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    A Local Plan-in!

    Discussion in 'NaNoWriMo' started by JJ_Maxx, Oct 20, 2013.

    I'm gonna be getting together at a local library this Tuesday with my fellow NaNoWriMo writers! I've never really met any other local writers in real life ad none of my friends write so I am super-stoked!

    We are going to discuss our plans and tactics for this years novels!
     
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    In this neck of the woods, NaNoWriMo meets at a nearby Denny's on Halloween night to celebrate the kick off. Is there nothing like it in your neighborhood?
     
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    Definitely not in mine. Sadness engulfs my little blood pump like a hungry amoeba. :(
     
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    Maybe, but she hasn't posted it yet. I guess we haven't had a liaison in a few years. Still, she's already planned a few meetings so it's something!
     
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    I don't know where in NY you are. From the NaNoWriMo website here are some local members but they don't all have kick off events planned:

    USA :: New York :: Albany
    2541 members

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    USA :: New York :: Allegany-Cattaraugus Counties
    276 members

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    USA :: New York :: Binghamton
    586 members

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    USA :: New York :: Buffalo
    1957 members

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    USA :: New York :: Dunkirk
    175 members

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    USA :: New York :: Elmira-Corning
    285 members

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    USA :: New York :: Elsewhere
    2187 members

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    USA :: New York :: Ithaca
    1023 members

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    USA :: New York :: Mohawk Valley
    440 members

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    USA :: New York :: Nassau County
    3278 members

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    USA :: New York :: New York City
    15705 members

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    USA :: New York :: Oswego
    195 members

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    USA :: New York :: Plattsburgh
    368 members

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    USA :: New York :: Rochester
    2214 members

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    USA :: New York :: Southern Dutchess County
    1253 members

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    USA :: New York :: Suffolk County
    148 members

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    USA :: New York :: Syracuse
    1243 members

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    USA :: New York :: Watertown
    320 members

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    USA :: New York :: White Plains & Westchester County
    719 members


    Puerto Rico says: Your region is without an official Municipal Liaison this year. But you can still have fun on the forums and meet in person with other Wrimos. Just start a post and propose a get-together or chat.
     
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    Oh yeah, I'm in the Syracuse region so I post in the local forum there.
     
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    So there's more than 1,000 local members, you could organize an event.

    However, maybe last year's event here was a one-off. I can't find an announcement for this year's.
     
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    JJ - it is awesome to be able to meet live with other writers, so I am very happy to hear you found a group. Have you tried searching meetup for any writing groups in the Syracuse area? I found a couple writing groups in my area through meetup, and obviously within those groups there are folks who do nano.
     
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    There is a local writing group in my area that meets once a month and I have tried to get out there, but it's difficult between family and work and church. I went to a few meetings and thoroughly enjoyed it. :) We all bring a little something new to read and do a round-table critique.
     
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    theres one November 10th where i live, i shall try to attend that
     
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    Plan-in last night was great, we had a huge turn out as there must have been 15 or so people there. We discussed tactics, strengths, weaknesses, resources, tools and how our planning is going! I think the main thing it did was fire us all up! The leader of our group had already drawn a map for her story, and she is shooting for 90k+ words. (Yikes.)
     
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    Sounds like fun! Any good advice to pass on?
     
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    I'm jealous, I don't know any writers where I live.
     
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    im thinking i might post on the group page on facebook (my area has its own group) that ill be sitting in a coffee shop planning tomorrow between x and y time if anyone wants to join... could be fun
     

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