USA :: Florida :: Ft. Lauderdale
4 months agoHey guys!
Sorry for the late notice. Things have been a bit hectic the last couple of weeks.
Due to lack of interest, we're cancelling our writing group until further notice. We may start it again at some point if interest for it grows and it'll remain in a central location so everyone has a chance to come to them.
Hope everyone's writing is going well. :)
7 months agoHey everyone! I thought it’d be good to put together an official schedule for our Fort Writerdale Writing Group at Panera (2699 South University Drive Davie, FL, 33023). All times are 7PM to whenever. If they or the location are changed, we’ll post about it.
Please note that the days in April and June may be write-ins for Camp NaNoWriMo (For those taking part, more information will be coming shortly) and for NaNoWriMo in November.
9 months agoWriting Group
Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great holiday! :)
I mentioned at the end of NaNoWriMo that we were probably going to set up a regular writing group for us to meet, critique, bounce story ideas around, and do impromptu write-ins.
This is the next step in helping everyone to complete our first drafts and ready them for the next steps, and I look forward to working with all of you on a more regular basis.
The schedule we decided on is similar to the write-ins from NaNoWriMo. Each meeting will be the third Thursday of each month at Starbucks at 5796 S University Drive, 101, Davie, FL 33328 from 6 PM to 9 PM or later, depending on what those attending wish.
As with the Write-ins, we wanted to keep it as centralized as possible (meaning it's an average of 30 minutes drive from most areas in the county), so everyone has an equal chance to come.
The first one is scheduled for January 18, 2018. Please bring at least 3 printed copies no larger than 10 pages of anything you wish critiqued. I'll post about the write-in here and in the Facebook group (Fort Writerdale) for everyone to RSVP, so please keep an eye on those posts to see if you need to bring more copies.
Hope to see you guys there! :)
10 months agoHey everyone!
With NaNoWriMo 2017 under way, I wanted to put the write-in schedule here to make it easy to find it. Also, Jamie White will be hosting virtual write-ins via Chatzy during the write-ins and on Saturdays 6 PM - 9 PM.
We're also including the listing for the unofficial write-ins hosted by SylentViolet below. Sylent Violet is also hosting virtual write-ins on Chatzy that are listed below her scheduled write-ins.
(Hosted by myself and Jamie White)
Thursday Nov 2: Starbucks (Outside patio so bring extra batteries and cords) 6 PM - 8 or 9 PM. If it rains, we'll move inside or to Chipotle. 5796 S University Drive, 101, Davie, FL 33328
Thursday Nov 9: Panera Bread 6 PM – 8 PM – 11029 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Thursday Nov 16: Starbucks 6 PM – 8, 9, or 10 PM – 5355 Sheridan Street, Suite 63-B, Hollywood, FL 33021
Saturday Nov 25: Panera Bread 6 PM – 8 PM – 11029 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Thursday Nov 30: (Final Frenzy) Dunkin Donuts 10 PM – midnight – 9170 w. State Road 84 Davie, FL 33324
(Virtual Write-ins hosted by Jamie White)
Thursdays 6 PM- 8 or 9 PM and Saturday November 25 6 - 9 PM
Saturdays 6 PM - 9 PM
(Hosted by Sylent Violet)
Saturday November 4: PANERA BREAD 2 PM - 4 PM - Coral Palm Plaza 2015 N University Dr (Coral Springs)
Friday November 10: GRIND COFFEE PROJECT 8 PM - 10 PM - 599 SW 2ND Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Sunday November 19: STARBUCKS 1 PM - 3PM - 7720 W Commercial Blvd, Lauderhill, FL 33351
Saturday November 25: PANERA BREAD 7 PM - 9 PM - 4328 SR 7, Coral Springs, FL 33067
Virtual Write-ins (Times may change due to circumstances, so please check the forum for updates)
Sunday - 10pm - whenever
Tuesday - 9pm - whenever
Thursday - 9pm - whenever
11 months agoHello everyone!
Welcome to NaNoWriMo 2017! As we prepare for this year's endeavor, I wanted to share what I'm planning for this year: A new kind of challenge.
I'm taking a different approach this year in that I want to help all of us complete the month with a viable first draft. To accomplish this, I feel it's important to look at our word count goal as a secondary goal. Don't get me wrong, we should all work to win NaNoWriMo, but I know for me, concentrating solely on that goal has led to less than stellar first drafts. I'm sure others have noticed the same.
