November 2017 MeetingOur November 2017 meeting was on the 1st day of the month at C&M Coffee and Milk Westwood Gateway in West Los Angeles. Below is the November 2017 Meeting Recap.

As the year winds down, everyone is striving to get stuff done, so they could feel a sense of accomplishment. Plus, a bunch of members had NaNoWriMo (aka National Novel Writing Month) on their mind.

For those who don’t know, every year in November, authors and would-be novelists challenge themselves to write a 50,000-word during the month. Some people plan their novel for months: writing outlines, creating character sketches, etc., while others make the commitment as a spur-of-the-moment decision. Regardless of your level planning or motivation,

NaNo is a great excuse to get words on the page without distractions, such as self-editing and letting your inner-critic get the best of you.

But why limit it to novels? Inspired by this, last week, I wrote a guest post on things you can write – other than a novel – during November’s National Novel Writing month.


If you are taking the plunge – btw, it’s not too late to sign up – here are some tips from the group for surviving NaNoWriMo. Note, one of the members is using it for creative work, and not a novel.

Watch the video:

Don’t forget to post your November 2017 Goals.

Need motivation to plan or complete your NaNo or non-NaNo-related goals? Watch for my spontaneous videos on the Write On Facebook page.

The next LA meeting is on December 6 at C&M Coffee and Milk. RSVP on Facebook.

In the meantime, join the Facebook group for Write On Online, which is designed to facilitate conversations, as well as encourage community and connection among members. There are daily threads where people can chime in, share their thoughts and links, and so on. Feel free to invite other writers, creatives, and entrepreneurs to join.

What are your thoughts on NaNoWriMo? Please post your tips in the comments. #WriteOn



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