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about 13 hours ago
We're once again at The Market for our weekly meet-up. Come down and work on your current project.

If you're lost, or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
8 days ago
The Market. Write. Until 7:30pm.

Lost? Urgent? 07606 364862.
15 days ago
This is an official announcement announcing officially that this week's off-season NaNoWriMo meeting is about to commence. Come down to The Market and work on your magnum opus.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
22 days ago
It's that time of the week when we meet up to write, chat and/or solve problems. Drop in any time from now until 7:30pm.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
29 days ago
Yay! I'm already here, so you can come down to The Market any time between now and 7:30pm.

Yay! We have table 23 and the adjoining table 12, so we can seat up to eight people.

Boo! The table tennis table is folded up.

But yay! We have Dundee Literary Festival programmes.

As usual, if you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
about 1 month ago
Come one, come all, come down to The Market and work on your current project. The table tennis is still here as well.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
about 1 month ago
It's that time of the week again. Come down to The Market and work on your current project. You can also play table tennis here now.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
about 1 month ago
If Rebecca Black had been a member of Dundee & Angus NaNoWriMo region, she might instead have sung, "It's Tuesday, Tuesday, gotta get down on Tuesday." Come down to The Market and march to the beat of your own tune.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
about 1 month ago
Our drinking money appears to have paid for a new carpet. So come down to The Market and feel the bounciness.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
2 months ago
It's that time of the week again. Come down to The Market to work on your magnum opus.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
3 months ago
Camp NaNoWriMo finished yesterday, and I'd like to extend my congratulations to everyone who took part, whether you hit your target or not. Thank Crunchie it's over.

Our meet-up begins right now at The Market. Drop in any time until 7:30pm.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
3 months ago
Hear ye! Hear ye! NaNoWriMo hath commenc'd in Thy Market.

Should thou be loste or that enquirie be urgent, our electrical apparatus shall be rung by press of these following digits: 07506 364862.
3 months ago
NaNo's the time, it's the place, it's the motion. NaNo's the way we are feeling.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
3 months ago
Our Camp NaNoWriMo meet-up is happening at The Market, winner of Best Newcomer 2017 by the Tayside branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
4 months ago
At one point in the 19th century, there were around 90 licensed premises on the Seagate alone. But today, you only need one: The Market. Drop in any time up to 7:30pm.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
4 months ago
It's our weekly meeting at The Market. Come on down to write, to drink, or simply for a good old gas. Look for the iconic red N as you ascend the stairs.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
4 months ago
Please fasten your seatbelts, for we shall shortly be landing at The Market.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
4 months ago
Same time! Same table! Same faces! Same eclectic ambient music! Different coffee, though; the filter isn't working, so they're using instant.

Same number as well! If you're lost or it's urgent, call 07506 364862.
4 months ago
Confusingly, Seagate is not only the name of the street on which you'll find The Market, but it's also a brand of computer hardware. Do come down and work on your current project. Or your non-current project; we don't mind.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
5 months ago
Come on down to The Market to work on what you're currently writing. Heck, let's go wild: bring along what you're drawing or stitching or building if you feel like it.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
5 months ago
What time is it? ("Time you got a watch" – reader's voice.) It's time for the weekly NaNo meet-up. Come down to The Market on the Seagate and work on whatever you're doing.

Look for the iconic red N upstairs. If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
5 months ago
We're at The Market for our Tuesdaily session. Come along and write or chat, and perhaps discuss whether 'Tuesdaily' ought to be a legitimate word.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
5 months ago
With a weather prediction of '19° Mostly Sunny', it's the perfect night to come along to The Market on the Seagate and work on your current project.

If you're lost or it's urgent, the NaNoPhone number is 07506 364862.
6 months ago
Camp NaNoWriMo might be over, but our meet-ups are not. Come down to The Market and work on your magnum opus. Look for the iconic red N.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
6 months ago
Hello there. It's time for our weekly meeting at The Market. Come on down and work on Camp NaNo, or anything else you've got going on.

I, alas, have to leave around 6pm but your co-ML Valerie Mullen will take the wheel from there.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
6 months ago
Hey-hey party people!

