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16 days ago
It’s over! We made it! And whatever your word count is, be proud of your efforts. You're that much closer to a novel. Thanks again for everyone who came out to the panel last night. It was a really great opportunity to connect with the community. Also, stay tuned. We’re planning on keeping the community momentum going and organizing more sporadic writing events throughout the upcoming year. If you are interested in staying informed, join our slack group, follow us on Twitter or refer to the discussion thread below on "Now What?"
17 days ago
Tonight is our late night write in. Come out to The Frothy Monkey downtown located inside the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel. Have some dinner, try a pastry or espresso and finish strong! I'll be hanging out at the beginning of the event for about an hour to chat and check in with everyone. This event is 6:30 to 9:30 (they close at 10).
Also, remember to sign up for our finale event tomorrow at 6 at the Chattanooga Public Library. The link is below under "Publishing Panel and Open Mic." All are welcome, but only signing up for the event guarantees you a cup of tasty Wildflower tea and a chance to win a door prize. A couple of more write ins tomorrow to finish us up too. Check the calendar and I'll see a lot of your soon!
19 days ago
Tuesday Write-in at Stone Cup cafe. I'm here downstairs by the windows until 6-6:30. Lots of parking today and great weather. Come on out!
22 days ago
Last weekend write-in today! Panera in Hixson from 11:30 to 2:30. Come whenever, stay how ever long you'd like. Panera closes at 10 so this could be the day where you get all caught up!
25 days ago
‪Well, apparently this just isn’t the week for write in. Meeting place is closing at 2 o’clock today and so I have to cancel this write in as well. Sorry guys!
26 days ago
Update: Stone Cup write-in unfortunately is canceled.They had a robbery last night and have to close for a bit. If anyone still wants to meet up in the area, we can convene at Whole Foods. I’ll be there upstairs until 6. Support Stone Cup when they reopen! They are lovely! ❤️
28 days ago
Today’s special Sunday write in is at Whole Foods market. 2-5pm. Tomorrow you can start to verify your word count on the site to win!
29 days ago
‪Write in today at the lovely Wildflower tearoom! 2:30 to 5. I’ll be there a little late, slightly after 3. See everyone there!‬
about 1 month ago
Three write-ins going on today. The 2p.m. write-in at the Catoosa County Library is ongoing. I'm currently at the one at Barnes and Noble from 2:30 until 5:30. Next, I'll be heading to the Chattanooga Public Library's weekly write-in at 6pm to stop by and encourage all in attendance. I'll be bringing official NaNoWriMo stickers and word count sheets for anyone who has yet to receive these. :)
about 1 month ago
Wow. Here we are, day 14, already almost half way through. I know this past week was a struggle for me and I wouldn't have made it through without the encouragement of those on Slack and attending the write-ins. Let's all keep going no matter what our word count is. If you need some in-person support, or just a change of writing atmosphere, come on out to our write-in tonight at Stone Cup cafe from 4:30 to 6:30. Either way, y'all rock!
about 1 month ago
Write ins this weekend!
Write in today: Sat, November 11, 11:30am – 2:00pm at The Camp House, 149 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN
Drop in when you can and stay as long as you'd like. Camp House closes at 3 on Saturday, but we can move down the street to The Yellow Deli or The Spot if there are those that would like to keep writing after that.
Special Sunday write-in: Nov. 12 11-1:30 at the new Mean Mug location off of Manufacturer's Road between FoodWorks and Whole Foods. Plenty of parking at this new location. Drop in whenever you'd like, stay as long as you want. Mean Mug closes at 2.
about 1 month ago
Lots of write-ins today. You can come out to the Catoosa County Library at 2pm. Or maybe stop by Barnes and Noble at Hamilton Place from 2:30 to 5:30. And then round of your day with a visit to the Chattanooga Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30. Lots of opportunities to meet your community of writers. Hope to see you there.
about 1 month ago
If you're feeling the writing slump today or aren't quite where you'd like to be on word count, come out and write in! We are meeting up today at Stone Cup Cafe downtown on Fraiser Avenue from 4:30 to 6:30. I'll grab us a table upstairs so we have a nice view. There's a dedicated parking lot right behind the building for Stone Cup only patrons or you can park on that whole back street there for a couple of quarters more. See ya there!
about 1 month ago
Today is double-up donation day. Double up on your word count and consider giving to NaNoWriMo to fund their awesome programs. Learn more here: https://nanowrimo.org/donation-day
They'll be offering chances to win prizes each hour that you donate, plus $50 worth of prizes for a $25 donation. Virtual write-ins and word sprints are rolling throughout the day as well.
As far as our schedule goes, we will have a write-in today at the Hixson Panera from 12-3. Come on out and meet the group!
about 1 month ago
Hey WriMos,
Hope everything is going great with ya'll and you aren't too stressed yet. A couple of more write-in opportunities have become available. We now have Wednesday write-ins and another writie-in opportunity on Thursday with the Catoosa County Library. Hopefully this will help in including some of our Ringgold writers and areas nearby.
Check the schedule for details. The events will have coffee provided or writers can bring their favorite K cups. There will be exercises to help break through writer's block as well.
Also, our Thursday write-ins at Barnes and Noble are going to be slightly shortened in case writers want to hit that one as well as the library write-in. Check it out! Let me know if you have questions.
about 1 month ago
EDIT:
Two write-ins today. Starting at 2:30 at Barnes and Noble in Hamilton Place I'll be there to greet you, and we can have some yummy cafe treats and Starbucks coffee while we write. This one goes until 6:30 but drop in any time and leave when you want. Later today, the downtown public library is having a write-in as well on the fourth floor. Starts at 5:30 (correction from earlier mentioned 6). Be sure you register for this one if you want your delicious cup of Wildflower Tea. Write on!
about 1 month ago
1st NaNoWriMo event this evening at the Chattanooga Public Library. 6pm on the Fourth Floor. Snacks and an author panel. I'll be there to explain NaNo a little better for newbies. Lots of chatting going on already on Slack. Love it. Update that word count to earn a badge or two!
about 1 month ago
Tomorrow is the big day! We will kick-off the month with a party at the Chattanooga Public Library at 6 that will feature local writers, snacks and more. The calendar for all our events is available in the "Links" section. Hopefully one of our write-in times works for you, but if not, check out the link for Slack to coordinate with others for virtual write-ins or whatever else. There's also a thread below for that sort of thing if you aren't into the Slack app. Last thing, word sprints. Create your own under the MyNaNoWriMo tab or join in on the group one that I have posted under "Links" (3rd one).
Have a great Halloween and good luck!
about 1 month ago
Calendar is now live in our links section below. Several threads available to post about write-ins, create your own write-in, connect, and learn more about our kick off and finale events planned. 11 days left!
2 months ago
Quick note here:

