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17 days ago
Be sure to come out November 25th for the last of the Nichols Library write-ins (Naperville), 1:30 pm-4:30 pm (but feel free to show up when the library opens at 1 pm).


Afterwards, consider going out to the Blue Box Cafe for Sam's write-in + Doctor Who episode viewing.
22 days ago
Come out to Glen Ellyn tonight (2018-11-19), 5-9 PM for a fun, productive write-in (with coffee and bagels + hot water for tea)
24 days ago
The NaNoWriMo HQ staff and forum moderators work very, very hard to make NaNoWriMo such a productive, fun and fulfilling event worldwide. Please take a moment to thank them today for their great efforts.
25 days ago
Come out to the All Day Write-In (November 17th), 8 am-3 pm at the Naperville Municipal Center, room B. And, afterwards, come out to the mid-month meet-up.
25 days ago
Join us this evening (2018-11-16) in Carol Stream or Woodridge for the Dueling Libraries After-Hours Write-ins. Carol Stream will have pizza (but please RSVP) and Cee-Bee will bring her marvelous hats for the Woodridge write-in.
about 1 month ago
RSVP for the All Day Write-In, Saturday, November 17th (8 AM-3 PM, with a pot-luck lunch+snacks).

On Sunday, Nov 11th, come out to Nichols Library in Naperville, 1:30-4:30 PM, for NewMexicoKid's write-in. Nichols is providing coffee and hot water and Tim's bringing cuties, magnet and owl zipper pulls word war prizes.
about 1 month ago
Be sure to RSVP for this Friday's (Nov 9th) Two Brothers Roundhouse write-in (hosted by Sam) (Aurora).
about 1 month ago
Monday, November 5th: Sam is hosting the writing at the Glen Ellyn Public Library (GEPL), 5-9 PM. Coffee and bagels!
about 1 month ago
Sunday, Nov 4th: see you at La Grange Park (hosted by Jenny), Nichols Library (Naperville) (hosted by Tim) or Kathleen 2.0's Chill 'n Write (hosted by Kathleen 2.0). naperwrimo.org/events has logistics. Or you can join the chat room for the online writing and word wars.
about 1 month ago


Be sure to RSVP for the Nov 3rd Dueling trains from Glen Ellyn and Naperville to Chicago so we know to look for you and meet up for the day of train and cafe-based writing.
about 1 month ago
Be sure to RSVP for our pot-luck lunch NaNoWriMo kick-off this Saturday, October 27th, 11:45 AM-3 PM at the Naperville Municipal Center.
about 1 month ago
Be sure to come out for our fourth and final preparatory workshop: Show and Tell, It's Not Just for Kindergarten, presented by published author j. leigh bailey in collaboration with the Windy City Romance Writers of America. 1-3 pm, Saturday, October 20th, Nichols Library in Naperville.
2 months ago
We have two preparatory workshops this weekend: Saturday, Oct 13th, Jennifer Smith will lead a workshop on how to outline your novel (1-3 pm, Nichols Library in downtown Naperville); and Sunday, Oct 14th, 1-3 pm, Glen Ellyn Public Library (GEPL), Daniel McCullough will lead a workshop on The Part Where They Talk To Each Other (an interactive workshop on dialogue).
2 months ago
This Saturday (Oct 6th) is the first prep workshop: the innovative Chunky Method of time management, presented by award-winning bestselling author of over thirty books, Allie Pleiter 1-3 pm at the Nichols Library in Naperville.
3 months ago
We have some excellent preparatory workshops coming up in October and, while supplies last, participants will get this year's version of our hipster PDA, chock-full of new content to help with your novel prep, writing and post-NaNo work.
6 months ago
There is a free Writer's Voice Workshop June 16th, 1-4 pm, Woodridge Public Library (registration is required). It's fun and rewarding! Come on out to learn more about your writer's voice.
about 1 year 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!
about 1 year 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!
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year ago
Prizes for Sunday's write-in (1:30-4:30 pm, Nichols Library):
about 1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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.
about 1 year 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!
about 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
Come to our Slack channel Friday, October 21st for our online, virtual preparatory workshop. 8 pm CDT.
about 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
Be sure to join and test out our new slack-basd chatroom! We'll schedule a couple of virtual prep workshops soon.
about 2 years 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 2 years ago
See information about our FIVE preparatory workshops in October (further information is on our calendar). Prepare for November!
about 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
Photos from the Woodridge and IPPL write-ins yesterday (2015-11-21).
about 3 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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