Asia :: South Korea :: Seoul

Notes Notes

almost 3 years ago
Event details for the NaNoWriMo Planning Workshop are up on the Google Calendar! See below for more details!
almost 4 years ago
We are in the home stretch! Come join us in the chatroom if you need a push:
almost 4 years ago
Today is the final day to RSVP for the 11-hour write-in in Daegu this Saturday! See the Google calendar for more details, and drop me an email if you wish to come. As of right now, there are four spots left.
almost 4 years ago
Wow! We went from $105 to $445 donated to NaNoWriMo over Double Donation Day. Good job, everyone! You're amazing!! I hope you were able to double your daily word counts, too -- or else, like me, you'll give that a go today! Happy writing and thank you so much for your donations. :)
almost 4 years ago
This Saturday, Nov. 5th, is double-up donation day -- donate $25 and get the $50 thank you gifts (etc). For $10, get a halo on your profile! If you were thinking about donating, this is the day to do it. NaNoWriMo runs on donations, so contributions of any amount are needed and appreciated.

Thank you so much for the $105 in donations you've made so far as a region!
almost 4 years ago
Oh, and don't forget the online write-in at midnight tonight!

Also, Justin from Elsewhere/Busan will be in the chatroom most of tomorrow (from around 10-10). Come join when you can!
almost 4 years ago
There's an online chat tonight from 9-11 p.m. in our chatroom. Use this as an opportunity to check out the chatroom and make sure your account works! See the 'chatroom instructions' thread below.
almost 4 years ago
~ KICK OFF PARTY (RSVP Required) ~

Don't miss our signature launch event! There are still many spots available, but be sure to RSVP as soon as possible. The event will take place in Itaewon at The Rocky Mountain Tavern. Please see the google calendar for more information.

Facebook Event:
about 4 years ago
On Saturday, October 1st, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., we will be having our first ever Plot Planning Party at Dice Latte, which is near Hoegi station in Seoul. Hope to see you there!

The Facebook event is here:
almost 5 years ago
If you RSVP'd for the 12-Hour Write-In, you should have just gotten an email from me in your inbox. If you think you're on our RSVP list and you have NOT gotten an email, please contact me at ASAP to register. We still have a few spaces left!
almost 5 years ago
The RSVP deadline for the 12-Hour Write-In in Daegu is this Sunday. If you would like to attend this event but haven't RSVP'd yet, please email Yolande ( with "12-Hour Write-In" in the subject line and the following information:

NaNoWriMo username:
Where you live:
Expected time of arrival and departure:
Participating in Midway Party?:
Interest in a Friday or Sunday event?:

Thank you! I hope your writing is going well. Please let any of the MLs know if you have any questions!
almost 5 years ago
One day 'til blast off! Are you excited? Pencils sharpened? Laptops charged? Desk cleaned off? I hope you're ready for an amazing month of literary abandon like no other!

Check out our Midnight Write event in our chatroom tonight (starts at 11:45 p.m.). See the Google calendar below for more information, and details on the many events that are happening around Korea on Sunday, Nov. 1. If nothing is happening near you, never fear! Check out the online write-in Monday night, and the rest of our events for week 1.

Good luck everyone, and happy writing!
almost 5 years ago
Welcome to NaNoWriMo 2015! There are active forums for Seoul, Busan, and Korea:: Elsewhere this year, but all Korea wrimos are welcome in all the Korea regions! We will be working together for online write-ins and will even have some challenges. Stay tuned!

Note the dates for the Meet n' Greets, Kick-Off Party, Midway Weekend, and TGIO Party. If they're not up on the calendar yet, they will be soon! We will also have regular in-person and online write-ins.

Introduce yourself in the threads below, and feel free to start your own. Let's get this party started! :)
almost 6 years ago
If you forgot to validate your novel, you can request a manual validation from staff here:
almost 6 years ago
Welcome to day 20! This is the first day you can validate your novel, assuming you've passed 50k. Check out this page for more information:

The end of November is coming up fast, and so is our Thank God It's Over party on Saturday, December 6th! We will be at the You Are Here cafe (same location as the kickoff party) from 7:30-10 p.m.

Space is limited! Ensure your spot at the event by RSVPing. To register for the event, send an email to by December 4th.
almost 6 years ago
The deadline for RSVPing to the 12-Hour Write-In and midway party in Daegu on Sat. Nov. 15th is fast approaching! Please email by this Saturday if you'd like to come.

Let me know:

- your location in Korea
- your NaNo username
- if you'll attend the midway party
- approximately when you'll arrive and depart.

Thanks, and happy writing!!
almost 6 years ago
Attention all writers coming from Seoul for our Midway Party,

I am hoping to get some writing done on the commute with some participants. My plan is to get some committed people, book all the tickets myself so we can sit together, and collect money via bank transfer (~40,000 won).You would need to be at Seoul station by 9 or 10pm (we can be flexible with official departure time). The event is coming up very soon, so I want to get this done ASAP!

If you are interested in being part of this KTX Write-in, please send an email with your Kakao ID and phone number to by this Saturday at 11:59 pm. Let's start this awesome weekend right!

Happy writing,

Co-ML, Seoul Region
almost 6 years ago
NaNoWriMo is a mere few days away! Check out our Google calendar for our upcoming events, notably:

- Online Midnight Write, Nov. 1 right at midnight!
- Saturday Seoul write-in (Itaewon)
- Sunday Seoul write-in (Gangnam)
- Online Write-In on Monday!
almost 6 years ago
We have two sister regions this year -- Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, and Peoria, Illinois! I posted the sign-up sheet for the writing buddies below. Sign up for a 'frenemy' from Fredericton or Peoria and have even more motivation to meet your word count goal!

We'll also be joining their online write-ins (and they'll join ours), and we'll see which region has the highest overall word count by the end of November!

No matter where you live in Korea, please remember to "home" the Seoul region so that your words will be counted in our competition with Fredericton and Peoria! Here are the instructions:

- Choose "Local Events" from the menu bar and click "Find A Region."
- If there is a blue house icon under our region name, you have already joined us, and are already homed with us. Huzzah!
- If you do not see our region, scroll down to the Other Regions section. Type in our region name (or part of it) in the text box. Locate our region under the text box and click "Join this region." This will move our region up into the "My Regions" list.
- If you have joined our region, but there is no house, you need to click the link on the right which says "Make this region my home," and then you too will get a lovely blue house!
about 6 years ago
Hi everyone!

Just want to give you an update on NaNoWriMo this year. Joe´╗┐ (unseenedge) and I are your MLs for the Seoul region. We're planning LOTS of awesome events all around Korea. We're the only two MLs for the country, so we want to spread our reach. Joe is in Seoul, and I'm on the south coast in a city called Tongyeong. We'll be holding a huge Midway Writing Weekend in Daegu on the weekend of the 15th.

We'll also have regular online write-ins so you can join us for word wars and NaNo camaraderie no matter where you are in Korea!

We'll have an events calendar out soon. Keep an eye on the Seoul NaNo forum and Google calendar for more info!

- Yolande (writerwithoutborders)

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Meet your MLs

unseenedge Winner!
  • Joined October 29, 2009
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Seoul, South Korea
ricstark Winner!
  • Joined October 29, 2012
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Seoul

About us

Welcome to NaNoWriMo's Seoul region!
122 novelists • 2,131,693 words written • 17,472 average wordcount • $100.00 donated

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