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10 months ago
For those coming to the TGIO, don't forget to bring your Library Crawl cards and your stuffed animal for the group picture!
10 months ago
Consider joining the Writing Journey, our region's (free) year-round writing group. It is a diverse, eclectic, vibrant and welcoming creative community.
10 months 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
11 months 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).
11 months 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!
11 months 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!
11 months 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.
11 months 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).
11 months 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.
11 months ago
Come to our Slack channel Friday, October 21st for our online, virtual preparatory workshop. 8 pm CDT.
11 months 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)
11 months 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!
12 months ago
Be sure to join and test out our new slack-basd chatroom! We'll schedule a couple of virtual prep workshops soon.
12 months 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.
12 months 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.
about 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
almost 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
almost 2 years ago
Be sure to RSVP to the fun-filled, celebratory TGIO party December 5th (you do not need to have 50K+ words to attend). And consider joining the Writing Journey, our year round writing group. Also: don't forget to validate your win! so you can be eligible for things like the free book offer from Fast Pencil.
almost 2 years ago
New word war prizes for the Sunday write-in at Nichols Library:
almost 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!
almost 2 years ago
Photos from the Woodridge and IPPL write-ins yesterday (2015-11-21).
almost 2 years ago
Go read the thread in the Norway forum for how to make yourself available for a word count duel (tvekamp). It is a great motivational tool! You can also pick up the gauntlet here to challenge Norwegians who have opened thmselves up to challenge. Just send them NaNomail to confirm and then let NewMexicoKid know to set it up on the tvekamp site.
almost 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!
almost 2 years ago
See our calendar of write-ins and read about the Library Crawl, where you can attend write-ins of participating libraries and Side Street Studio Arts (Elgin), collect their special library card that can be exchanged at the TGIO Party (Dec 5th) for raffle tickets. And don't forget to join our regional word count graph.
almost 2 years ago
We'll meet Monday, October 19, 8 pm CDT in our IRC chatroom for a chat on NaNoWriMo preparations. Missed our prep workshops? Join us for this informal discussion.

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