First Ever Night of Writing Glamorously!

2014 NOWG

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Have you ever wanted to attend Night of Writing Dangerously up in San Francisco?

Have you ever wished Night of Writing Dangerously wasn’t so expensive or so far away?

Have you ever wanted to attend an awesome write-a-thon event with awesome food, prizes, and other WriMos?

If you have answered yes to any or ALL of these questions, then NaNo Los Angeles has the perfect event for you!

For only $35 you can attend our FIRST EVER NIGHT OF WRITING GLAMOROUSLY!!

Date: November 16, 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

West Hollywood Auditorium
647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Details: Just north of the new West Hollywood Library and parking structure on the corner of Melrose and San Vicente. Parking is validated for up to 2 hours and then $1 for each 20 minutes with a maximum of $6 for Sunday. Plenty of power but no wi-fi available.

We will hold word wars, word springs, and other fun activities geared to get tons of words onto the page in the most fun matter we possibly can! And if you haven’t guessed, our NaNo Los Angeles Theme is STEAMPUNK! Costumes are not required, but encouraged.

Still can’t decide if you should go?! Check out our awesome Buffet Menu and Raffle Prize lists!

Buffet Menu
  • BBQ Beef
  • Grilled Chicken Breast w/BBQ Sauce
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Sauteed Vegetables
  • Mushroom Pasta
  • Hearty Garden Salad
  • Rolls w/Butter
  • Assorted Cookies & Bars
  • And soft drinks
  • Activision Games Bundle
  • Awesome NaNo Inspired Poster
  • No Plot No Problem – Revised edition
  • Bag of writer books from The Lost Bookstore
  • Steampunk Tarot Deck
  • $25 gift card to California Pizza Kitchen
  • $25 gift card to Coffee Connection
  • NaNo Los Angeles Raffle Bag

Why Attend?

Still not convinced?! You should attend because NaNo Los Angeles is a Glamorous Region with equally awesome WriMos! We want to have our own shindig where LA WriMos can dine and write together in style… Steampunk style.

Also this event is a fundraiser and all proceeds go to NaNo Los Angeles events and to NaNoWriMo.

So show your support to NaNo Los Angeles and NaNoWriMo by coming to NOWG, have an awesome dinner, and have chances to win awesome prizes from our sponsors as you write your way to the 50K finish line!

What are you waiting for?! Come join us for a glamorous night of writing and dining! There is limited seating so don’t wait too long to RSVP!

RSVP today @ our Meet-up page

Last day to RSVP is November 8th  extended to November 10th, so don’t delay!

Note: The $35.00 per person is required to RSVP.

2014 Midnight Blast Offs and Early Birds Write-Ins

rocketAre you ready? We are less than a week away from November 1st!

For anyone who wants to get a great start on NaNoWriMo and have some fun, we are having two Midnight Blast Offs on Halloween, and Early Morning Write-ins on November 1st for anyone who doesn’t want to stay out too late but love waking up early and being the early bird to gets their word count in.

Midnight Blast Offs! 

[Pasadena] Du-par’s @ Pasadena

Location: 214 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
Date: 10/31~11/1
Time: 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Details/Info: Your MLs Sara (smcbride) and Jennie (AthenaKTT)  will be hosting this gala with swag bags for those who missed out on them at the kick-off. Dupar’s is open 24-hours so feel free to stay later!

  • Free parking in the big lot behind the restaurant, off Mentor.
  • Only two outlets, so come charged, but I’ll have power strips for a few people and we can trade around chargers.
  • No Wifi – total writerly focus time. (Or bring your hot spot enabled phone.)
  • Good drinks, soup, pie, food, hot cocoa!
  • Tell the waiter a separate check when you order.
  • Midnight WORD WAR!

Questions: email Sara:


[Studio City] Du-Par’s @ Studio City

Location: 12036 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
Date: 10/31~11/1
Time: 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Details/Info:  Come and hangout with your ML Xander (artofcheatery) at Du-Par’s to get a jump on your word count at Midnight! Du-Par’s is open 24 hours so feel free to stay longer.