We're at The Market again for Camp NaNoWriMo. Come on down and get funky with your writing.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
6 months ago
Ladies and gentlemen... we proudly present... our weekly event... it's... the NaNoWriMo meet-up.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
7 months ago
Hello. We're at The Market ready to work on our Camp NaNo stuff. Come down between now and 7:30pm. Look for the iconic red N upstairs.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
7 months ago
In 1993, Sheryl Crow released the album Tuesday Night Music Club to critical acclaim. Similarly, we have our Tuesday Night Writing Club.

Come down to The Market to write and chat. If you have an urgent enquiry, our number is 07506 364862.
7 months ago
Video might have killed the radio star, but NaNo will never die. Maybe.

Come on down to The Market right now and work on your current project.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
7 months ago
Get ready (get ready)
to write,
gonna make this a NaNo to remember.

Come on down to The Market and work on your magnum opus. If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.

Look for the iconic red N on the table upstairs.
8 months ago
Persons: we're here and our pencils are sharpened. Drop in any time until 7:30pm.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862. Use it wisely.
8 months ago
Some dirty rotten planks are sitting at our table, OUR table, number 23. Instead, you'll see our iconic red N as you ascend the stairs.

If you're lost, literally not emotionally, our number is 07506 364862.
8 months ago
It's writing o'clock. Come down to The Market and work on your magnum opus.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
8 months ago
Egad! Others have come in and nabbed our table! How very dare they!

Instead, you'll see iconic red N as you ascend the stairs. If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.

I have to leave just after 7pm today, but the actual meet-up goes on until 7:30pm, or indeed however long you wish.
9 months ago
Hello. Although it doesn't officially kick off until 5:30pm, you can come down to The Market right now.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
9 months ago
Yo yo yo, dis is MC NaNo on da microphone. Come on down and chillax at Da Market.

If you is lost, dial up my digits: 07506 364862. Swee-eet.
9 months ago
Although the meet-up proper doesn't officially start until 5:30pm, I'm at The Market already, so you can pop down.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.

Photo of the iconic red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/821396749319344128
10 months ago
In 1993, musician Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable glyph known as The Love Symbol. Thousands of floppy discs containing the symbol had to distributed to news outlets to allow journalists to write about him.

Happily, when The Capitol changed its name to The Market, the logistics were far simpler. So come to the Venue Formerly Known as The Capitol, head upstairs and see our very own, very pronounceable, iconic red N.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
10 months ago
Although our drop-in doesn't officially start until 5:30pm, you can join us any time from now until 7:30pm. Look for the iconic red N on the table upstairs.

Either work on your current project, or come down for what is colloquially known as 'bants'. We also have candy letters, pictured.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
10 months ago
Persons, we're at The Market, which still has The Capitol sign outside. We're at our old table 23 upstairs.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.

Picture of our iconic red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/811254591903907840
10 months ago
We'll need all the elbow power we can muster; every BrewDog table is occupied, so we only have the end of an eight-seater table in the middle.

However, we've come through worse before, so do join us and work on your masterpiece.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
11 months ago
Shamelessly stealing Valerie's photo of our red N, it's time for the next off-season NaNo meeting at Brewdog.

If you're lost, or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
11 months ago
A reminder that tonight's meet-up is at BREWDOG on Panmure Street after the former place closed permanently at the weekend. We shall never utter its name again.

It's the same deal: drop in any time from now until 7:30pm, and carry on with your NaNo project. Look for the iconic red N on the table.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.

Photo: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/803643392861188096.
11 months ago
Words! Words! Words!

BrewDog! BrewDog! BrewDog!

Now! Now! Now!

If you're as lost as a cat in a doghouse, our number is 07506 364862.
11 months ago
Technically, we don't start until 5:30pm, but you can come along right now to The Capitol. We're right at the top of the stairs.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
11 months ago
Come down to a packed BrewDog and help me elbow folks out of the way. We're at one of the high tables near the pinball machine.

If you're struggling to find the place, our number is 07506 364862.

Photo: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/799958868403122176.
11 months ago
We're at The Capitol, a name inspired not by The Hunger Games but by the cinema that used to occupy this spot. Drop in any time until 7:30pm, or 19:30, whichever is later.

