NaNoWriMo

Windy City Romance Writers is partnering with NaperWrimo, the Naperville area group for National Novel Writing Month!

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, is a worldwide initiative where writers create a 50,000 word first draft during the month of November. For more detail, visit NaNoWriMo.org

Locally, the NaperWrimo group hosts writing preparation workshops in October, and in November, a library crawl of hosted write-ins – designated space in libraries to help you get in your word count and stay motivated!

For a full calendar of NaperWrimo’s writing events, go here: NaperWrimo Events

Here are dates where Windy City RWA members will be involved:

Oct. 6, 2018

1 – 3 p.m.

Naperville Library – Nichols Library, 200 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540 Allie Pleiter’s innovative Chunky Method offers practical, real-world productivity advice in an easy to read and inspiring workbook. Follow a step-by-step plan to identify your unique writing “Chunk” and wield it to create a solid plan that works “even when life gets in the way.” No matter what your writing style, The Chunky Method Handbook will help you chart an individualized path to your creative writing goals.
Oct. 20, 2018

1 – 3 p.m.

Naperville Library – Nichols Library, 200 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540 J. Leigh Bailey – Show and Tell: It’s not just for Kindergarten. One of the most widely spread “rules” of writing is the infamous “show don’t tell.” In this program, we break down the hows and whys of this important guideline, and also discuss situations in which it’s better to tell than to show. This session will provide some quick and dirty tips to ensure readers experience the story through action, thoughts, senses, and feelings rather than through exposition, summarization, and description.
Nov. 6, 2018

5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Plainfield Public Library 15025 S. Illinois St. Plainfield, Illinois 60544 Hosted write-in with YA & New Adult Authors J. Leigh Bailey and Stephanie Scott – bring your laptop or notebooks for timed writing sprints, motivation, and prizes!
Nov. 15, 2018

5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Wheaton Public Library

225 N. Cross Street
Wheaton, IL 60187

Hosted write-in with author Sci-fi & Paranormal Romance Author Robyn Bachar – bring your laptop or notebooks for timed writing sprints, motivation, and prizes!