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Getting Started

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No New Posts Help Desk

Where you can come to find the rules, questions, suggestions and other official-like things of the site.

Sub-boards: FAQ, Suggestions

10 15 Suggested forum
by sushi101
Oct 24, 2011 20:00:45 GMT -5
No New Posts News Desk

Where we keep the old and current newsletters. There is also a place in here for you to recommend things to be put in the next newsletter.

Moderators: Elizabeth Sabourin, allmylove, rhiannon

Sub-board: Archives

5 17 newsletter suggestions
by wingch
Jan 2, 2011 19:55:05 GMT -5
No New Posts Announcements

Where the staff post special and important announcements.

Sub-board: Winners!

4 33 Activity Check - Sept 2010
by Zora Malfoy
Sept 15, 2010 21:41:11 GMT -5
No New Posts Advertising

Come in here to affiliate with our site, or advertise your own.

Guest Friendly

Sub-boards: Member Sites, First Timers, Link Backs

4 8 Itunes
by woser
May 29, 2013 17:11:29 GMT -5

The Hello Files

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No New Posts Profiles

Fill one out so people can get to know everything about you and your novels.

Sub-boards: Teen Profiles, Twenties Profiles, Thirties Profiles, Forties Profiles, Fifties+ Profiles

36 94 Well, if anyone's still around to care...
by stephensdemise
Dec 31, 2011 8:17:45 GMT -5
No New Posts Writing Logs

We don't have any nifty graphs or charts, but at least you can still keep track of your daily word counts in here.

Moderator: Elizabeth Sabourin

Sub-boards: January, March, May, July, September

15 25 ChileNinja's WriMo
by Elldype
Feb 22, 2019 11:33:45 GMT -5
No New Posts Lounges

Public lounges where everyone can go to chat, based on common goals, interests or ages.

Sub-boards: Newbies!, Age Group: Teens, Age Group: 20s, Age Group: 30s & 40s, Age Group: 50+, Military Lounge, Fans & Critics Lounge, Off Topic Lounge

3 4 Success of Groupon script websites
by isaias
Nov 3, 2011 4:41:18 GMT -5
No New Posts Groups

A comfy place for writerly groups doing 6Mo, 6No en masse. Groups are brought together by a connection of interests from across regional boundaries. So this is the place to create your board for your online group, your food preferences, or any other loose-knit group taking part in the writing escapade together.

Sub-boards: Nerdfighters Unite!, Crocheters' Group

3 7 dftba!
by chileninja
Sept 10, 2010 11:38:27 GMT -5
No New Posts Wrimo Artisans

Make or find a NaNo word count calendar, get signature banner creation help, share your fabulous art, and discuss the fine nuances of cover art generation!

Sub-boards: Galleries, Film Makers, Completed Requests

1 5 Book & Banner Shop
by marielaurent222334
Sept 14, 2010 17:54:49 GMT -5
No New Posts Games & Diversions

If there's one thing more fun than working on your novel in, it's not working on your novel when you know you should be. Come here for a relaxing mental vacation full of bumping, egregiously erroneous information, movie-title tag, word-association, and much, much more.

7 33 Crossover Academy Roleplay
by sushi101
Oct 26, 2011 5:39:51 GMT -5
No New Posts Marketing & Selling Stuff

Our own little swap meet where NaNoWriMo participants get a stall to spread the word about their just-released book, sell off their old Alphasmart, or sing the praises of their writing blog.

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Regional Lounges

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No New Posts Africa

African lounges.

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No New Posts Asia

Asian lounges.

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No New Posts Australia

Australian lounges.

Moderator: allmylove

Sub-board: Australia :: Adelaide

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No New Posts Canada

Canadian lounges.

Moderator: Elizabeth Sabourin

Sub-board: Ontario :: Elsewhere

0 0 No posts have been made on this board.
No New Posts Europe

Europian lounges.

1 7 UK Wrimos
by hannah337
Dec 21, 2009 2:39:17 GMT -5
No New Posts Israel

Israeli lounge.

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No New Posts USA

American lounges.

Sub-boards: Montana :: Elsewhere, Nebraska :: Elsewhere

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No New Posts Elsewhere

All the places that don't belong in the above categories.

