Monday, September 17, 2012


I plan on writing my Antinovel during NaNoWriMo in November.

Here are activities, either way. I plan on infiltrating.

Mark your calendars -- NaNoWriMo 2012 events for Topeka KS
**If you would like to co-host any of these events, please email Lissa to volunteer!**
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY for 2012 Community Novel Project (featuring MANY Topeka wrimo writers!)
3-4 pm, Sunday, September 30, 2012 Marvin Auditorium, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
More here, including full text of novel and how to get involved next year:
30 Days of PreWriting
Get started on planning your novel with this free ebook from D.L. Rose to guide you through the process. Discuss techniques with other fiction writers.
7-8 pm, Monday, October 1, Marvin Auditorium 101C, Topeka Public Library
Plot Outlines, Scenes and Dialogue
Review some basics of writing fiction. Discuss techniques with other fiction writers.
7-8 pm, Monday, October 15, Marvin Auditorium 101C, Topeka Public Library
How to Write a Novel in 30 Days
7-8 pm, Monday, October 29, Marvin 101BC
Fun and helpful advice from former participants, plus official swag (stickers) from NaNo headquarters and other inspiring goodies to get you through the month.
Post encouragement and tips at under the Kansas :: Topeka forums and join the Facebook group: Topeka Wrimos -- 50,000 words in 30 days.
Tell everyone you know, online and in real life, that you are preparing to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Invite them to do it too. The more the merrier and everyone can win!
Participants meet to add to their daily word count, compete in word wars, take writing dares and further their plots. Bring laptops for a creative and frantic writing session to help boost word counts.
1-5 pm, Sunday, November 4 Anton Room 204, Topeka Public Library
1-5 pm, Sunday, November 18 Menninger Room 206, Topeka Public Library
Socialize with other NaNoWriMo writers, share ideas to get unstuck, grab a bite to eat and get inspired and caffeinated for more writing. (Then go write!)
6-7 pm, Wednesday, November 7
6-7 pm, Wednesday, November 14
Classic Bean, 21st and Fairlawn
FINISH LINE CELEBRATION Thank God It’s Over! Celebrate your amazing accomplishment with other writers before you return to your boring slow-paced post-NaNo life. 2-3 pm, Saturday, December 1 Millennium Café, Topeka Public Library
Contact Lissa Staley for more information or
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