What do you get from National Novel writing month?

Our new secretary was having trouble understanding what we won if we took part in National Novel Writing month.

“How do you win?” he says

“You win by writing a 50 thousand word novel.” I said.

“How do you get prizes?” he says.

“By registering. If you win you get discounts and cool writing stuff from people like Scrivener. If you don’t you still get discounts,” I said.

“How do they choose a winner?” he says.

I am beginning to see a problem here. Is he thinking its a competition when its actually a huge support group?

“Well you win when you upload your novel to the Nanowrimo site before Dec 1st, they’ll declaire you a winner” I said

“Do they read the novel?” he says

“No,” I said

“So I could just copy out a Sun newpaper into the registration and I’d win,” he says.

“Yes…you could but THE POINT IS you write an orginal amazing novel with a bunch of people who will help you finish,” I said.

“Ah its a support group,” he says.

“Yes but with fun things like cakes and blankets. No loneliness of the long distance writer for us this year. That’s why we have the ‘Come write in sessions AND a night of writing dangerously,” I said.

“What do you do get when you write danerously?” he said.

At this point we will walk away dear reader. Remember our goal is to help you write your first draft of your novel. So pop down to the library every Saturday between 2-3.30pm so we can help you win! (And have loads of support)

Nanowrimo sheildCat Randle is Chair of Big Up Words. She’s had loads of poems published in NZ and the UK and children’s short stories published by Scholastic and Random House. Her novel for Nanowrimo is Martial Arts Mama. 

Glee and Cake fundraiser with open mic at Chapel Arts Studio

Glee & Cake!

Saturday September 12th, 2015 at September fundraiser at Chapel Arts Studio, St Mary’s Cemetary, SP10 1DP from 1pm to 3pm.

MC Dan Hooks will be hosting an afternoon of poetry, music and comedy sketches for all the family. Guests include local poets Bobbie Coelho and Damian O’Vitch; comedy sketches from prize winning young author Isaac Randle,poetry from Ella Simmons and music. Tea and cake included in the ticket price  will be served. We are child friendly and have disabled access at the venue.
Open mic.
Places are limited so we recommend booking early!

You can book via emailing BigUpWords@gmail.com or event brite

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glee-and-cake-tickets-12395442101

 

Dan Hooks posing a few questions

On the third day of Christmas-3 awesome volunteers

Yep, looking through the book pictures I suddenly realised that we need to big up all the amazing help we get. They tend to come in 3’s and we are pleased to see them and the poetry cafe got off the ground because of them. Here are 3 of them, we love you and can’t live without you.

Diane and Elwyn help us fundraise

Diane and Elwyn help us fundraise

Kayleigh helping with tea and tickets at Duncan's Dreams.

Kayleigh helping with tea and tickets at Duncan’s Dreams.