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Genre Houses

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No New Posts Adventure

Forbidding locales, extreme danger, quests, battles, smugglers, cowboys & pirates and of course ... ninjas. These are stories of challenges.

Moderator: cryndyl

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No New Posts Chick-Lit

Telling tall tales with the Chick Literati.

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No New Posts Erotic Fiction

Provocative subjects and sensual tales where writers grapple with leaving less to the reader's imagination.

Moderator: allmylove

1 1 who's made an erotic scene in their novels
by marielaurent222334
Sept 20, 2010 15:11:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Fantasy

Other worlds or even places not unlike our own: planes of existence where magic is commonplace and fantastical creatures abound.

Moderators: Elizabeth Sabourin, ChoKiba

2 7 Dare Thread: Fantasy Edition
by ChoKiba
Jan 4, 2010 1:35:52 GMT -5
No New Posts Historical Fiction

Grappling with the realities of 17th century kitchen technology? Need help making realistic dialogue for your pre-Columbian youth? Settle in for chats with your fellow novelists who are doing the time warp.

Moderators: ChoKiba, cryndyl

1 14 Time?
by marielaurent222334
Sept 14, 2010 13:24:54 GMT -5
No New Posts Horror & Thriller

Graphic tales that leave you on the edge of your seat, hands trembling as you dare to write the next sentence.

Moderators: dragonyoga, Elizabeth Sabourin

2 4 Dare Thread: Horror Edition
by Elizabeth Sabourin
Dec 29, 2009 21:07:37 GMT -5
No New Posts Literary Fiction

Sure, grappling with complex personal and societal issues isn't the most marketable move. And no, we don't always have the tightest plots. But we sure know how to throw a party.

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No New Posts Mainstream Fiction

Story-driven, able to be gobbled up in a single transcontinental plane ride. May contain elements of some or all other genres.

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No New Posts Mystery & Suspense

Where mystery writers gather to find out who done it.

Moderator: Elizabeth Sabourin

3 5 Adopt a Myserty Plot
by stephensdemise
Dec 2, 2011 14:36:33 GMT -5
No New Posts Religious, Spiritual & New Age

A light-filled place to ponder the meaning of it all.

Moderator: ChoKiba

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No New Posts Romance

The young novelist thought she had everything she wanted...until this handsome forum walked into her life and changed everything forever.

Moderator: cryndyl

1 3 Romance for the adventurous
by cryndyl
Dec 31, 2009 3:10:34 GMT -5
No New Posts Satire, Humor & Parody

Laugh the months away.

0 0 No posts have been made on this board.
No New Posts Science Fiction

Interplanetary travel, other planets and extreme technology. Pop by the cafe for coffees of the galaxy.

Moderators: dragonyoga, cryndyl

1 8 Spacy Fun!
by mokano7
Jan 5, 2014 21:36:59 GMT -5
No New Posts Supernatural & Paranormal

For all the ghosts and monsters that creep us out, but don't have the same gore and scare rating that horror does.

Moderators: dragonyoga, Elizabeth Sabourin

2 7 Vampirism
by dragonyoga
Jan 1, 2010 22:06:15 GMT -5
No New Posts Young Adult & Youth

A clubhouse for those writing novels geared for young ones.

Moderator: allmylove

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No New Posts Other Genres

For those who answered "none of the above.

Moderators: Elizabeth Sabourin, cryndyl

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No New Posts Rebel House

You're writing a memoir, a script, a nonfiction book about turtles or something else that's not a novel. You're a Rebel, baby! Converse with your fellow outlaws here.

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No New Posts General House

Where things are placed that can fit for [almost] all of the above houses. Even the Rebels and fanfics.

Moderator: Elizabeth Sabourin

6 56 Adopt a Plot
by debbi
Jan 14, 2010 12:02:17 GMT -5

Fan Fiction Houses

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No New Posts Book Fics

You can't wait for latest edition to your favorite series, so you decide to write your own. Everything you need is inside.

Sub-boards: Harry Potter, Twilight Saga

1 6 What's your HP fanfiction about?
by dunnford
Feb 16, 2010 12:36:10 GMT -5
No New Posts Comic Fics

Batman needs a new sidekick. Clark really should dump Lois. This is the place for you comic lovers.