One thing I've learned in career as an author is that when we have a good story in mind and focus on it, the words flow. I know it's simpler said than done, but as long as we continue chipping away at our story, we'll make progress. The trick is to stay focused on what's important to us.
Hope to see you guys at the events. :)
almost 2 years agoWelcome to the Home Stretch of NaNoWriMo! I wish you all happy writing and a happy Thanksgiving! Keep at those word counts and novels. A few upcoming events to keep in mind.
There will be a NaNoWrite-A-Thon on November 28 at 10pm to 10am. It'll be a grueling 12 hours of last minute writing and you're all welcome to join!
Lastly, wrapping up our month together will be our NaNoWrap Party on November 30th.
All the details, as usual, can be found in the Google Calendar below.
almost 2 years agoUPCOMING ATTRACTIONS: On Saturday we have our NaNoBrunch-In at the same Panera in Coral Springs
On Thursday we'll have our first even NaNoWriMo Pizza and Plot Party hosted by Valentino's Pizza in Pompano Beach.
Check the Google Calendar below for details.
almost 2 years agoHeads Up! There's a write-in this Wednesday night in Plantation. Check the Google Calendar for details!
almost 2 years agoTomorrow is our NaNoBrunch-In! Check out the details in the Google Calendar below. Hope to see you there!
almost 2 years agoKeep up Fort Writerdale! There is a Write-In tomorrow evening and a Brunch-In Sunday morning. All the details can be found in the Google Calendar link below!
almost 2 years agoI just added information about the NaNoWriMo Kick Off Party in Davie. If you're interested, please let me know! All the details can be found on the Google Calendar or the Facebook Page.
almost 2 years agoKeep Up! the Google Calendar now includes the third and final NaNo Prep Session in Plantation, FL from 7-9. Double check the Google Calendar below for details!
almost 2 years agoPlease check out the Google Calendar for this week's NaNo Prep Session! It'll be Wednesday 7-9 at Panera Bread across the Pembroke Lakes Mall.
almost 2 years agoCheck out the new forums below. Introduce yourself to our newest Fort Writer and familiarize yourself with our calendar and Facebook page!
almost 3 years agoI have a post for our Week 3 events. Make sure to check it out!
almost 3 years agoThere has been an update to Week 2 Events and the link for the Google Calendar has been fixed so now it's public. Check it out!
almost 3 years agoCheck out our events for Week Two! All the details are in the forum below.
almost 3 years agoThe location of our write-in tonight has changed, please be sure to go to Panera on SR 7 rather than the North Regional Library
almost 3 years agoWe'll be having our first regional write-in on November 4th. Check out the thread below for more details!
almost 3 years agoTalk about dialogue below. Literally! Help yourselves and fellow writers on how to incorporate conversation into your novel.
almost 3 years agoWith October dwindling, I've got complied tips for novel plot planning. Check out the newest thread below to see what we've come up with the last few Prep Sessions!
almost 3 years agoNOVA Library is hosting a NaNo Headstart on Sunday! Check the thread below for details!
almost 3 years agoNaNo Prep Act II is happening tomorrow! Check out the details down on the forum and let us know if you can make it. A remind for those who don't have rides, Uber is back in Broward Country, so message me for a discount code if you need it.
almost 3 years agoIf interested, please check out FloridaSushi's thread about the Knight Writers. If there is the participation, this can become a regular thing during our crazy November!
almost 3 years agoWe have a NaNo Prep event set up for us this week! I'll be posting up information for the others shortly. But please let me know if you'll be able to make it.
almost 3 years agoHey Fort Writerdale. If anyone is coming to the our NaNo Kick Off and could offer fellow Writerdales a ride from Margate and Coconut Creek, that would be fantastic. Send me NaNo Mail and I'll get you the details!
almost 3 years agoHello all you of Fort Writerdale, I just wanted y'all to know we're having a kick-off event. I'll post the details in the Regional Forum and comment on whether you'll be able to make it or not.
about 3 years agoCheck it out guys! You've got a new ML. Introduce yourselves in the forum or in NaNoMail!
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This region represents the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as the rest of Broward County.
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