2013 Catch-Up Write-A-Thon!

Anyone starting to panic yet? Looking at your schedule for the beginning of November and wondering what you were thinking? Trying to finish early to relax over Thanksgiving?

If this is you, come catch up (or get ahead) at this six-hour write-a-thon! Yes, Nita’s normal write-ins are also six hours long, but this time we’ve got our own room! There is a parking area with with lots of free parking. There will be wi-fi and outlets — all provided with with no purchases required!  There’s even a park nearby if anyone wants to take a walk to get those creative juices flowing.

MM900285307Date: November 23, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00AM  – 4:00PM

South Bay Presbyterian Church
2701 Plaza Del Amo, Suite 703
Torrance, CA 90503 (click to go to Google Maps)

Park anywhere in the lot (the church is located in an office building, but there’s a sign on the building) and look for an open door with a NaNo logo taped on it. We will be upstairs in rooms 202/203.


  • Word wars with prizes! (TBD, but may include some stuff from Nita’s trip to San Francisco and the Night of Writing Dangerously.
  • Food! There will be candy, snacks, coffee/tea supplies, and materials to make PB&J sandwiches for lunch. Feel free to bring your own writer fuel, as well.
  • Inspiration! There will be a special Inspiration Station set up for this write-a-thon only, plus mini inspiration for you to take home with you, while supplies last.
  • Stickers! SHINY stickers for anyone who reaches 50,000 before or during the write-a-thon!
  • Farmers Market! (optional) The park next door happens to be the home of one of the biggest farmers markets in L.A. It’s walkable from the church, so feel free to come early and walk over, or take a break and eat lunch there. Open 8am – 1pm.

Come for all or part of the write-a-thon–just bring your chargers and get ready to type!

RSVP is not required, but it helps to make sure there’s enough food/prizes. You can RSVP by clicking on this link and replying on this thread.

Feel free to add suggestions of things to do/food/drink you’d like to see/bring/etc. This is for you guys, so let us know what will help you catch up on your word count!
Happy Writing!

2012 Mid-Month Party!

Date: November 11, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM (4:30 PM group picture in front of the Grauman’s Chinese Theater)

Lucky Strike Bowling
Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Details: All Ages. Lucky Strike Bowling entrance is on Highland Ave. Come take a break from your writing and join us at one of LA’s famous landmark locations: Hollywood and Highland!

We’ll have a bowling lane for those who want to knocks some pins down to battle writer’s blocks. Yes! Bowling!! Bowling shoe rentals are only $4.00.

Come on over and join us in Hollywood for the afternoon, buy some snacks, order some drinks, meets some WriMos, share your joys and tribulations after your almost second week of NaNoWriMo!

After we’ve had too much fun, we’ll head over to Grauman’s Chinese Theater for another awesome group photo! Then we’ll part ways and continue writing our hearts out towards 50K or more!

Also don’t forget to bring a silly hat. Best silly hat (as voted by all) wins a prize! Yes! We’ll have more prizes!

Metro Directions: Take the Red Line and get off on the Hollywood and Highland station.

Don’t forget to RSVP – RSVP is not necessary, but it helps us to have a rough headcount.

Save the Dates!

Okay Wrimos! Here is a quick list of all the events happening for NaNoLosAngeles 2012. A more detailed post of each event will be added when details become available. So mark your calendars and check back soon. Hope to see you guys at a few or ALL of these events!



Kick-Off Party

 Midnight Blast-Off

 Mid-Month Party

  • November 11
  • Lucky Strike in Hollywood/Highland 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

   Great Train Escape (Train up to Oakland)

  • November 16
  • San Diego boards 6:05 AM
  • Los Angeles boards 10:25 AM
  • San Luis Obispo boards at 3:43 PM.

  Night of Writing Dangerously

  • November 18
  • Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM

 Thank Gosh It’s Over Party

  • December 1
  • Location and Time: (TBD)