I'm still working on the regional calendar, so check back closer to November to see if anything fits for you. Also, virtual meet-ups are definitely a possibility. If anyone wants to designate a time to virtually meet up and have some word sprints, then feel free to create a thread and coordinate for those. Last thing, as well as creating your own virtual meet ups, you guys can create your own write-in events. I'm still working on the calendar, but if there's a day that you'd like to do a write-in, create a thread and coordinate with others and make it happen! :)
I'm working solo this year as the ML now and so I'm going to do all I can to have several write-ins that work for people, but if I don't manage to have something that works for you, by all means set up something that works for you. Don't forget to declare your novel! More updates soon.
3 months ago
Hello NaNo's!

I would like to extend greetings to you on behalf of myself (Erica) and Kim: your municipal liaisons for this year's event! We are planning some exciting events for this year's NaNoWriMo and are looking forward to meeting and writing with you all. We are discussing the possible venues for this year's write-ins, times for these events, and the possibility of having local authors to visit write-ins to offer guidance and answer your questions. We're planning on kicking this all off with a kick off event!

To this end, we need your feedback. We are planning weekday evening write in's at Barnes and Noble and weekend write-ins at locations in downtown Chattanooga and Hixson. We would like to know which times work best for those wanting to attend write-ins this year?

Please send feedback to let us know which of the following time slots works best for you on weekends. Remember write-ins are drop in type events. You can stay for a little bit or the whole time.

10am to 2pm

12am to 4pm

2pm to 6pm

Also, would there be any interest in late-night write-ins such as a 7pm to 9pm event?

One more thing, does the evening of October 28th or the afternoon of November 3rd work better for you for a kick-off party?

Please send us your responses by October 19th! We will be in touch on details of the kick-off party and will have the Google calendar up with dates for our events before November!

GET EXCITED!

