday 29th October from 3pm, at the Brewhouse & Kitchen in Chester. Remember to change your clocks first though!

Pop in for a bit while you're doing your shopping, or come for the whole afternoon and evening. Hope to see you there :)
about 1 month ago
We're in the last week of October - are you ready yet?
about 1 month ago
It's almost that time again! Fourteen sleeps to go...
5 months ago
Camp NaNo write-in - today and every Sunday this month!

Come along whether you're writing, editing or maybe even doing some planning ready for November :)
6 months ago
Camp NaNoWriMo is back in July :)

I finished the first draft of one of my novels... So now it's time to rewrite it better!

I'll be back in the Brewhouse & Kitchen at least once a week through July, and if anyone wants to join me for writing or editing (or just a pint!) it would be lovely to see you all.

Dates will go in the calendar below soon.
about 1 year ago
It's all over... Well done everyone and we'll meet again in eleven moths time. Or at the TGIO party! See the thread below.
about 1 year ago
It's The End! One last write-in - I'll be there a little after 12 and writing until about 7pm, at which point I will probably just sit in the pub, with a pint, watching the wordcount figures - come and join me!
about 1 year ago
Two days left! Keep writing, and come and join me at the pub for the last two days :)
about 1 year ago
The last Sunday of the month, a chance to really push on towards the finish line! Write-in from noon :)
about 1 year ago
Time to get competitive!
about 1 year ago
The last Saturday, and the big push towards the finishing line begins here. Write-ins at the pub every day, from noon until at least 9pm, from today until the thirtieth.
about 1 year ago
The last Thursday of the month... Time to really push forward. Write-in from 6pm :)
about 1 year ago
Tuesday write-in - 6pm
about 1 year ago
Sunday again - write-in from noon :)
about 1 year ago
It's Thursday - I should be at the pub by 6pm for the write-in.
about 1 year ago
Sunday again, so it's another all day session in the B&K - hope to see you there from noon!
about 1 year ago
It's Sunday! We'll be writing from noon in Chester. Come and join us - this is your chance to catch up or to really power ahead with your word count :)
about 1 year ago
It's here! Get writing everyone, and I'll see you in the forum, at write-ins and at the finish line!

Write-in today from 12noon :)
about 1 year ago
Meet & Greet session today from 3pm at the Brewhouse & Kitchen pub - hope to see you there!
about 1 year ago
Meet & Greet session before NaNo starts! This Sunday (30th October) from 3pm at the Brewhouse and Kitchen on Love Street, Chester. See the thread below for more details.

Don't forget to change your clocks in the morning!
about 1 year ago
It's almost time, everyone! Things are starting to get busy here. Before we get to November, why not say hello in the introductions thread and start getting to know the other people who are going to spend November wearing their fingertips out on the keyboard?
The calendar below will be getting filled up over the weekend, so keep an eye open for when we'll be meeting up.
over 1 year ago
Are you doing CampNaNoWriMo in April? Some of us will be - if you want to talk to people nearby as well as making friends in your cabins, you can come and look at our new facebook page: Search for Chester Wrimos NaNo Writers.

Or use the clicky link in the thread below!
about 2 years ago
And, we're done. All over (officially) for another 11 months. But you can keep popping into the forum - we hope to sustain the momentum and keep going on those unfinished stories and polishing up any that have been completed

Well done everyone - Chester region has done exceptionally well (I'm playing with spreadsheets and statistics at the moment!) and will share some of the excitement once the rest of the world reaches December :)
about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago
Meet and Greet session at the Forest House this evening!