If you're struggling to find the place, our number is 07506 364862.
11 months ago
You fabulous people have collectively written more than half a million words; that's War & Peace twice over.

It's time for another NaNo meet-up at BrewDog, so come down and let's add a few more where they came from.

If you can't find the venue, or if it's otherwise urgent, our number is 07506 364862.

Here's our iconic red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/797418360761974784
11 months ago
There's a major event happening right now. It's causing shockwaves all over the world. There will be winners, and there will be runners-up.

That's right, it's NaNoWriMo.

So come on down to The Capitol any time up to 7:30pm to continue your novel. If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.

Our iconic red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/796036795200901121.
12 months ago
Welcome to the first Saturday NaNoWriMo meet-up of the month. We're at BrewDog, between the Wellgate and the High School of Dundee.

Drop in any time up to 3pm; dogs are permitted too. If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.

NB: The bar's credit card machine isn't working today, so please bring cash.

Photo: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/794882540213587968.
12 months ago
I forgot to include one point in the last bulletin, and it was in response to a member's query.

Even if you didn't come to the Kick-Off Party, you can still go to any or all of the other meet-ups. Some people are at every one, some people come intermittently. Either way, we want you to feel welcome.
12 months ago
There's a magical place, we're all going there.
Dozens of writers all under one roof.
It's called THE CAPITOL.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.

https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/790948999251496960
12 months ago
The NaNoWriMo Kick-Off Party is about to begin. Leave your pens and laptops at home, but bring them next week.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.

Look for the iconic red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/790948999251496960.
12 months ago
Upstairs in The Capitol is closed right now, so we've moved DOWNSTAIRS. Look for the Craft Beers sign as you come in, and we're behind it.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
about 1 year ago
There's a concept called hygge in Danish culture. There isn't a literal English translation, but it means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.

Now imagine that with writers, and you've got a NaNo meet-up. Drop in before 7:30pm. And if you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.

Look for the iconic red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/783341203559419904.
about 1 year ago
Come on down to The Capitol to continue your writing, or just have a chat, or even just for a free postcard and sticker.

If you're struggling to find the place, our number is 07506 364862.

https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/783341203559419904
about 1 year ago
Fresh from California, we have NaNo stickers and postcards. Come down and grab one.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.

Pictures or it didn't happen: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/780805162680127488.
about 1 year ago
Persons, we're upstairs at The Capitol.

We have Literary Festival programmes, and a more muted ML T-shirt.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.

Photo of the iconic red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/775729288423284744.
about 1 year ago
If we were uncouth hooligans, I might say, "Oi oi, you nuttahs!"

Instead, we're civilised writers, so this is a polite request for your presence at our NaNo meet-up at any time until 7:30pm. We're not at Table 23, but you'll see our red N as you ascend the stairs: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/775729288423284744.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
about 1 year ago
Come on down to The Capitol to continue your writing, or just have a chat.

If you're struggling to find the place, our number is 07506 364862.

Photo: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/765571029150339072.
about 1 year ago
Tuesday. NaNoWriMo. 5:30pm. Upstairs.

Lost? 07506 364862.

Photo: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/765571029150339072.
about 1 year ago
We're at The Capitol for our weekly NaNo drop-in. Come along any time up until 7:30pm.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.

The iconic red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/765571029150339072.

about 1 year ago
Officially, the drop-in begins at 5:30pm. However, if you want to come along right now, I'm here.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.

The iconic red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/765571029150339072.
about 1 year ago
Come on down to The Capitol to continue your writing, or just have a chat.

If you're struggling to find the place, our number is 07506 364862.

Our iconic red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/737678229402746881.

about 1 year ago
Officially, we don't begin until 5:30pm. Unofficially, you can drop in right now.

It's the top floor of The Capitol as usual, but table 23 is blocked off. Instead, we're at the opposite side, nearer the toilets.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.

Here's our iconic red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/757966075678093313.
about 1 year ago
Last week when I sent the NaNo e-mail, it went into the inbox on NaNoWriMo.org, but didn't come into my inbox. I then sent it again a few days later, but the same problem occurred.

