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about 1 month ago
Good afternoon, Boise Wrimos! We have finally decided on a venue for our Kickoff Dinner and First Official Write-in. We'll meet at Idaho Pizza Company at Fairview and Cole at 6:00 pm. Writing begins promptly at 6:30 and goes until 9:30 pm. The venue is open until 11:00 pm that night. Young Writers' Program participants are welcome. Parental chaperones are encouraged for writers under eighteen.

As a reminder, if you have not yet signed up at the new website, please do so now. More than likely, this will be the final communication we make from the old site.
about 1 month ago
Hello, and welcome to October, aka Prep-tober! Welcome to our new Wrimos and to those returning for another year! We hope you’ve been thinking about your project for next month. If not, it’s all good. We have time. If you’re a pantser (you write by the seat of your pants), check back with us on November 1. ;) For plotters, it’s time to plan, learn about your characters and world, and think on your write-in strategy. Ru is a reformed plantser that has turned into a plotter. Candice is a borderline plantser (a bit of pantser and a bit of plotter), so she has a foggy idea of what's going to happen in her stories. But there's always the chance (a high chance) that things will change as she writes

Your Municipal Liaison (ML) team this year consists of Candice Greene and Ru Sparks. Candice is a three-time NaNoWriMo winner and Ru is making a tremendous comeback as ML. She won her very first NaNoWriMo in 2009! Feel free to ask us any questions that might come up over the next two months. You can also add us as writing buddies on the site (Candi G and RuSparks).

2019 is going to be a great year, starting with the brand new website! If you haven't yet made your way to the new and improved NaNoWriMo, be sure to check it out before November 1. The look and feel has definitely changed. Since it's still new, there are some kinks to work out, as expected. Please bear with us all as we figure out the new site together. With the launch of the new site, you may have to re-join the Boise region.

The calendar for Treasure Valley activities, including write-ins, can be found at the Bitly link named "Treasure Valley Calendar" on the "Home Region" page under the "Community" dropdown menu at the top of the new site. As event details are solidified, we’ll add them to the calendar.

Speaking of events, this is a call for people to lead write-ins around the valley. Candice and Ru are only two people and can't be everywhere at once. The responsibilities of leading a write-in are straightforward: think of where you already write or would like to write, talk with the manager or owner (if you’re nervous, one of the ML team can help), pick a date and a two-hour block, and let us know. Then we’ll add it to the calendar. During the write-in, please welcome people and answer questions, such as 'where’s the bathroom/outlet/sanity?' And then get to writing! You're providing people options, and it’ll give you a reason to write, even if no one shows up!

This year, we’ll continue the option to share pop-up write-ins in the Regional Forum and the Facebook page. If you decide you just can’t write at home any longer, want to go somewhere else, and wouldn’t mind company, put your location and estimated time of departure/arrival in the thread on the Pop-up Write-in Forum and the FB page.If you would prefer to make your write-in a virtual one, that is totally ok too. Same drills apply whether it's a weekly virtual write-in or a pop-up.

Our kickoff event is on Friday, November 1. Location is TBD. It'll be a dinner and write-in, starting at 6 pm. Official words will begin at 6:30 pm and we'll write until 9:30 pm.

Welcome to NaNoWriMo 2019! See you at the races!

Kind regards,
Candice Greene and Ru Sparks
about 2 years ago
Hi, everyone! I think the Google calendar for Nano is updated with all of the write ins and events scheduled for November. Could you please check it out and let me know if I'm missing anything? Of note, Blue events are in the Boise/Meridian/Nampa area; green is Sun Valley/Ketchum (can anyone say road trip?); and red events are in western Idaho/eastern Oregon. Thank you to all of our volunteers hosting write ins. I can't get everywhere in our region, and you're helping bring writing options to your local writers. I appreciate your support!
about 2 years ago
Happy October 2017, Wrimos!

Here's your ticket to all things about Nano and our region! Please look around and enjoy yourselves. Please remember to keep language appropriate for All Ages; we have some writers as young as 13 years old.

Most write in locations will be open to all ages; if there's a restriction, it will be reflected in the calendar details. If we have Wrimos who are minors, they should be accompanied by an adult to events. Language and topics at events and in forums should be appropriate for the ages attending (13+).

Below is the calendar for our region. It can also be reached via this link.
Google calendar link. You can also click on the +Google Calendar button underneath the Calendar below to go to the full Google calendar. Or you can use the link here:
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/render?hl=en#main_7

If you have questions or concerns about issues of accessibility for events, please send me a separate note to my Nanomail (I am KelleyT).

Kelley

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Meet your MLs

  • Joined April 25, 2019
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Boise Idaho
  • Age 38
Candi G Winner!
  • Joined November 16, 2016
  • Role Municipal Liaison
  • Location Boise, ID, USA
  • Age 35

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