And then it's only two more sleeps until we can start writing (or only one if you're going to stay up for a midnight start)!
about 2 years ago
November approaches - but before that, we'll be having our first (purely social) meet-up for 2015 on Friday 30th October. 6:30pm in the Forest House. More details in the thread below. See you soon!
about 2 years ago
New year, new shiny forum - welcome to Nanowrimo 2015!
Please introduce yourself, set up your profile page, fill in the info about your novel and get started with prep and planning (or not, if you're pantsing it).
There will be posts and emails with info as we get closer to the start of November, and the calendar will shortly be up so you can plot in your Write-ins and other events. See you soon!
over 2 years ago
Camp Nanowrimo is upon us again! We have no plans for a joint cabin this year - too much pain, not enough gain - so feel free to choose your cabin mates freely and keep in touch with us here or live at The Forest House!
almost 3 years ago
Please note that the general pubbiness planned for today is now cancelled and will be rescheduled! Sorry about the last minute warning!
about 3 years ago
Don't forget our TGIO party tomorrow night, Saturday the sixth!
From five o'clock in The Forest House, our usual hangout, though we will be upstairs instead of downstairs this time. Search for us and ye shall find - Steve the Fan will be wearing his fez!
about 3 years ago
Somehow November has gone away and Nanowrimo 2014 is over. I don't like it but there is at least one thing left on our calendar: The TGIO - Thank God It's Over - Party! We will meet on Saturday at five in The Forest House, where all our other meet-ups and write-ins have been, so if you haven't been before, now is your chance. We'd love to see you and hear about your November!
Now usually we are downstairs, but that has been booked for a private function, so we - your MLs - will be there in good time and try to secure some tables upstairs somewhere. We will be easy to find as Steve the Fan will be wearing a green fez! (Yeah, not many of them in Wetherspoon on a Saturday.) If you don't feel like coming into the pub on your own, let us know and we'll agree on a time to come out and meet you. Let's celebrate these novels!
about 3 years ago
GO GO GO GO! Your novel needs you!
about 3 years ago
Widget time again! With one week to go (eeek!) this is how we are doing:

about 3 years ago
England specific widget this time as we don't want any others in the Top 25!

about 3 years ago
By popular demand, a widget with China in it!

about 3 years ago
More words to write, regions to beat ...
about 3 years ago
This Region Word War widget shows how we are doing compared to some of our actual worst competitors for the top 25 spot last year. Nothing like a bit of healthy competition!
about 3 years ago
So we are already coming up to Week Two, believe it or not, and there have been Shout-Outs and Write-Ins and word sprints - if you missed them, come join us this coming weekend! Other procrastination removers have been added to the forum too:

- To add your word count to the Region Scoreboard (aka the Guilt-O-meter), add a post to the forum thread to join in.

- To join our three-way Word War, look for the sign-up link in the relevant thread, and check your team's progress on the chart.

Shortcuts to both charts are in the Links box so they are easy to find. Good luck!
about 3 years ago
IT'S HERE!

Welcome to November everyone - I hope you got a good night's sleep and are rested and ready to get writing your 1,667 words for the day.

If you'd like some company, reassurance and peer pressure, join us at the Forest House for our first write-in of the month. I (Steve) will be there by noon. Just look for the green fez! I should be downstairs by the plug sockets.

Now stop reading this and start your novels!
about 3 years ago
ONE MORE SLEEP! Make the most of it while you can. Or better yet - stay up til midnight and do an hour of writing! Nothing quite like getting off to a good start and waking up in Nanoland tomorrow with a four digit word count already ...
... and then why not come to the Write-in to add to it? Info on where to find us in the forum.
While you wait for midnight please check you've given your novel a title or your account won't be active. Also introduce yourself in the forum and sign into the Region Ranking Tool to give yourself an extra kick up the proverbial!

See you in November!
about 3 years ago
Right. Are you ready? Four sleeps til Nanowrimo - if you can sleep, that is. I hope you are prepared (as much as you can be, including being prepared for the unexpected) and geared up, raring to go. Our first Write-in this year will be on Saturday, November 1st, where we will start early-ish and carry on for as long as the Muse will allow! Come and join us, say hi, top up the jitters with coffee and cake, celebrate the beginning with a cold beverage after, or just stop in and say hi!
GOOD LUCK; NOVELS AND WRIMOS!
about 3 years ago
MEET & GREET - TODAY!

