2014 NaNoWriMo is Almost Here!

2014 NaNoWriMo is Almost Here!

Hello Wrimos,

It’s hard to believe that November is on the horizon.  We’re excited for another NaNo and are busy working on preparations for it.  Some of you may have all of your novels plotted out, organized, characterized, world mapped and then others of you might be like me and don’t even know what genre you’ll be writing in.

Whether you’re all prepped and ready to go or have no clue what to write, we have a few workshops for you.

Plot Development through MindMapping:
This workshop will help you polish up your plot or visualize a brand new plot.  Come join us.
When:  Tuesday October 14th – 7to 9 pm
Where: Grand Traverse Pie Company, Orchard Room.
Address: 1403 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823

Villainy:  Crafting a Villain Worth Its Salt
We spend a lot of time on our protagonists, but how about those villains?  Sometimes they can move the plot forward better than any other character.  Spend some time with us exploring how to create Villainous Villains.
When:  Tuesday October 21 – 7 – 9 pm
Where:  Grand Traverse Pie Company, Orchard Room
Address: 1403 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823

Creating Believable Dialogue
Well-crafted dialogue is more than just everyday conversation.  It gives us information about our characters and the story.  Learn what works and what doesn’t work with dialog.
When:  Tuesday October 28 7-9 pm
Where:  Old Chicago Pizza
Address: 1938 W Grand River Ave, Okemos, MI 48864

Other tidbits:

Site Wipe:
The NaNo site will be revamped in this next week.  Feel free to stop by our regional forum and introduce yourself, refresh your memory on resources, view our coming events and get information on the new site features.

Kick Off:
This year we’re doing something a little different.  We will be having a kick off/write in combination pot luck party.

When:  Saturday November 1 from 3 to 6 pm
Where:  The Avenue Café
Address:  2021 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI

We’ll pass out goodie bags, fill you in on the month’s activities, have activities, a silent auction and have our first Cauldron of Doom Word Wars of the season with even nicer prizes than usual.

Please bring food to share and money to purchase beverages. Also please bring something to donate to our silent auction and money to purchase some of the really cool items we already have.  All proceeds go to NaNoWriMo and will also give wrimos a chance to get their own donor halo.

Write Ins Scheduled to date:
Mark your calendars for these ML sponsored write-ins and keep your eyes on the forum for additional write ins tbd.

Tuesday November 11th from 7 to 10 pm – Old Chicago 1938 W Grand River Ave, Okemos

Tuesday November 18th from 7 to 10 pm – Old Chicago 1938 W Grand River Ave, Okemos

Tuesday November 25th from 7 to 10 pm – Old Chicago 1938 W Grand River Ave, Okemos

Feedback:
Did you participate last year?  Did you get a chance to complete our year end survey?  If you didn’t and would like to, there is still time.  Please go here to fill it out.

Video:
Lastly, be on the look out for the long awaited fundraising video, which will be released soon.
Looking forward to a great NaNo Season!

Annette (Contemplative Cat) & Alaina (A_Rachelle)
Co-Municipal Liaisons, USA::Michigan::Lansing.
AKA your event coordinators, purveyors of fun, answerers of questions and senders of periodic regional messages to keep you in the loop.
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