NaNoWriMo Cometh!

NaNoWriMo Cometh!

 Hello Wrimos,

Can you believe that it’s almost October? Where does the time go?

NaNo is just around the corner and to help you get ready, there are a couple of preparatory workshops that will be happening in the next few weeks.  The first one isn’t being presented by us, but by the Capital City Writer’s Association and it’s tomorrow.

Preparatory Workshops:

Brainstorming Your Novel – presented by Lawrence Coates, author of 5 novels and MFA professor at Bowling Green University
7 pm
Okemos Schuler’s – Meridian Mall

The following week, Kelly Rogers, government proposal writer, novelist and coordinator of the CCWA Finish The Damn Book Program, will help us with our Plotting.

Plotting Your Course to a Great Novel
Thursday October 8
7 Pm to 8:30 Pm
Old Chicago group room Corner of Marsh Rd and Grand River Ave, Okemos

The next week, Erin Bartels, copy editor, freelance writer, and published writer touted by the Saturday Evening Post as one of “the greatest up-and-coming fiction writers today,” will guide us on how to develop settings.

Developing Great Settings
Thursday October 15
7 Pm to 8:30 Pm
Old Chicago group room Corner of Marsh Rd and Grand River Ave, Okemos

Be sure to put these dates in your calendar too.

Kick Off Party

Sunday October 25th from 3 to 6 pm
The Avenue Cafe,2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI
Pot luck, games, socializing, silent auction and a make your own NaNo craft table.

We’ll pass out goodie bags, fill you in on the month’s activities, have activities, a silent auction and have a great time together.

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:

Thursday November 5th from 7 to 10 pm.
Old Chicago Group room, Corner of Marsh Rd. and Grand River Ave, Okemos

Thursday November 12, 7 to 10 pm.
Old Chicago Group room, Corner of Marsh Rd. and Grand River Ave, Okemos

Saturday November 21 from 11 am to 2 pm
Orchard Room East Lansing Pie Factory, Hagadorn Rd.

Look for a Facebook survey on the possibility of having a Start NaNo Running write in October 31 11 pm until 2 am November 1 at Old Chicago.  If enough people are interested we will reserve the room.

While we are on the subject of writes, please give us your ideas for any other locations for write ins.  Plus if you would like to host your very own write in (as Alaina and I can’t be everywhere), we will gladly give you resources and help with that.  Weigh in with your thoughts here.

Happy NaNo Prepping!

Annette AKA Contemplative Cat
along with Alaina AKA A_Rachelle
your NaNoLansing Municipal LIaisons (MLs)  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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