We'll be in the Forest House from 3pm until at least 8pm ,probably a bit later. Please come along if you can - you don't have to stay the whole time, just pop in for as long as you can or want. But it would be great to meet you all :)

We're expecting that we'll be in the 'Library', the little room to the left of the bar, but we might be forced out by non-writing people who seem to think that they're allowed to drink in OUR pub in November, But if we aren't there, come looking for us. You'll be able to find us by our green clothing - I'll be wearing my green fez and Linda will be in her dayglo green T-shirt. Trust me, it's not easy to miss us!
about 3 years ago
One week to go until NaNo starts, but we're having our first meeting tomorrow - details in the "Meet & Greet" thread below.

Come and meet some of the other people who are going to be writing novels in November! Find out what our experiences have been like in the past, pick up a few tips on how to get through 50,000 words and share the excitement ( and nervousness?)
about 3 years ago
The site has been relaunched, which means that it's nearly November!

So it's time to get your writing hats out of the cupboard and start thinking about your novel. What's it going to be about, who's going to be the star, what twists and turns are you going to lead your readers along?

If you're looking for like-minded people to bounce ideas off, why not come along to our "Meet and Greet" session on Sunday 26th of October (the weekend before NaNoWriMo starts). We're friendly and helpful and here to support you on your way to 50,000 words. :)

Or if you can't make it to the meetings, make use of the forum - introduce yourself and start chatting withothers who have signed up to this challenge.

Good luck everyone!
about 3 years ago
Not long to go now! The forum will be wiped clean in preparation for Nanowrimo 2014 any day now, so if there was something you wanted to save for later, please copy and paste it now - bookmarks won't work as the pages will cease to exist.

And then, ladies and gentlemen, wrimos and writers, we will be ready for another November of Novelly Madness!
almost 4 years ago
Fancy getting on with your writing again? Well, February is Februawriting Month! This forum will probably be a bit quiet until the madness starts again in October, but fret not - come and join us for more writing, more Write-ins and events over on our brand new forum at chesterwrimos.freeforums.org - there is a link in the box on the right as well. See you there!
about 4 years ago
That's it, it's over. For now. Chester region did really well, and 50 of our participating Wrimos are now Winners! Keep an eye on the regional calendar, as there are loads more events happening in the new year. Hope to see you then, and keep writing those novels!
about 4 years ago
about 4 years ago
The Validator is now open for business - see forum post - and Chester region have beaten our 2012 record of 2.9 million words and have 23 winners so far! Congratulations!
about 4 years ago
about 4 years ago
We're up and running again: Welcome to Chester region and Nanowrimo 2013!
There are some new features and a new layout, so please come in, have a nose around the place and introduce yourself, post a question or check up on last year's buddies. See you soon!
over 4 years ago
We have seen the number of Chester Wrimos go up since November, hi all you new people! So I have plotted all the Write-Ins into the google calendar below already - no less than 3 socials and 17 (yes, seventeen!) Write-Ins! Put them into your diary, I'm sure you can manage a few in November if you start planning your novelly adventure in good time. And there is no time like the present!
about 5 years ago
That's it. Nanowrimo 2012 is officially over. 121 writers have written 2.9 million words, we are #61 in the word count scoreboard with an average of 24K per person, 38 writers are Nano winners and got their certificate to prove it. Congratulations, you have all done so well!

However there is one more event left on our calendar, the TGIO tonight. Writing implements optional this time, but please come and say hi and have a drink or a meal or some cake and a chat about novelly things like twisting plots and unpredictable characters and editing plans. We meet up from six, come as you are and take us as you find us! The bar staff will know who we are if you're not sure.
about 6 years ago
That's it. It's over. But we managed to write over 4 million words together, words that weren't there in October, and I think we should all give ourselves a round of applause and a nice treat!
After you have rested and caught up on your sleep and essential nutrients, re-established contact with friends and family and start getting used to reality again (boo!) you should come to the Thank God It's Over party in our usual haunt, The Forest House in Love Street, Chester - in the down stairs part - tomorrow, Dec 2nd, at six to celebrate and discuss our Nanowrimo novels, efforts and experiences. There'll be stickers and goodie bags!

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