-Erica and Kim
about 3 years ago
Heading out to the final Barnes & Noble write in soon. It usually takes until @2:30 for the table to be up. So DO NOT panic if you get there before that. Just browse or grab a Starbucks. :) See ya'll soon!
about 3 years ago
Tomorrow is the last nice long write in at Barnes & Noble. Kelly usually gets the table in the front set up by 2:30. He has been a gracious host & is incredibly supportive of local writers. It is now the home stretch, keep on writing!!!
about 3 years ago
Your ML has a bit of a cold today, but there may be a wrimo or 2 at The Hot Chocolatier. Shoot me a message if anyone wants to have an Enzo's write in tomorrow. 9 days left! Set high goals & conquer that word count!
about 3 years ago
Remember: Write in Monday at Barnes & Noble. It's a LONG one...perfect for catching up in this last stretch. They are open until 10, so people can stay pretty late if they need to.
about 3 years ago
Happening NOW: Sipping or rather guzzling apple pie hot chocolate at The Hot Chocolatier & typing many words....well....sort of....come on by!
about 3 years ago
Write in tomorrow at The Hot Chocolatier 5-7. Some wrimos may show up early, so come on over anytime.
about 3 years ago
Don't forget! Write in tomorrow at Barnes and Noble 2-7.
about 3 years ago
I have changed the calendar & it shows for me, but if you're having trouble...the next write in is this Sunday at Panera on Gunbarrel 3-7 with Kara!
about 3 years ago
Mean Mug, the round table in the back! It's a great day for a latte.
about 3 years ago
Whew! Barnes & Noble tomorrow. Hope to see ya'll there. :)
about 3 years ago
Check you HQ NaNomail for Double Donation & word count day info. The prize drawings start at 9am EST. Don't forget! Write in at Panera with Kara. 2-8
about 3 years ago
The hot chocolate is so divine here. The Hot Chocolatier is such a great spot to write! Every Thursday...and there's a delish cocoa nib infused Blue Smoke coffee here too. Write on, it's Thursday. :) Day 6....
about 3 years ago
Gosh. I love this handy notepad! The NaNo table is in the front corner next to the journals and glasses. We are a bit hidden, but here...
about 3 years ago
Hi all! There's slight possibility that I may be a few minutes late today, but go ahead and settle in. I am running behind right now! Yikes. Tell the B&N staff that you're with NaNoWriMo & there for the write-in. Kelly has set aside some tables near the front for us. You can also slip into Starbucks if you prefer. I'll bring the sugar skull & a NaNo sign. :)
about 3 years ago
There will some Wrimos at Stone Cup today (Sunday) @ 3pm. If you care to join them, head on over! Look for Julianna. Stone Cup is on Frazier Ave.
about 3 years ago
Seems some NaNo's are already at The Grocery Bar & it is super chilly today, so layers! I keep hearing rumors of snow, be careful! Heading out in a bit. Look for the brunette with a sugar skull stress ball, NaNo stickers & steampunk cat laptop. :)
about 3 years ago
I am a wee bit delirious & heard a rumor that it's snowing! What??? Look forward to seeing some wrimos tomorrow! :) Bundle up.
about 3 years ago
Hi Wrimos, Shoot me a message if you plan on coming on Saturday. That way, I can hold enough seats at the Grocery Bar. No worries if you're unsure. This is just so that I can get an estimate. There are lots of tables there, so we can split up too.
about 3 years ago
Tomorrow...follow the ribboned signs! Check the calendar for parking info.
about 3 years ago
Good Evening, The Kick Off is happening as scheduled. Thanks to those that have sent an RSVP so far. If you are planning on coming, let me know via message. :)
about 3 years ago
Please send me a message today if you're planning on coming to the kick off this Saturday, October 25. Thanks!
about 3 years ago
Hi everyone! If you're looking for the write in schedule, click on that rainbow google icon below. You can view the calendar there. :)
about 3 years ago
Reminder!
I'll be at The Hot Chocolatier tomorrow from 4-6. Come on by and say hi. Check the calendar for the address.
about 3 years ago
Alright, so I have put up the first few events along with some important holiday reminders. ;) If anyone wants to swing by The Hot Chocolatier next Thursday to say hi, I'll be there. Parking is free after 4:30 or you can park on a side street. The new location is spacious and lovely. More events will be added soon!
about 3 years ago
Hey Chattanooga!
Are you ready to write? I'll post the calendar tomorrow & send out a NaNomail. Let me know if you have a favorite place to write around town. I must say that I have quite a few!

Meet your MLs

AnnaRKotopple Winner!
  • Joined October 22, 2014
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Hixson, TN
  • Age 29

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Welcome to NaNoWriMo's Chattanooga region!

Google calendar of events is now live! Check it out via the link below.
Word sprint events in third link below.
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