How to Host a Write-In

1) Pick a date, time, and location. If you want to gauge interest first, feel free to post a thread on the regional forum to see if there are people in your area who’d want to meet up! Otherwise, if you just pick a time and spot that works for you, we can put it on the calendar and you can see who shows up. Worst case scenario, you spend a couple hours writing outside your house!

2) Put the details in the “Calendar” thread in the format we provided on the forum so we can add it to the Google Calendar.

3) Show up. This should go without saying but just to make sure… :-) Bring a little table tent or sign with you that says “NaNoWriMo” or mention that you’ll be wearing a bright t-shirt or hat, or something identifiable, so that people can find you! Have fun with your fellow WriMos – sprint, word war, banter, or make awkward conversation. All are acceptable.

Anything else is purely optional. If you want to bring snacks and are going somewhere that allows them, great! Extra outlets are also good – bring some power strips if you have them. But again, that’s optional!

You can host as many write-ins as you want – have it be a regular weekly event, or just one or two throughout November.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!


  1. Patricia Lundstrom (Mamachino) says

    Hello! I can’t get to the “calendar” link above, so here is my info. If you’d like me to post it myself, point me twords it!
    Sweet Annie’s Bakery/Drew’s Coffee Bar
    1050 Sterling Avenue, Flossmoor, IL 60422
    no wi-fi, but there are coffees and goodies for sale

    Thursday, Nov 6 11am – 2pm
    Saturday, Nov 15 12 noon – 3pm
    Wednesday, Nov 19 10am – 1 pm
    Tuesday, Nov 25 5pm-8pm

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