Sub-boards: Batman, Spiderman, Superman

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No New Posts Gaming Fics

Computer games, video games, board games, you've played 'em all. But what happened after you passed the last level?

0 0 No posts have been made on this board.
No New Posts Movies Fics

Writing a fic based off a movie? This is the place for you.

Sub-board: Pirates of the Caribbean

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No New Posts Television Fics

Those darn cliffhanger endings are killing us all. Join those writing the future of your favorite show in here.

Sub-boards: Bones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Castle, Charmed, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, M*A*S*H, The Mentalist, NCIS, Smallville, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, Supernatural, X-Files

2 2 Introductions
by allmylove
Dec 27, 2009 8:43:57 GMT -5

Tips & Strategies

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No New Posts Character & Plot Realism

Researching facts, figures, real world experiences and details. How much Jello does it take to completely fill the White House? How many times are beans refried to make refried beans? What does green sound like? You have a question. Someone out there has an answer.

Moderator: allmylove

0 0 No posts have been made on this board.
No New Posts Plot Doctoring

Is your plot running out of steam? Don't know what to name your main character's third uncle? Are you unsure of how to tie everything together? Unload your thorny plot problems here, and let our team of literary technicians get your book back on the right foot.

1 2 Is my plot any good?
by stephensdemise
Dec 2, 2011 17:08:21 GMT -5
No New Posts Reaching Your Goal

Everything from deep spiritual wisdom to down-and-dirty word-count tricks to help keep that book moving along towards the finish line.

5 18 How are you doing?
by wingch
Nov 1, 2010 19:16:20 GMT -5

Resources & Writing Support

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No New Posts Helpful Sites

A map of the parts of the world where amateur novelists are loved, admired, and given free shrimp dinners.

Moderator: allmylove

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No New Posts Wrimo Soundracks

From polka to punk, music is the most powerful writing stimulant available without a prescription. What CDs do you rely on for writing inspiration? And what are your characters listening to?

1 4 Book Soundtracks
by sushi101
Oct 24, 2011 19:55:25 GMT -5
No New Posts Wrimo Technology

PC? Cell phone? Smoke signals? What technology (or lack thereof) are you going to use to write your novel this year?

5 15 Anyone Handwriting 50K?
by stephensdemise
Dec 2, 2011 14:03:02 GMT -5
No New Posts The Polling Booth

Survey says: post your polls here! There's nothing like a good multiple choice question.

2 9 mascot anyone?
by cryndyl
Jan 6, 2010 23:13:38 GMT -5
No New Posts Writing 101

The nuts, bolts and other mechanical interworkings of writing. Grammar, vagaries of spelling, using other languages in your text, choosing a POV & stylistic concerns.

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Life During WriMos

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No New Posts All Ages Coffee House

An all-ages safe corner to talk about life during NaNoWriMo.

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No New Posts Wrimos Ate My Soul

A clubhouse for novelists in distress.

4 10 You Know You're A Wrimo When....
by stephensdemise
Dec 31, 2011 8:19:58 GMT -5
No New Posts This is Going Better Than I'd Hoped

Unexpected success stories from the frantic novel-writing front.

0 0 No posts have been made on this board.
No New Posts Word Wars & Sprints

Go mano-a-nano with other wrimos for word count & productivity. Step inside for a little help in getting started, keeping going or just some practice at getting the creative juices flowing.

Moderators: Elizabeth Sabourin, cryndyl

1 2 Sprints?
by Elizabeth Sabourin
Sept 10, 2010 21:40:51 GMT -5
No New Posts Shoutouts

Hit 50k? 10k? 1,674? Want to send a shout-out to everyone who's been there too? This is the place to do it!

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Inbetween the WriMos

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No New Posts Critiques, Feedback and Novel Swaps

Self explanatory.

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No New Posts Novel Draft Aftercare

Revising, Rewriting, Editing, Submitting & Publishing.

0 0 No posts have been made on this board.
No New Posts Life Between WriMos

Just a place to pass the time before the next writing month.

8 26 Who's active on this site? Check in here.
by apiecalypse
Dec 10, 2011 2:51:08 GMT -5

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