I'm therefore assuming that it didn't come into anyone's inbox, but tomorrow's meet-up is on.
about 1 year ago
I normally check in from my phone, but it's running out of battery for some reason, so I've decided to post this message in advance from a PC.

Happily, the NaNoPhone is one of these old-school flip models, so its battery lasts about a decade. If you're struggling to find the place, our number is 07506 364862.

I'll be somewhere upstairs in The Capitol from about 5pm, so drop in any time until 7:30pm to write, chat and have a laugh.

Here's our iconic red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/750363933811367936.
over 1 year ago
The recently-published Chilcot Report was 2.6 million words long, or the equivalent of 52 NaNoWriMo wins.

Happily, Camp NaNoWriMo lets you set a much lower target. Come down to The Capitol right now and aim for yours. You'll see the iconic red N as you ascend the stairs: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/750363933811367936.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
over 1 year ago
Come on down to The Capitol to continue your writing, or just have a chat. We can't be at Table 23 as usual, but you'll see our red N as you ascend the stairs:
https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/750363933811367936.

If you're struggling to find the place, our number is 07506 364862.
over 1 year ago
Come on down to The Capitol to continue your writing, or just have a chat. We can't be at Table 23 as usual, but you'll see our red N as you ascend the stairs:
https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/737678229402746881

Unfortunately, I'll need to leave shortly after 6pm, and our co-ML is away, so Ian McCulloch has kindly stepped up as co-co-ML for the rest of the meeting.

If you're struggling to find the place, our number is 07506 364862.
over 1 year ago
Come down to The Capitol right now for tonight's drop-in. Unlike the EU, you can remain until 7:30pm, or leave whenever you like.

Photo-ma-graph: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/745285411044474880.
over 1 year ago
Come to The Capitol on the Seagate and work on your novel.

Look for the red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/737678229402746881.
over 1 year ago
We're at The Capitol on the Seagate. A couple of fun facts:

* It originally opened in 1956 as a cinema.
* It's not usually busy at this time on a Tuesday.

Come on down to finish your masterpiece and look for the iconic red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/730068243373789185. If you get lost trying to find it, the NaNoPhone is 07506 364862.
over 1 year ago
We're at The Capitol on the Seagate. Alas, our usual table 23 is taken, but you'll see the iconic red N as you head upstairs.

Picture or it didn't happen: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/730068243373789185.
over 1 year ago
Come down to The Capitol and work on your masterpiece.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.

That all-important red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/724991885048160261.
over 1 year ago
It's the last Camp NaNoWriMo meeting, so come along and leap over the finish line. But our off-season meetings will carry on from next week.

If you're lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.

That all-important red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/724991885048160261.
over 1 year ago
For this week's message, I've been trying to rewrite the chorus of Men in Black to 'N in red'. Sadly, that's as far as I've got, but do feel free to have a bash yourself.

We're at The Capitol; come upstairs and look for the iconic red N. Unfortunately, no mobile number this week as I've misplaced the handset.

Our iconic red N in this season's colours: https://www.instagram.com/p/BAuoI2QJSIn/.
over 1 year ago
Nihilism is a philosophy that rejects all religious and moral principles, often in the belief that life is meaningless.

If, despite this thought, you still believe Camp NaNoWriMo is worth completing, head down to The Capitol right now. We're upstairs.

If you get lost or it's urgent, our number is 07506 364862.
over 1 year ago
I'm an hour early, but if you're about, do come down to The Capitol. Drop in any time until 7:30pm.

You'll see this iconic red N as you ascend the stairs: https://www.instagram.com/p/BAuoI2QJSIn/. If you're lost, our number is 07506 364862.
over 1 year ago
Suppose, hypothetically, that you came down to The Capitol right now.

Now assume, hypothetically, you could see the iconic red N while you were ascending the stairs: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/714846220397723648.

Would you, hypothetically, come and join us?

If, hypothetically, you get lost, our imaginary number is 07506 364862.
over 1 year ago
If you're coming to NaNoWriMo, I'm already here at The Capitol. If you get lost finding it, our number is 07506 364862.