Unless things have changed, we’re going to have no power or internets – come with charged batteries and if you can: your own internet – I’ll be able to provide some via my mobile hot spot, but I have to limit it to those of us who require it (Hi! I’m a netbook user! Wheee!)

Other than that, there be food and drink and supposedly: pie. Dupars is supposed to be known for their pie. Let’s put that to the test.

I’ll be there early to answer questions about NaNo, the website and probably have some extra goodie bags from Kick Off.


Early Bird Kick Off Write-Ins 

[Sherman Oaks] Early Bird Kick-Off @ Panera Bread

Location: 14708 Ventura Boulevard Sherman Oaks, CA 9140
Date: 11/1
Time: 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Details/Info:  Are you going to be out dancing and carousing with the goblins and ghouls on 10/31? If you are, you can still kick off your NaNoWriMo right with an Early Bird Write-In with your ML Chris Bailey!

This 6AM start time will flow into the regular Saturday morning write-in that is at Panera all year. This means you can write from 6AM – Noon on the first day of NaNoWriMo Now that is dedication to your writing and a GREAT start to the month!

This is the Panera that is between Kester and Van Nuys Blvd on Ventura Blvd (not the Studio City or Encino ones also on Ventura Blvd).  There is a massive parking lot out back.  Free wi-fi and I bring 4 – 6 plug power strips to add ample power.

Don’t forget to patronize the establishment.  They’ve been taking care of us all year and they’re very friendly and welcoming.  They let me reserve space if the crowd is big and don’t charge for the privilege.  Let’s show them we appreciate it!

[Culver City/Mar Vista] Late Bird Kick-Off @ Coffee Connection

Location: 3838 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles CA (map)
Date: 11/1
Time: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Details/Info:  For those who turned into a pumpkin at midnight post-Halloween bash, and/or are unable to make it to one of our fab midnight NaNo blast-offs, this November 1st Late Bird Launch is for you.

This is an extension of our year-round weekly Coffee Connection write-in, but for November only we’ll be in “the Cabin”, the bungalow on Venice Blvd. end of the cafe. We’ll post signs to direct you to the space, which will be set up with seats for about 30, and have wifi access. Coffee and food is coveniently located right next door (please patronize the coffee shop as they give us access to the space pro bono!).

Come pick-up NaNoWriMo goodies, and hangout with other writers just as weird as you are. And yes… there will be word wars and prizes!

Hosted by ML Lisa.

No RSVP is needed. Just show up and celebrate the coming of 2014 NaNoWriMo!


2014 NaNo Prep Sessions

Pad of Paper & PenThere are still 15 days until November 1st! How else can you prepare for your NaNo Novel? You can attend a NaNo Prep session hosted by your wonderful LA MLs.

As of today we still have four more classes (and spaces are filling up fast) for you to choose from before kickoff at 12:01 on November 1st.  Click on a link below to RSVP at our Meet Up page.


NaNo Prep – Getting Ready for November – WestSIDE! 

If you cannot make one of these sessions, you can go to the NaNo Los Angeles site and download the individual documents from the NaNo Prep Packet.


NaNo Prep Pantser Style via FIASCO

NaNo Prep Pantser Style via FIASCO – WestSIDE!

NaNo Prep Pantser Style via FIASCO


If you cannot make it to one of our courses, check out the online resources begin pumped out by our illustrious leaders in the Office of Letter’s & Light.

October 20, 5:00 PM PDT: Join Chris Baty and Blurb for a 100% free, 100% awesome webinar, full of the latest lessons he’s learned about writing a novel in 30 days—including some new tips from the 2014 edition of No Plot? No Problem! Click here to register.

October 20, All Day: It’s the National Day on Writing, and this year’s hashtag is #WriteMyCommunity. Nobody does large-scale community creativity like NaNoWriMo, so let’s show ‘em what we’re all about!

October 23, 1:00 PM PDT: Our second #NaNoPrep tweet-chat will make sure you’re fully prepared for November 1, only a week away. NaNoWriMo staff will answer your questions, assuage your concerns, and pump you up! (Please read that last bit á la Austrian bodybuilder.)