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9 days ago
Be sure to RSVP for the Thank Goodness It's Over (TGIO) celebratory party December 9th. Only those who RSVP will be entered into the drawing for door prizes!
13 days ago
Please take a moment to thank the hard working NaNo staff for all their great efforts in hosting NaNoWriMo! Just head over to Staff and Mod Appreciation Day and post!
15 days ago
What do you want to do once NaNo ends? Consider joining the (free) Writing Journey community. We have many Paths to offer and are always open to ideas for new Paths.
16 days ago
Prizes for Sunday's write-in (1:30-4:30 pm, Nichols Library):
25 days ago
RSVP and come to the All Day Write-In (hosted by Sam B.), Saturday, Nov 18th, 8 AM-3 PM at the Naperville Municipal Center. Soon after, you can go to the Mid-Month Meet-up, watching Thor Ragnarok and then feasting on pizza at Aurelios (Jenny hosting)
about 1 month ago
Take the squid challenge and win one of Squiddish's cookies at the TGIO! Just put a squid in your novel and post a snippet!
about 1 month ago
Be sure to come out to one of our write-ins! See http://naperwrimo.org/events for the calendar with logistics. Many of the library write-ins are part of the Library Crawl, where you can collect cards that you can redeem at the TGIO party (December 9th) for chances at winning prizes.
about 1 month ago
Don't forget to RSVP for the October 28th Kick-off party! Only those who RSVP will be eligible for the door prizes. It's a pot-luck lunch and will be plenty of fun.
2 months ago
Coming this weekend: prep workshops #2 (1-4 pm, Glen Ellyn Public Library, Saturday, Oct 14) and #3 (1-3 pm, Nichols Library (Naperville) on Sunday, Oct 15). Come out and prepare for NaNoWriMo!
2 months ago
Don't miss our first prep workshop of the fall October 7th, 1-3 pm, Nichols Library in downtown Naperville. Join writer Anna Gabrielli for this informative workshop on character as intertwined with their world / general worldbuilding for any genre. Bring some paper and something to write wtih for the writing exercises.
about 1 year ago
For those coming to the TGIO, don't forget to bring your Library Crawl cards and your stuffed animal for the group picture!
about 1 year ago
Consider joining the Writing Journey, our region's (free) year-round writing group. It is a diverse, eclectic, vibrant and welcoming creative community.
about 1 year ago
Come join Sam Brown (Basil Cliffside) and Kaden Patrick (KadenPeregrine) for the all-day write-in! You don't need to stay the full time. Bring your laptop, extension cords and consider bringing some food to share in this comfortable, friendly write-in.

We will be going to Whole Foods Market after the Municipal Center. We should be there around 3:15-3:30 and will probably stay an hour and a half to two hours, depending on when people want to eat afterwards. The have 12+ tables, a coffee cart and a good amount of seating with outlets and wi-fi.

Whole Foods Market
2607 W. 75th Street
Naperville
about 1 year ago
For any folks who would like to change their usernames, it is now possible for users to do this (though note that the username you leave behind is not protected and someone else can then claim it).
about 1 year ago
We have a lot of write-ins planned for the Library Crawl; you can see event logistics on our calendar. Write-ins can be fun, productive events for writing your novels. You can even organize your own, if you can't find one near you at a time you can attend. Bring your stuffed animal, your laptop and your novel to one today!
about 1 year ago
Stop by the regional chatroom to ring in the start of NaNoWriMo after midnight, October 31st. That's when the madness, the fun and the excitement begins!
about 1 year ago
Don't forget to RSVP for our fun kick-off pot-luck lunch party this Saturday (October 29), 11:45 AM-2:45 PM. Bring your stuffed animal for the group photo! We'll have time for games at the end if you want to bring one.
about 1 year ago
Online prep workshop 8 pm, Sunday, October 23rd! We'll do a writing prompt warm-up and some more (pre) story walls (Describe your novel idea in 5-7 sentences and ask the questions you want answers for).
about 1 year ago
Just a quick note: unlike our other events at Nichols, the prep workshop on Saturday Oct 22 (led by Brian Cable) will be in a different room: NaperLaunch. This space is on the upper level at Nichols and is located behind the Computer Desk. It is between the red pillars.
about 1 year ago
Come to our Slack channel Friday, October 21st for our online, virtual preparatory workshop. 8 pm CDT.
about 1 year ago
Plan to attend the online, virtual preparatory workshop, Monday, October 17th, 8 pm CDT. Come to our slack channel for this (if we have 8 people or less, we'll move over to an appear.in video chat)
about 1 year ago
For those who are coming to this Saturday's workshop on characters (2016-10-15, 1-3 PM, Nichols Library) - it would be great if you brought some kind of notebook/notepad/computer and something to write with. This event will be heavily writing/activity based!
about 1 year ago
Be sure to join and test out our new slack-basd chatroom! We'll schedule a couple of virtual prep workshops soon.
about 1 year ago
Just a quick reminder that Glen Ellyn Public Library is open from 1-5 pm on Sundays, so you don't have to arrive there too early for the Sunday (October 9th) Story Wall Party. It will take us a few minutes to get everything set up.
about 1 year ago
See information about our FIVE preparatory workshops in October (further information is on our calendar). Prepare for November!
about 1 year ago
Saturday, September 17th is the last Journey meeting of the year. Everyone is welcome to come out: 11:30 AM-3:30 PM, Glen Ellyn Public Library, bring your own lunch. There will be workshops on short story writing and on the discovery process of writing.
over 1 year ago
Sam and Tim will be at a table at the Santori Public Library in Aurora 2-4 pm Saturday, September 10th. See the Aurora Public Library Catch A Bunch Of Authors event page (their event runs 1-4 pm) and also consider signing up for their Success With Independent Publishing workshop that morning, 9:15 am-11 am.
almost 2 years ago
Short story writers and poets: consider participating in the 2016 Journey Anthology (aka Anthology 12). Stories and poems are reimagined, inspired by classic tales.
almost 2 years ago
Check out the schedule of Writing Journey events, all free and open to the public. January 23rd is our kick-off general meeting at the Woodridge Public Library.
almost 2 years ago
For those who missed it, please see the pictures and video from our fabulous TGIO! If you have a chance, please help us improve by taking this short survey. And it's not too late to join the Journey, our year-round writing group.
about 2 years ago
Those coming to the TGIO: please don't forget your Library Crawl Cards for that raffle! And your stuffed animal for the group photo
about 2 years ago
Congratulations to TRRDEDEAN for being first on the board with words written on the first day of the six day 18k challenge!
about 2 years ago
Photos from the Woodridge and IPPL write-ins yesterday (2015-11-21).
about 2 years ago
Be sure to sign into our word count tracker for write-ins (naperwrimo.org/wordcount) to help facilitate word wars. And bring your stuffed animal with you to write-ins!

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