Author: MLMax

    Hump Day Herald, November 14

    The official newspaper of SacNaNo. Published every Wednesday. For Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Published a day late because of course. Write-in Wroundup No numbers to report this week. Q: Why? A: We are now holding write-ins faster than I can count. Wars are occurring on Discord on a moment’s notice. It’s a wordspate of Biblical proportions. Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria! Coming events: Fri 11/15, 6:30 to 9:30 PM: Rancho Cordova Write-In, Starbucks at 1971 Zinfandel Dr, Rancho Cordova. Sat 11/16, 2:00-4:00 PM: LEARNING SESSION AND WRITE-IN. Southgate Library, 6132 66th Ave, Sacramento. For this write-in, fantasy […]

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    Finding Your Flow State

    By Val Neil Val Neil is SacNaNo’s first guest blogger. Contact Max or Paul about how you can submit material. What is a flow state? Do you ever get into the groove when you’re writing? Your fingers fly, words pour out of you like magic, and before you know it, an hour has passed. That’s the flow state—a particular mindset when the words come without hesitation. How do you get into the flow state? Getting into the flow state can take some time, but a few tricks can help you get there quicker. Some professional writers do warm up techniques […]

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    Hump Day Herald, Nov. 6

    The official newspaper of SacNaNo. Published every Wednesday. For Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Write-in Wroundup This week the Sacramento region held 7 official write-ins. Seats filled at in-person events: 69. Warriors in Discord during events: 96. Words logged in wars: 122,831. Coming events: Wed 11/6: Virtual Write-In, Discord, 7-10 PM Sat 11/9, 2-4 PM: WRITE-IN, Elk Grove/South Sac. Valley Hi-North Laguna Library, 7400 Imagination Pkwy., Elk Grove (and online on Discord) Sat 11/9, 2:15-4:30 PM: LEARNING SESSION AND WRITE-IN, Panera at 2731 Del Paso Rd. (and online on Discord). For this write-in, we have another local WriMo who’s making things […]

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    Hump Day Herald, October 30

    The official newspaper of SacNaNo. Published every Wednesday. For Wednesday, October 30, 2019 = THE WEEK NANO STARTS! Write-in Wroundup This week the Sacramento region held 3 write-ins, attended by 26 persons, of whom 10 were writing and reporting their word counts. These wrote a total of 7,283 words. How to help your MLs Paul and Max can use some assistance during this busy week. Here’s how you can help out: Start using the Regional Forum as your primary means of communication. Although the rest of the NNWM website is broken, the forums work fine. They’re the best way for […]

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    Hump Day Herald for October 23

    The official newspaper of SacNaNo. Published every Wednesday. For Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Write-in Wroundup This week the Sacramento region held 3 write-ins, attended by 11 writers, who wrote 13,474 words. Coming events: Wed 10/23: Virtual Write-In, Discord, 7-10 PM All week: Virtual write-ins occur frequently on the Never-Ending NaNo group on Facebook. They often happen on the spur of the moment. If you want someone to war with, just announce an event on that group and people may appear.  Sat 10/26: MEET AND GREET! Informational event to get you ready for NaNoWriMo. 3:00-5:00 PM. Panera Bread, 901 Howe Ave., […]

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    Hump Day Herald

    The official newspaper of SacNaNo. Published every Wednesday. For Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Write-in Wroundup This week the Sacramento region held 3 write-ins, attended by 11 writers, who wrote 11,366 words. Coming events: Wed 10/16: Virtual Write-In, Discord, 7-10 PM All week: Virtual write-ins occur frequently on the Never-Ending NaNo group on Facebook. They often happen on the spur of the moment. If you want someone to war with, just announce an event on that group and people may appear.  Mon 10/21: Write-In, Panera, Greenback & Sunrise, 6:30-9 PM (and Discord) Tue 10/22: Write-in, Panera Bread, Sacramento/Arden (Howe & Northrup) […]

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    Gearing up for NaNoWriMo 2019

    For 2019, the Sacramento chapter of NaNoWriMo has a bunch of new announcements—and things we haven’t done before. Our biggest change? This year, we’re offering learning sessions each of the first four Saturdays in November. These will be led by several of the writers in our group who’ve gotten their fiction published. We hope you’ll find the sessions useful for finishing your month a winner—and for taking your project to the next level! In the next couple of weeks, we’ll announce the dates for the “meet and greets”—the late October meet-ups where we’ll introduce ourselves and each other. Be sure […]

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    Your words do not suck.

      Read that again. Your words do not suck. The first draft of your novel–and that’s probably what you’re working on in November–is a very good thing. It may not be something an editor at a pro-level publication will buy. But that comes later. Here’s what that first draft is: It’s the doorway between you and your best work.  You see, your work needs to find you as much as you need to find it. And the first draft is how you find each other. And what excitement when you meet! You may never have met before, and yet the […]

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