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National Novel Writing Month

November 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017


National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.

On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.

Join for FREE at http://nanowrimo.org/ and take part in the group writing events that are offered all month long. Fort Stockton has their very own Municipal Liason, and groups that meet to support each other in their writing goals. These events are meant to help keep you motivated and on track with meeting your word count goals. You do NOT have to share your writing with your group. Contact our Municipal Liason Sarah Shuttleworth for more information about local National Novel Writing Month events.

November NaNoWriMo activities at The Garage:

All month long:

Come Write In! Tables, power outlets, and fuel for your creative writing journey are available all November long at The Garage!

November 1, 6:30 pm: NaNoWriMo Kick Off

Start off your novel with a bang! The Kick-Off is a fun way to start the month motivated, excited, and well on your on way to your 50,000 word count goal!

Saturday, November 4: Double-Up Donation Day

Fundraising Goal: $125,000 to support NaNoWriMo programs
Community Word-Count Goal: 125 million
Special Gift: For one day only, $25 donors will receive the $50 donor gifts, plus a special extra “Lightning Novelist” enamel pin!

How do I double up on Donation Day?
Doubling up is about pushing ourselves, doing more than we ever thought we could (ya know, kinda like NaNo itself). Here’s how you can participate:
Double your donation: give $25 and receive the $50 donor goodies—plus, an exclusive “Lightning Novelist” enamel pin. On this day only, you get more gifts without even trying!
Double your donation (again): look for dollar matches from our friends and sponsors at key hours during the day.
Double your current word count, or whatever you normally write in a day. Use the community’s shared momentum to get us to 125 million words.
Double your noveling karma by gifting a halo. Just enter a friend’s username and they’ll be sporting new profile hardware within 24 hours. (You can do this as many times as you’d like! Be sure to use the #HaloSpree hashtag to spread the word.)

NaNoWriMo will keep the party going with hourly writing prompts and prize giveaways on Twitter, plus three Virtual Write-Ins throughout the day.
Find out the full schedule of hourly giveaways, Virtual Write-Ins and more at https://nanowrimo.org/donation-day

Make your donation while at The Garage during normal business hours on 11/4, show us your donation confirmation before you leave, and The Garage will MATCH IT, up to $100 per person!

November 19, 12 pm: Afternoon of Writing Dangerously

A pot luck marathon writing session! (MUST be registered with the Municipal Liason to attend!)

Friday, November 17: ML Appreciation Day

Your local volunteer Municipal Liaison is a magical, creative force of a being. Let’s celebrate them today! Our regional ML is Sarah Shuttleworth! Make her day special today!


November 1, 2017
November 30, 2017
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The Garage Coffee, Music & More
1110 N. Main St.
Fort Stockton, TX 79735 United States


The Garage Coffee, Music & More