What we're about

Note: Due to the pandemic, we have shifted to online meetings until further notice! Check the individual meetings to find the information.

This group began as a resource for the Portland region of participants of:

National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo.org)

National Novel Editing Month (nanoedmo.net)

ScriptFrenzy (scriptfrenzy.org)

WriYe (Formerly National Novel Writing Year) ( http://www.wriye.co.nr )

November is National Novel Writing Month, when a bunch of crazy people attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, but more about that at http://nanowrimo.org .*

The purpose of the site is to encourage people to write. Most of us need a little motivation to write. Saying you will be at a certain place at a certain time - it helps us show up and do the work. We offer regularly scheduled write-ins around Portland and environs year-round and a monthly pep-talk email/post.

Read through the posted meetups on our calendar and find one that fits what you want to do - then commit to going and working. You are encouraged to post any meetups you'd like to facilitate for writers here. If you are writing somewhere, post it so others can join in. If you want to do word wars, let us know. Virtual chat and writes? Critiques? Reading group? Please post it on our calendar so we can connect with each other.

Money raised through Portland NaNo will support 1) hosting of Portland NaNo at meetup.com, and 2) event expenses for Portland region events surrounding and during NaNoWriMo. (A note on dues - The site does cost $180 annually to maintain, so annual dues are $5, WePay is set up through meetup. If you can't do dues, message the host.)

Get out there and WRITE!

*Please note: This is not an official NaNoWriMo site, and the content has not been reviewed by National Novel Writing Month. For more information on National Novel Writing Month, visit www.nanowrimo.org. (http://nanowrimo.org)

Upcoming events (4+)

Monti's write-in (now virtual)

Monti's Cafe

Still having virtual check-ins before and after a 2 hour writing stint, but may also be at Monti's physically. Drop on by, as it is a great place to write.

Zoom check-in at 1PM before starting your writing is great for setting goals for the day.

Zoom check-in at 3:30PM allows you to share your victory or disappointment.

We also often bounce ideas around, ask questions, or discuss writing or life in general.

Join Zoom Meeting at 1PM:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78453345633?pwd=NEhzbld4VmtsblppM0hXakRkZ1dYZz09
Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: NaNoWriMo

WRITE FOR 2 HOURS

Join Zoom Meeting at 3:30PM:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77989271776?pwd=dGE3cGVtQmNNTC9SQ0FkYlA0YU0vUT09
Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: NaNoWriMo

Hope to see you there!

Monti's write-in (now virtual)

Monti's Cafe

Still having virtual check-ins before and after a 2 hour writing stint, but may also be at Monti's physically. Drop on by, as it is a great place to write.

Zoom check-in at 1PM before starting your writing is great for setting goals for the day.

Zoom check-in at 3:30PM allows you to share your victory or disappointment.

We also often bounce ideas around, ask questions, or discuss writing or life in general.

Join Zoom Meeting at 1PM:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78453345633?pwd=NEhzbld4VmtsblppM0hXakRkZ1dYZz09
Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: NaNoWriMo

WRITE FOR 2 HOURS

Join Zoom Meeting at 3:30PM:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77989271776?pwd=dGE3cGVtQmNNTC9SQ0FkYlA0YU0vUT09
Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: NaNoWriMo

Hope to see you there!

Monti's write-in (now virtual)

Monti's Cafe

Still having virtual check-ins before and after a 2 hour writing stint, but may also be at Monti's physically. Drop on by, as it is a great place to write.

Zoom check-in at 1PM before starting your writing is great for setting goals for the day.

Zoom check-in at 3:30PM allows you to share your victory or disappointment.

We also often bounce ideas around, ask questions, or discuss writing or life in general.

Join Zoom Meeting at 1PM:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78453345633?pwd=NEhzbld4VmtsblppM0hXakRkZ1dYZz09
Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: NaNoWriMo

WRITE FOR 2 HOURS

Join Zoom Meeting at 3:30PM:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77989271776?pwd=dGE3cGVtQmNNTC9SQ0FkYlA0YU0vUT09
Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: NaNoWriMo

Hope to see you there!

Monti's write-in (now virtual)

Monti's Cafe

Still having virtual check-ins before and after a 2 hour writing stint, but may also be at Monti's physically. Drop on by, as it is a great place to write.

Zoom check-in at 1PM before starting your writing is great for setting goals for the day.

Zoom check-in at 3:30PM allows you to share your victory or disappointment.

We also often bounce ideas around, ask questions, or discuss writing or life in general.

Join Zoom Meeting at 1PM:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78453345633?pwd=NEhzbld4VmtsblppM0hXakRkZ1dYZz09
Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: NaNoWriMo

WRITE FOR 2 HOURS

Join Zoom Meeting at 3:30PM:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77989271776?pwd=dGE3cGVtQmNNTC9SQ0FkYlA0YU0vUT09
Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: NaNoWriMo

Hope to see you there!

Past events (902)

Monti's write-in (now virtual)

Monti's Cafe

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