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about 7 hours ago
****************Final Prep Meeting of October**************

Join us for
Novel Prep 201
Monday, October 23rd - 5:30pm-8:30pm
Huntington Beach Library - Talbert Room
7111 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-1232, United States
Hosted by ML Eddie

We will be discussing building characters, setting, and details for your story.
3 days ago
KICKOFF UPDATE! The time of the kickoff party has changed. It is now 1pm. We hope you're still able to join us!

Kickoff Party at the Orange Public Library
Saturday, October 21st
1pm-5:30pm

Orange Public Library Community Room
407 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92866
6 days ago
******TWO WEEKS TO GO AND WE ARE PREPPING LIKE MAD!!!******

Get ready for the first kickoff party of the season! Hosted by the Orange Public Library, we’ll have a panel of experienced authors with writing tips and tricks, as well as a presentation by your MLs about all the fun activities we have planned this year. Bring snacks to share and we will reward you with door prizes and tons of noveling goodness!!

Kickoff Party at the Orange Public Library
Saturday, October 21st - 12:30pm-5:30pm
Orange Public Library Community Room
407 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866-1509, United States

And don't forget to join us for:
Novel Prep 201
Monday, October 23rd - 5:30pm-8:30pm
Huntington Beach Library
7111 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-1232, United States
Hosted by ML Eddie
23 days ago
Calling all North Orange County Wrimos! What’s that in the sky? It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… NaNoWriMo 2017: Superhero Edition!

October is just days away, and so are our first events of the season. This year we’ve expanded our October prep sessions to give you more time to prepare. You can find these on our calendar and also on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/487555831637519/

Novel Prep 101
Monday, October 9th
5:30pm-8:30pm
Huntington Beach Library
7111 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-1232, United States
Hosted by ML Eddie

Novel Prep 201
Monday, October 23rd
5:30pm-8:30pm
Huntington Beach Library
7111 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-1232, United States
Hosted by ML Eddie

Don’t forget about our first kickoff party of the season! Hosted by the Orange Public Library, we’ll have a panel of experienced authors with writing tips and tricks, as well as a presentation by your MLs about all the fun activities we have planned this year. There will also be snacks and door prizes!

Kickoff Party at the Orange Public Library
Saturday, October 21st
12:30pm-5:30pm
Orange Public Library Community Room
407 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866-1509, United States

Stay tuned for more information on our next events!
2 months ago
Happy summer, everyone! Your MLs have been hard at work planning some awesome events for 2017. Keep an eye on our calendar, as we'll be updating it over the next couple months as we set our events in stone.

Until then, please join us on our NEW Facebook group!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NaNoWriMoNorthOrangeCounty

Happy writing!
11 months ago
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TGIO**TGIO**TGIO**TGIO**TGIO**TGIO**TGIO**TGIO**TGIO
THANK GOD IT'S OVER PARTY TONIGHT AT 6PM
DENNY'S IN SANTA ANA AT 17TH AND HWY 55

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11 months ago
******************************FINAL PUSH************************
It is hard to believe, but we are in the final four days of our crazy November Novel Madness. November 30th may be the final date you can validate your words and win NaNoWriMo but it is NOT the end of our writing adventures. Write to the end of your book. Write to find a new idea. Write to de-stress. Write to entertain. When it comes to the end Shepherd Book tells us 'It's how you get there's the worthier part. RIP Ron Glass and Long Live your Novel!!!

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11 months ago
****************************HAPPY THANSGIVING*************************
We MLs are most thankful for the
dynamic, creative and enthusiastic group
of writers here in North Orange County
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORDS!!!
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11 months ago
***********************WEEK 4 IS UPON US*************************
For many of us, this week has extra days off - YAY! For some, the family obligations rise up to fill all those extra hours - BOO! The only way to deal with both of these scenarios is WRITE! Whether you have the leisure to hit a coffee shop and write all day, or you have to perch on the toilet with your laptop whilst Uncle Raymond pounds on the door - WRITE! Take a page out of Malcolm Reynolds' book and AIM TO MISBEHAVE!!!
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11 months ago
***************************WEEK THREE BEGINS************************

Lover's of the Firefly universe will never look at plastic dinosaurs again because of Holborn 'Wash' Washbourne. If you are a fan, you already know the scene of which I speak. If not, you need to watch this clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znxFrgql5dc

There are two lessons about story here. 1) Things ALWAYS do not always go to plan - this is why we read/watch/write stories - to see how it can all go wrong. 2) The parts where it goes wrong are the good parts! Trust this and keep writing!

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12 months ago
******************GRAND CALIFORNIAN WRITE-IN**************

This Saturday.
Are you coming? RSVP below!