Look for the iconic red N: https://www.instagram.com/p/BAuoI2QJSIn/.
over 1 year ago
In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. ... &c &c ... maybe you can hire the N-Team.

We're at The Capitol on the Seagate: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/704717560969879552.
over 1 year ago
It's not Chico Time, but it is NaNo Time. Come to The Capitol, head upstairs and look for the iconic red N: https://www.instagram.com/p/BAuoI2QJSIn/

If you're new and get lost trying to find it, our number is 07506 364862.
over 1 year ago
We've got our usual seat at El Capitol. Come on down between now and 7:30pm.

Photo or it didn't happen: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/704717560969879552.
over 1 year ago
It's that time of the week at The Capitol. Tonight's table is in a slightly different place. Look for the iconic red N as you come up the stairs.

Photo of the N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/702178412803268610.
over 1 year ago
A reminder that Ian McCulloch will be in charge of NaNo for the first hour or so. I'll be there around 6:30pm with the N and my lime-green T-shirt.

If it's your first time, look for a whiteboard on one of the upstairs tables. I'm sure Ian will speak to you if you look lost.
over 1 year ago
To encourage you to get down to The Capitol, here's Paul Johnson's 1999 hit Get Get Down, which holds the world record for the most repetitive lyric: https://youtu.be/dCe6e23yIT8.

Here's the red N:
https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/692030107238686720.
over 1 year ago
And now
the N is near,
and so we face
another meet-up.

We're at The Capitol on the Seagate: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/692030107238686720.
over 1 year ago
It's less than 30 minutes until the Dundee & Angus NaNoWriMo meet-up. Drop into The Capitol any time up to 7:30pm.

Photos or it didn't happen: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/692030107238686720.
over 1 year ago
Come down to The Capitol and crack on with your writing project.

Look for our red N on the table: https://www.instagram.com/p/BAuoI2QJSIn/
almost 2 years ago
Is there life on Mars? Can you hear me, Major Tom? What time does the NaNoWriMo drop-in begin?

Alas, we've lost the man who could answer two of these. But I can confidently tell you the drop-in begins st 5:30pm.

Our own icon: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/681887807502184448
almost 2 years ago
NaNo-NaNo-NaNo-NaNo... Batman.

Here's the iconic red N to look for at The Capitol: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/681887807502184448
almost 2 years ago
Give me an N... N,
Give me an A... A,
Give me another N...

Forget it, this'll take ages. Come up and see us at The Capitol. We're right at the top of the stairs.

Here's what our iconic red N looks like: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/681887807502184448
almost 2 years ago
Come down to The Capitol right now for a drink, a meal and a laugh.

Look for the iconic red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/679349855999913985
almost 2 years ago
You'll see our iconic red N as you come up the stairs of The Capitol: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/676812954780737536.
almost 2 years ago
What if I told you we were at The Capitol for our first off-season NaNoWriMo meeting?

Top floor, look for the red N on the table: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/666668591799009282.
almost 2 years ago
Our off-season meetings will be continuing for at least the month of December. These will be at The Capitol from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on each Tuesday: 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Bring your current writing project, or just come along to chat. We usually meet on the top floor where it's quieter, but let us know in advance if you have a mobility problem and we'll hold it downstairs instead. You'll know it's us when you see our iconic red N or my lime-green T-shirt.

See the thread below titled Post-NaNoWriMo for more information.
almost 2 years ago
Come down to The Capitol and party... and party... and party... and party... and party... and party... and party... and party... and party... and party... and party... and party... and party... and party... and party...
almost 2 years ago
I sent this message yesterday, but it didn't seem to come into people's e-mail inboxes.

We've now reached the end of our drop-in meetings. I'd like to thank everyone who's come along over the past month – and in some cases, since earlier this year.

But there's still one more gathering to come, and that's the Thank Goodness It's Over party on Tuesday 1 December. That'll be at The Capitol from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This'll be a celebration, not a writing session, so leave your notepads and laptops at home. Any member is welcome to come, even if you haven't been to any other meetings.

We usually meet on the top floor where it's quieter, but let us know in advance if you have a mobility problem and we'll hold it downstairs instead. You'll know it's us when you see our iconic red N or my lime-green T-shirt.

