nanowrimoNaNoWriMo is a shortening of National Novel Writing Month, and is a challenge to all writers to write 50,000 words in the month of November. This is a great way to get a huge jump start on that next project.

Here at Pikes Peak Writers, we realize that not all writers are created equal. Some may be in the middle of a project and just want to finish the novel off during NaNoWriMo. Others may be on a fresh start of that new epic fantasy that will run over 100,000 words, so 50,000 is just the “half way” point for them. We’ve taken NaNoWriMo and shifted it just a bit. We call this NaNoTryMo. In other words, November is the month to try and accomplish your own personal goals. If you have a “mere” 20,000 words before typing “The End,” then set that as your goal. If you’re starting off on something considerably longer and think you can do it, then maybe a goal of 70,000 or even 80,000 words might be your target.

Whatever your aspirations and goals are, we’ve organized a plethora of write-ins. We’ve spread these write-ins around town, around the clock, and around the month in hopes that as many of you as possible can make several of them.

The local branch of NaNoWriMo is holding a multitude of official write-ins throughout the month, as well, including a pre-November kick-off event. For more information, you can go to the local calendar of events here. You’ll find several of our events on the calendar, as well!

Good luck on hitting your goals, and may your fingers never miss the keyboard!

NaNoTRYmoContract in PDF format.

NaNoTryMo – PPW NaNo Write-Ins

November means National Novel Writing Month is upon us! To help you reach your goals, whether that’s 50,000 words or your own personal word count goal, we’re hosting several write-ins per week. Join us at all or one, it’s up to you. Either way, we’ll be there! Look for our official hostess, Jade Goodnough.

Write-In Dates and Locations

Friday, October 31: Opening Act Meetup and Goal Setting! 10 PM to whenever we wrap up–writing to begin at midnight!, IHOP

Monday, November 3, 6-9 PM, Pikes Perk

Wednesday, November 5, 11 AM-2 PM, Cucuru Gallery Cafe

Saturday, November 8, 9 AM-12 PM, Library 21c, Room B6

Monday, November 10, 6-9 PM, Pikes Perk

Wednesday, November 12, 11 AM-2 PM, Cucuru Gallery Cafe

Monday, November 17, 6-9 PM, Hump Day Celebration & Goal Check-in, Pikes Perk

Wednesday, November 19, 11 AM-2 PM, Cucuru Gallery Cafe

Saturday, November 22, 9 AM-12 PM, Library 21c, Room B6

Wednesday, November 26, 11 AM-2 PM, Cucuru Gallery Cafe

Friday, November 28, 12-4 PM, Black Friday Write-In, Library 21c, Room B6

Sunday, November 30, 9 PM-1 AM, Closing out NaNo, Goal Progress & Celebration! IHOP

Event Addresses

IHOP (International House of Pancakes), 8065 N. Academy Blvd.

Pikes Perk, 5965 N. Academy Blvd.

Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave.

PPLD Library 21c, Room B6, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

Library 21C Write-Ins

For the times when you feel the urge, the drive, the desire, the burn to write, and we’re not having an official PPW write-in, please drop by Library 21C and check out the “fish bowl” where there will be writing space, coffee, and chocolate available from 5PM until 9PM, Monday through Thursday. If you have any questions about these Library 21C write ins, please contact

PPW Calendar

Weather Cancellation Policy
In the event of bad weather, we will follow the PPLD’s closure policy. Please check the PPLD web site for closure information.

Age Policy
PPW events are open to all writers, and attendees do not need to be members of PPW. Note that attendees under the age of 18 must have written parental permission to attend. Please contact the PPW Administator for details.

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