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24 days ago
If you haven't started thinking about NaNo for this year, it's time. Watch our FB page for plotting exercises designed to take you from 0 to Outline by November 1!
10 months ago
TGIO at Shari's at 6 pm Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 2017
Located in: Olympia Square
Address: 3425 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501

We will eat pie and celebrate the amazing month of madness that is NaNoWriMo!
10 months ago
WRITE fast, and write hard, my darlings. Write!
10 months ago
There are no write ins scheduled for today, Wednesday the 8th. Feel free to call a flash-mob write in!
11 months ago
Write Ins for Tuesday Nov 7, 2017

Tuesday Nov 7- 09:00 – 11: 00 AM Write In @ Panera (outback Plaza, Olympia Westside) Connie and Emily

Tuesday Nov 7- 6: 00 PM—to 7:30 Write In @ Barnes & Noble, Olympia (Westside) Emily French
11 months ago
Write Ins for Monday, Nov 6, 2017

Monday – Nov 6 - 12:00 – 6: 00 PM Write In @ Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St. SE Lacey WA (Lacey) Kerry Martin
Monday – Nov 6 - 6: 00 PM—to ? Write In @ Barnes & Noble, Olympia (Westside) Emily French
11 months ago
Write Ins for Sunday Nov 5th:
Sunday – Nov 5 - 9:00 – 12: 00 PM Write In @ Starbucks, 550 Capital Way South, Olympia (Downtown) Kayla Rose Matheney
Sunday – Nov 5 - 12:30 – 1: 30 PM Write In @ Mud Bay Coffee, 1600 Cooper Point Rd. SW Suite 630, Olympia (Westside) Tory Clarke Henderson
11 months ago
It's here!!!! Write! Write! Write!
11 months ago
12:01 am November 1st is nearly here! Are you ready to write? Did you declare your novel? Let's roll!
11 months ago
NaNoWriMo Kick-Off Party # 1
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM Barnes & Noble (Westside)
Led by: Municipal Liaison, Emily French
NaNoWriMo Kick-Off Party #2
Event Type: Adult Program
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Start Time: 10:00 AM Library: Tumwater
Come celebrate the beginning of National Novel Writing Month. This is your chance to meet with other authors participating in NaNoWriMo, discuss ideas, and learn what events our libraries have for wr...
Age(s): Adults, Teens middle & high school
Led by: Municipal Liaisons Emily French and Connie Jasperson
NaNoWriMo Kick-Off Party # 3
Date: Monday, October 30, 2017
Start Time: 5:00 PM Library: Lacey
Come celebrate the beginning of National Novel Writing Month. This is your chance to meet with other authors participating in NaNoWriMo, discuss ideas, and learn what events our libraries have for wri...
Age(s): Adults, Teens middle & high school
Led by: Municipal Liaison, Connie Jasperson
11 months ago
Forty-two of us have created our novel on the NaNo site. Have you? You won't be able to enter a wordcount without one, so make sure you visit your Dashboard and set that up in advance!
12 months ago
Are you Prepping yet? Join us in the FB group, linked in the Links section for an ongoing batch of exercises to get your story some bones before November hits!
almost 2 years ago
Congratulations o our winners!!! 72 of our wrimos crossed the 50,000 word line! You're invited to this year's TGIO party!

Whether you won or lost,, we've all trudged through November, so we all deserve pie. Come out with us for one last hurrah to celebrate the end of this month of madness. We'll have useless statistics! Stickers! Cheap prizes!

When: Sunday, Dec 4, 3pm
Where: Shari's on Martin Way
Please RSVP so we know how much space to reserve. Either comment on the Facebook Page in the thread there or in the regional forum post below to do so.
almost 2 years ago
Happy Thanksgiving!
almost 2 years ago
This week, there will be no Wednesday write in at TESC. However, The Tumwater Library has made their meeting room available for two hours, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Please join us to write in the company of books and friends.
almost 2 years ago
We're at the halfway point! Yay for us! How close to your midpoint goal are you? Keep working, and going forward. Your voice and your words are a light in the world, bringing hope and a little moment of entertainment to those who need to escape for a while. Don't let the mid-month doldrums silence you! Only you can write that book.
almost 2 years ago
We are on week number two and making good headway. If you are feeling yourself struggling, it's normal at this point.

Don't give up. The best way to reconnect with your fire for writing is to write your way through it.

If you can't find the words to say exactly what you want, say what you can just to get the idea down, and move on. In January you can revise what you don't like!
almost 2 years ago
What a great year has been so far. We broke a million words on day five, and raised more $$ for NaNoWriMo sponsored programs than we have ever done. Now is where the hard work begins. When we lose our fire at a particular place, we may need to get to a write in, or connect on Facebook with the group to keep the passion alive.
almost 2 years ago
Double-Up Donation Day will be happening on November 5. It’s an opportunity for our entire community to come together to write, inspire one another, and support our nonprofit programs. We as authors can help support the wonderful programs supported by NaNoWriMo. If you plan to donate, Saturday Nov. 5th is the day to do it!
almost 2 years ago
Day 1 is done! Have you climbed the first hill? Leaped the first hurdle? Written at least 1667 words?

If so, awesome! high five!

If not, don't fret. On the stats page is a helpful tool to show you how to adjust your goal based upon your daily progress. Remember, this is about creating writing habits that extend beyond November. If the daily goal is too high for you, but you can spend extra time one or two days a week, you can still do this thing.

Above all, BICFOK--Butt In Chair, Fingers On Keyboard (or BICFHoldingPen/cil for those who write on paper). To 50k and beyond!
almost 2 years ago
1. Write at least 1,670 words every day (three more than is required) This takes me about 2 hours – I’m not fast at this.
2. Write every day, no matter if you have an idea worth writing about or not. Try not to let anything derail you. If you are stuck, write about how your day went and how you are feeling about things that are happening in your life, or write that grocery list. Just write, and think about where you want to take your real story. Write about what you would like to see happen in that story.
3.Check in on the national threads and your regional thread to keep in contact with other writers.
4. Attend a write-in, or join a virtual write-in on our Facebook Page (see the link to the bottom right). This will keep you enthused about your project.
5. Delete nothing. Passages you want to delete later can be highlighted, and the font turned to red or blue, so you can easily separate them out later.
6. Remember, not every story is a novel. If your story comes to an end, draw a line at the bottom of the page and start a new story, in the same manuscript. You can always separate the stories later, and that way you won’t lose your word count.
7. Validate your word count every day.
8. Above all, have fun!
almost 3 years ago
Welcome to Olympia NaNoWriMo--we cover most of Thurston County and some of Mason county. You can find write-in's all over--they will be happening in Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater and Tenino to name just a few places. Keep checking the calendar for one in your area, and feel free to host one at a coffee shop near you!

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dragon_fangirl 0
  • Joined October 7, 2010
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Olympia Washington
  • Age 65
dauphinous 0
  • Joined October 27, 2009
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Olympia, WA
  • Age 44

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Welcome to NaNoWriMo's Olympia region! We're small but fierce.
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