There are still a couple of days of writing left. If you're over the finish line or you're about to cross it, well done – and don't forget to order your winner's T-shirt. Perhaps, like me, other commitments have got in the way and you won't reach 50,000 words? Congratulations to you too. It's a tough challenge and you taken it on head-first. Together, we've written over 860,000 words this month, so don't let anyone say you've failed.

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For enquiries, first check our Cut out and Keep Guide. If that doesn't answer it, send a private message to Gavin (aka ‘knaw’) or your co-ML Corrin (aka ‘Chirii’) on the NaNoWriMo website; post on the Facebook page; or mention @LadyGavGav on Twitter. Any urgent enquiries should come straight to Gavin on 07506 364862. I'm often unable to answer during office hours on weekdays, but leave a message and I'll ring you back as soon as possible.
almost 2 years ago
We're at DUSA, and it's the final meeting before Thank Goodness It's Over on Tuesday.

Staff and students: take your uni card and additional ID. Non-students and non-staff: get in touch first, either below or on 07506 364862.

Here's the photo: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/670586866618531840.
almost 2 years ago
With one week to go, what better time to come to The Capitol and work on your masterpiece? And get a sticker if you haven't already?

If you're lost, or if you've an urgent enquiry: 07506 364862.

Photo of our iconic red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/666668591799009282.
almost 2 years ago
We're in the Liar Bar at DUSA. The bouncers are out in force.

Students and staff, remember your uni ID and another form of ID. Everyone else, let us know in advance of your arrival. Photo of our booth: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/668046207491665920.

Any problems, ring 07506 364862.
almost 2 years ago
Good evening. It's time to hit pen to paper again. Come to The Capitol, head upstairs and get absolutely hamm..., er, have a drink.

Look for the iconic red N or my lime-green threads: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/666668591799009282
almost 2 years ago
"If you're going through hell, keep going." Winston Churchill.

Dundee University Students Association, 1pm to 3pm, take your uni card and additional ID. Non-students and non-staff: get in touch first.

Our iconic red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/665507871594029056.
almost 2 years ago
"Our NaNoWriMo meeting is at Dundee Union Students Association."
"Liar."
"No, it's the truth."

Look for the iconic red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/662973865480556544
almost 2 years ago
There's a theory that beer helps you find new ideas, and coffee helps you execute existing ones. Happily, this joint sells both. Come upstairs in The Capitol and join us.
almost 2 years ago
Everything seems to be fine with the mail system now. If you need to get in touch for any reason, our contact details are in the 'Cut out and keep' guide to NaNoWriMo 2015' thread at the bottom of this page.
almost 2 years ago
It's not our favourite six-seater table, but we're still going to have a top time.

Come down to The Capitol right now and look for the red N on the top floor. It'll be accompanied by a shady dude in a lime-green T-shirt.

Picture, or it didn't happen: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/651431949215600640
almost 2 years ago
It's time for another NaNo meet-up at The Capitol on the Seagate. Look for a shady character in this lime-green T-shirt:
https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/656501458695757825
about 2 years ago
By the ancient law of bagsy, we have our six-seater table at The Capitol.
about 2 years ago
To anyone who saw the latest bulletin in their NaNoWriMo inbox, I'm not sure what's happened to the formatting.

The e-mail bulletin seems to be formatted correctly.
about 2 years ago
You're still coming to NaNo aren't you? Never mind the rain; this is Scotland, and that's what happens here.

It's a different table as our usual one is booked. Look for the iconic red N or my new lime-green T-shirt: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/651431949215600640.

If you're new and can't find The Capitol, mention @LadyGavGav on Twitter or ring 07506 364862.
about 2 years ago
We're at the six-seater table at The Capitol ready to rhumble.

Here's the red N to look for: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/641279436797648896.
about 2 years ago
Our first Tuesday meeting for a while. If you're coming to The Capitol, be sharp; we have a smaller table tonight.

Photo of our iconic red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/641279436797648896
about 2 years ago
I'm miles too early, but if you want to join me at The Capitol, look out for the iconic red N: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/639104019068252160.
about 2 years ago
It's that time of the week again. Did you know we've been meeting up for nearly six months straight?

