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NaNo Prep Workshops and Dates to Save

NaNo Prep Workshops and Dates to Save

Hello fellow wrimos (that’s a NaNoWriMo participant for any newbies out there.)

It’s almost October, which means it’s NaNo Prep time and we’ve got some wonderful things planned for you all this year.  We’ll have more details on everything as it gets closer to November, but today we’re going to talk with you about our NaNo Prep workshops.

NaNoPrep Workshops!

We have some amazing workshops scheduled for you to help you with your writing and planning.  We’re really excited to welcome two talented writers who have graciously agreed to speak with us.


Date: October 5th 
Time: 7 to 9 pm, 
Place: Old Chicago (Group Room) Okemos, MI (map)

The Personality of the Novel  – Lori Nelson Spielman
Lori Nelson Spielman, the author of The Life List and Sweet Forgiveness will be providing an interactive workshop on describing voice and character and anything else you are interested in learning.  Be sure to bring your questions  for this fun and interactive workshop!


Date: October 19th 
Time: 7 to 9 pm, 
Place: Old Chicago (Group Room) Okemos, MI (map)

Writing Your Novel One Scene at a Time  – Bethany Neal
Novels are made up of scenes, but how many should there be, and what should each one include? In this workshop, Bethany Neal (author of My Last Kiss) will show you why some scenes work and some don’t, which scenes your story must have, and how to write scenes that grip the reader while propelling your story to the finish line.

Come join us for a fun and informative evening!


Date: October 26th 
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm, 
Place: Old Chicago (Group Room) Okemos, MI (map)

Plot In
Whether you are brand new or a seasoned writer, we’ll be meeting to work together to share ideas, ask for help and generally prepare for our writing in November.



We’re still working on activities, but we wanted to have you mark your calendars for these events!  (More details later):

NaNoLansing Kick Off Party 
Sunday October 29 from 2 until 5 at The Avenue Café.

Regular Write Ins:
Thursdays from 7-10 pm at Old Chicago, November 2, 9 and 16th.

Superpowered Write In, in conjunction with the Library of Michigan
Saturday November 4th from 10 am to 4 pm.

Come Write In:
Saturday November 18 (9 am to 7 pm) and Sunday November 19th (noon to 6 pm).  Okemos Public Library.  

Last Blast, Get Your Words In Write In
Thursday 11-30 at Old Chicago from 9 to Midnight.

TGIO Party
Saturday December 2nd from 2 to 6 pm, Okemos Public Library.

Until next time, enjoy this lovely weather and your NaNo Prep Time!

Contemplative Cat (aka Annette) along with YuOfOwari22 (aka Courtney)
Your Municipal Liaisons for NaNoLansing, the Greater Lansing chapter of NaNoWriMo