Prepping for NaNoWriMo
October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Prepping for NaNoWriMo with MJ Moores
A members-only event
Whether you plan on writing 50K words in 30 days, for National Novel Writing Month, or are looking to do a personal writing retreat with a goal of “a lot” of words on the page, this is the prep session for you! Both pantsers and planners are more likely to succeed in a challenge like this with some mindful preparation. Now, this doesn’t mean plotting your book to death before November 1st and then no longer being inspired to write it. No. This is about the physical, mental, and writerly things you can do to help achieve your goals and remain motived.
- A discussion about the “things that get in the way” when you’re trying to write. E.g. laundry, cooking, cleaning, social media, etc. and how we can realistically reduce these distractions.
- A discussion around mental prepared-ness and getting into the right head-space for this kind of intensive challenge – and maintaining that internal balance while writing. We’ll discuss plausible scheduling, exercise, house-mates (human & animal), and more.
- A detailed brainstorming session focusing on how to wrap your head around what you’re going to write. This will include a wide-range of inspirational techniques & templates you’ll be able to take with you on the writing journey past October 31st and into the month of November.
- Sharing personal experiences with this kind of intensive writing, how you’ve gotten stuck/un-stuck, resources, and information about the NaNoWriMo website tools.
A long-time member of the WCYR, MJ Moores has dabbled in all things writing since the age of nine. With an unofficial minor in creative writing, a decade teaching high school English andDrama, and sixteen full-length works of fiction under her belt, her seven years as a freelance editor can only be the cherry on top of a life surrounded by story and words.
MJ loves to write upper YA: sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, adventure, and romance. She recently tried her hand at mystery with her 2022 release Lost Words but found it extremely challenging. She is forever in awe of writers who are able to build fascinating tales of who-done-it and how-done-it—it’s a skill for the bold, the brave, and the be-damned (I’ll be damned if I don’t figure this out)!
WCYR is grateful to MJ for volunteering to offer this session for us.
RSVP (for WCYR and WCDR members only).