Here's a photo of our table at The Capitol: http://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/628959846428246018.
about 2 years ago
After the success of another local evening. I ought to try some piggyback branding and call it a Silent Writing Party, but I shall resist.

Here's the red N to look for at The Capitol: http://t.co/WSTy6dadjw.
about 2 years ago
Boo! Our usual table is occupied.
Yay! We've got another one; look for the red N.
Boo! I've got to leave at about 6:45pm.
Yay! You can come with me if you want.

Picture is here: http://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/628959846428246018.
about 2 years ago
All right, Camp NaNo folks. Slightly different table, slightly later time, same awesome event. Picture is here:For my Camp NaNo folks. Slightly different table, slightly later time, same awesome event.

Picture is here: http://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/628959846428246018.
about 2 years ago
We're in The Capitol on the Seagate. I walked in with tarmac under my arm and said, "A beer for me, and one for the road."

Here's the table, and who to look for: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/626419510409609216/photo/1.
about 2 years ago
For the benefit of my Camp NaNo persons: We're at The Capitol, and we're marked with a large N so you know it's us: http://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/623880475376001024/
over 2 years ago
For the benefit of Camp NaNo folks. Here's where we're sitting, and the person to look for: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/621341522215215105.
over 2 years ago
Guess who's back, back again. NaNo's back, tell a friend. We're at The Capitol on the Seagate. Here's where to go and who to look for: http://t.co/l6Z13kdt9V.
over 2 years ago
Yay! We've got the six-seater table.
Boo! I've got to leave at 5:30pm.
Yay! You can come with me if you want.

For the benefit of newbies: here's what I look like: http://t.co/u3A08ypNw4.
over 2 years ago
Come to The Capitol, head upstairs, and write your stories. Here's what I look like: http://t.co/u3A08ypNw4.
over 2 years ago
For the benefit of my Camp NaNo folks: we're upstairs in The Capitol and this is what I look like: http://t.co/u3A08ypNw4.
over 2 years ago
We have a gigantic table at the top of the stairs in The Capitol. Come on up and let's write our stories.
over 2 years ago
Tap-tap-tap. "You're in my spot."

Come and write your masterpiece here at The Capitol on the Seagate. We're upstairs. Photo of the location: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/603587381992775680?s=09
over 2 years ago
Live from The Capitol, it's NaNo group. Come upstairs and complete your masterpiece.

Then at about 6:15pm, a few of us will be off to see Kirsty Logan launch her latest book at Waterstone's. Join us if you can.

For the benefit of newbies: here's what I look like: http://t.co/u3A08ypNw4.
over 2 years ago
For the benefit of my Camp NaNo folks: we're upstairs in The Capitol and this is what I look like: http://t.co/u3A08ypNw4.
over 2 years ago
It's that time again. We're at the top of the stairs in The Capitol, aka Lloyds. Bring ID if you're buying alcohol.
over 2 years ago
This is to certify that I'm at Lloyds, aka The Capitol. I'm at one of the booths as you come in the door. I've gone for my 2011 Winner's T-shirt today: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/590541341022629891.
over 2 years ago
It's that time again. Come down to the Burgh Coffeehouse any time before 7pm. Either work on your Camp NaNo piece, or just chat to other writers.

If this is your first time, here's a recent photo of me so you know who to look for: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/588005522735005696?s=09. Hint: I'm the one that's not bestselling author Irvine Welsh.
over 2 years ago
I'm at The Burgh Coffeehouse on Commercial Street. I've saved the leather sofas for us. If you've never been before, we're right at the door. I'm wearing a black shirt, black trousers and black shoes, listening to Black Sabbath on my BlackBerry.
over 2 years ago
Drop in and see us in The Burgh Coffeehouse on Commercial Street, any time up to 7:30pm. We'll write, we'll chat, we'll have a funky time.
almost 3 years ago
I'm pleased to report that I've reached the NaNoWriMo target for the fifth year in a row. Here's my winners certificate: https://twitter.com/LadyGavGav/status/539047868251009024.

If you're headed to 50,000, there's still all to play for. As I write, there are 13 other winners in Dundee, eight of whom are homed here.

