First of all, Happy Halloween! This spooky season is sure to ignite your creativity with haunting characters and unforeseen plot twists.
If you didn’t already know, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) starts tomorrow – November 1st. I want to invite local writers for a fun event coming up on November 15th. Save the date! This year I am helping coordinate a half day NaNoWriMo write-in with the Canadian Authors’ Association Alberta Branch in Edmonton – and the event is open to both members and the general public.
Here are the details:
Goal: Write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. Track your progress on the NaNoWriMo software and connect with other writers. You’ve had a novel idea in your head and now is the time to bring your story to life.
Check out the NaNoWriMo website for more information.
Canadian Author’s Association Write-In
Date: November 15, 2014
Location: Idylwylde Library, 8310 88 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta, (780) 496-1808
Time: Doors open at 12:20pm with event starting at 12:30pm. The event will conclude at 5:30pm.
Things to bring: a snack to share, friends (the event is open to everyone), and your pen and paper or laptop and charger.
Check out the Canadian Authors Association Alberta Branch website for more information.
Myself, along with the CAA Writing-Coach-in-Residence, Suzanne Harris, will encourage you as you find inspiration to get over the halfway hump of NaNoWriMo. Write alongside others also penning their novel (or just looking to get words out on the page) and find inspiration in the presence of shared struggles and successes.
It will be a day of breakthroughs in a focused community environment. Who said writing has to be a lonely endeavor? Short, facilitated breaks will give you motivation and energy to pound out the words.
Even if you are not participating in NaNoWriMo, come out and join in the fun and creative atmosphere.
I look forward to writing with you!