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Hybrid Vancouver: Writing Your Nanowrimo Novel

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Willamette Writers Vancouver Presents

Vancouver Chapter Headerr

Writing Your Nanowrimo Novel with Grant Faulkner

This is a hybrid meeting. October 16, 2023. Doors 6:15 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM at Three Creeks Library – 800 NE Tenney Rd, Vancouver, WA 98685.
Read Zoom Details below and then register here for the Zoom presentation: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvd-6urD4tHNCLFTSpC1tPOqY7Ejw5H10k


One of the biggest obstacles any writer faces is writing the first draft of a novel. As Nora Ephron said, “I think the hardest part about writing is writing.” Enter National Novel Writing Month, which has generated one of the most effective approaches to writing a first draft and bounding to new imaginative heights. 
NaNoWriMo is all about getting your story on the page. If something has been holding you back from writing your novel—whether it be lack of time, lack of motivation, or just plain fear—then NaNoWriMo Executive Director Grant Faulkner will tell you how National Novel Writing Month can help you get your creative juices flowing and take the first steps to planning your novel.
Warning: You will leave this session with a novel plan in hand, so be prepared to write.

About Grant Faulkner

Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. 

He recently published The Art of Brevity: Crafting the Very Short Story. He’s also published Fissures, a collection of 100-word stories; All the Comfort Sin Can Provide; Nothing Short Of: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story; and Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo.

His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including Tin HouseThe Southwest Review, and The Gettysburg Review, and he has been anthologized in collections such as Norton’s New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction, Flash Fiction America, Best Small Fictions, and Best MicrofictionHis essays on creativity have been published in The New York TimesPoets & WritersLiterary HubWriter’s Digest, and The Writer Photo credit: Dan Cowles

Find Grant online on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Listen to his podcast Write-minded and subscribe to his newsletter Intimations: A Writer’s Discourse.

About Your Chapter Meeting

Willamette Writers meetings are free and open to all writers, 18 and up. Writers are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Sign Up! Any high school or middle-grade writers are welcome to join us. Sign up for our email list at: http://eepurl.com/hRubBf. A registration link will be sent to our email list before our next meeting.

Wellness  – Willamette Writers continues to encourage mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. If you feel sick, please stay home and join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings.

Zoom Details

You have to be logged into your own personal Zoom account to attend this meeting (to create a FREE account, go to Zoom.us).

Once you are logged in to your own personal zoom account, register for the meeting in the link provided above.

On the day of the meeting, log into your Zoom account and then click the link zoom sent you in your email when you registered with the link above. If you are logged into your personal zoom account, you can also click the link above and register again if you need to. If you have not done this before, we encourage you to try logging in a half hour before the meeting begins. We had to change our meeting access because of a few inappropriate guests, but we want to continue to keep our meetings open to the public.


October 16
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Three Creeks Library, 800 NE Tenney Rd, Vancouver, WA 98685