For everyone else, just do what you can. There is no shame in not reaching the target.
almost 3 years ago
UPDATE 13:32: I'm at the Burgh right now, although I've come jolly early so there'll be seats available. I'm sitting to the left as you come in the door.

If you're struggling to find it, you know the number.
almost 3 years ago
UPDATE 16:36: Good evening. Tonight will be our last Tuesday meeting. I'm in one of the Liar Bar booths at Dundee Union, right opposite the bar. If you're having a job finding it, ring the Skype number: 0131 463 1212.

Note that I'll be away between 5:30pm and 6:30pm, so Bethan has agreed to hold the fort between these times.
almost 3 years ago
UPDATE 14:55: We've now managed to grab the usual leather couches. Come on down, there's plenty of room.
almost 3 years ago
UPDATE 13:41: I'm in the Burgh Coffeehouse, just to the left as you go in the door. We're a little tight for seats, so come down and help me bag some. There might be a treacle toffee in it for you.

If you get lost, the Skype number is 0131 463 1212.
almost 3 years ago
Update 17:17: We're in the Liar Bar. We're the fourth booth along, diagonally opposite the bar, by the window. The sign is clearly displayed.

Bethan says, "Ignore the giggling group of theatre students in the first booth."
almost 3 years ago
Update 15:51: I've got a meeting from 4pm to 5pm, so I'll likely be a little late to the Union meet-up at 5pm. If someone could bagsy a booth for us next to the window, and report your location to the rest of us, that would be marvellous. As usual, the Skype number is 0131 463 1212, and I'll get any messages when I switch my phone on.
almost 3 years ago
UPDATE 13:41: I'm at the Burgh Coffeehouse on Commercial Street, beside Manifesto and opposite Accessorize. Drop in any time up to 6pm.

If you're struggling to find it, call the Skype number: 0131 463 1212.
almost 3 years ago
It's meet-up time again. Alison and I are sitting in the corner of the Liar Bar, diagonally opposite the entrance.

I've put up the sign and she's put up a shield, so we stand out pretty well, but if you're struggling to find it, call the Skype number: 0131 462 1212.
almost 3 years ago
It was great to see some familiar faces at the meet-up today.

The next one will be on Saturday 8th at The Burgh Coffeehouse. Drop in between 2pm and 6pm.
almost 3 years ago
Good evening. Tonight's meeting is at the Union. I'm sitting in the corner of the Liar Bar, diagonally opposite the entrance, and I've put up the sign. If you're struggling to find it, call the Skype number: 0131 462 1212.
almost 3 years ago
A big thank-you to everyone who came to the drop-in event at The Burgh today. The next one will be at the Union on Tuesday.

A check at 10pm this evening showed we've already written 26,378 words, or the equivalent of half a novel. Make sure your home region is Dundee so your words count, and keep up the sterling work.
almost 3 years ago
Update 1:55pm: I'm on the leather sofas at the Burgh Coffeehouse. If you can't find it, ring the Skype number: 0131 463 1212.
almost 3 years ago
A reminder about our Kick-Off Event: MLitt Creative Writers, lower level of Bonar Hall, 5pm for 5:30pm, tomorrow Thursday 23 October. Call 0131 463 1212 if you cant find it.

I'm also still looking for Thank Goodness It's Over Event suggestions.
about 3 years ago
My last bulletin sparked some questions from members, which are answered here:

Firstly, if you intend to come to the Kick-Off Event, please be there from around 5pm. However, the other meetings are drop-ins, so you can come to them at any point.

Secondly, although the Kick-Off Event is part of the Dundee Literary Festival, you don't need a ticket.

Finally, remember that all events are optional. You can take part in the contest entirely online.
about 3 years ago
* Kick-Off Event: MLitt Creative Writers event, lower level of Bonar Hall, 5pm for 5:30pm, Thursday 23 October.
* Every Saturday in November: The Burgh Coffee House, Commercial Street, 2pm to 6pm.
* Every Tuesday in November: The Liar Bar, Dundee University Union, 5pm to 8pm.

All these venues are wheelchair-accessible. I'm also looking for Thank Goodness It's Over Event suggestions.

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