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17 Nov

The third weekend in November, National Novel Writing Month holds a huge fundraiser called The Night of Writing Dangerously out on the West Coast. NaNos from everywhere gather for a crazy six-hour writing marathon that raises funds for the non-profit NaNoWrimo (for more information on this year’s event in San Francisco, visit here: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/writeathon).

Here in the Fairfield County region, our shiny-awesome Municipal Liaison Charles Muir (to most of us, YGJunkie) will be hosting The Afternoon of Writing Dangerously at The Acoustic Café, 2926 Fairfield Ave., Ste. 3, Bridgeport CT. This pot-luck event will be full of writing challenges, and raffle tickets will be given out for having met certain goals or can be purchased. Three copies of Skeletons will be offered as prizes.

I was planning on attending, but my very good writing buddy Nanette Morges—who introduced me to NaNo in 2004 and boy did we have a great little club with some other friends of ours like writer Tamela Ritter going there for a couple of years—moved up to a sprawling farmhouse in rural Upstate New York. She and I are going to do a three-day write-in of our own. Two creative ladies in the middle of nowhere with a wine cabinet in the middle of nowhere? Now THAT should be called The Weekend of Writing Dangerously! Can’t wait to see you on Thursday, Nanette!


16 Sep

Copies of Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole are going to be given away as prizes for the National Novel Writing Month Fairfield County, Connecticut Region’s “Afternoon of Writing Dangerously” on Saturday, November 20, 2010!

If you don’t know anything about National Novel Writing Month, it’s a marathon in which writers are challenged to complete 50,000 words in 30 days. It’s great fun–and it’s free to participate!

The “Afternoon of Writing  Dangerously” is an event at which NanoWrimo participants gather with coffee and laptops or whatever and bang out as many words as they can, engaging in such contests as Word Wars (who can write the most words in five minutes).

The time and location of Fairfield County’s event is yet to be announced, but if you’re Nanoing this year, come on down and engage in some great word wars and get a shot at winning a free copy of Skeletons!

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