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12 months ago
************************Week Two Begins**************************
One of the very interesting secondary characters in Joss Whedon's Firefly is Mister Universe - a combination of hacker and pirate radio broadcaster, Mister Universe states that 'You can't stop the signal'. He is right - stories push their way into the world through any chink they can find. Keep that signal flowing this week - come to write-ins, get up half an hour early to write, stay up late to work on it. Do whatever it takes, because YOU CAN'T STOP THE SIGNAL!
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12 months ago
******************DOUBLE UP DONATION DAY*******************

Do you have your halo yet? If not today is the day to get it! If you do, why not give it a little extra polish and help out a friend? For today only you will get double the donor goodies at each level. For as little as $10 you can gift a halo to a friend. Locally we will honor your donation by gifting you DOUBLE raffle tickets - this means for every $10 donated you will receive $20 in tickets. Just print a copy of your receipt from today and bring it to your next write-in.

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12 months ago
*************WE'RE OFF AND RUNNING! ***********

Just a quick reminder . . . All of the message threads for our weekly Write Ins this month are posted below. If you have a question about any one of them please check the message thread. Your answer may be already there.

Our Specialty Write Ins will be added in the next few days.

We'll also be Tweeting and leaving messages on Facebook, so watch for us!
12 months ago
*************Midnight Blast Off*************
We are here and so excited about blasting off! Come join us, burn the midnight oil, and get that starting word buffer!

12 months ago
************* LESS THAN EIGHTEEN HOURS AND COUNTING! ***********

Even if you think you're not ready yet NaNoWriMo 2016 is almost here!

From this point on it doesn't matter how good or how awful what you write is, the key to winning remains to WRITE! So settle in, be ready, and come midnight start writing your hearts out!

We'll be right here writing our hearts out along side of you!

And if what we write over the next 30 days isn't so wonderful, we'll fix it in the next rewrite!
about 1 year ago
********************Wisdom for Writers*********************************

Here are a few nuggets of wisdom shared by Jeff Garvin today at our Novel Prep Meeting:

1) NaNo is a right of passage - it is supposed to be hard; embrace that.
2) Write into the void - it is OK to not know what it is all for.
3) Doubt does not decrease, fear does not flee. Just get on that bus and say 'Hello fear, hello doubt, we're writing now!'
4) There are only four things you must do in November: Sleep, Move, Eat, Write.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~Feeling Motivated!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

about 1 year ago

************* FIFTEEN DAYS AND COUNTING DOWN TO NANO 2016 ***********

Are you getting ready for your novel writing blast off on November 1st?

Keep checking our calendar (see below) and our forum message threads. We have lots planned this year to make your novel writing journey to stars a great and memorable one!

We can't wait to get started on NaNoWriMo 2016!
about 1 year ago
* * * * * * * * * * * * * NaNo Prep 2016 Starts TOMORROW!* * * * * * * * * * *

NaNoWriMo 2016 is One Month Away! Can you believe it!

Tomorrow, we plunge into our NaNo Prep Month.

Watch this page as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages for novel planning helps and ideas each day throughout October.

Also check out the NaNo Prep forums here on the NaNoWriMo site. There are lots of ways you can prepare for this year's novel writing journey.

We're also working on a Novel Planning meeting later in October. We hope to see you there too!

Can't wait to get started on NaNoWriMo 2016!
about 1 year ago

* * * * * * * * * * * * * NaNo Prep 2016 Starts Next Saturday!* * * * * * * * * * *

NaNoWriMo 2016 is fast approaching!

Next Saturday, October first, we'll plunge into our NaNo Prep Month. I'll be posting novel planning helps and ideas each day throughout October. Watch this page for a NaNo Prep message thread as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages. Also check out the NaNo Prep forums here on the NaNoWriMo site. There are lots of ways you can prepare for this year's novel writing journey.

We're working on a Novel Planning meeting later in October. We hope to see you there too!

Join us as we rev up for NaNoWriMo 2016!
about 1 year ago

Keep watching this space . . .

Our forum will update soon, and we'll start announcing our special events, Write-Ins, and activities for 2016.

October first starts our NaNo Prep month. Are you ready to get started?

Watch your e-mail for more announcements and updates. Don't forget to follow our Twitter and Facebook pages for daily updates, NaNo Prep prompts, and Pep talk messages, starting October 1st.

The clock and the calendar are counting down! Let's have a great NaNoWriMo 2016!

More Later!

Katz >^. .^<

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  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location North Orange County, CA
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  • Joined May 19, 2007
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Yorba Linda, CA

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