Drinks with Janna King!

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If you are looking for a fun and relaxing way to network within the book world, then make sure to at the Tonga Hut Tiki Lounge this Friday (11/8).  Join WNBA-LA board members and author Janna King for cocktails, conversation, and networking.

Janna King, author, screenwriter, playwright and director, is a LA local and is ready to meet and greet fans and booklovers over a few drinks.  Make sure to stop by for a not to be missed networking experience.

Visit the facebook event page for more info or stop by the Tonga Hut Tiki Lounge(12808 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, California 91606) Friday at 7pm.

Let’s Get Ready to Write!

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is only days away.  Are you ready?  Here are a few tips to help you prepare to write 50,000 words by the end of the month:

      1.  Write a synopsis. Take a few minutes to jot down the main points of your novel before NaNoWriMo kicks off.  Not quite ready to flesh it out?  That’s okay!  Start by jotting down some plot or character details and maybe they will find their way into your writing.
      2. Make a playlist. Seasoned NaNoWriMo winners suggest making an inspirational playlist that gets your writing juices flowing.  Find those jams that make you feel great and get your playlist ready.
      3. Create a writing space. Having a designated space to write can make it easier and more comfortable for daily writing.  You don’t need a lot of space, just a cozy corner or a spot at the dining room table.  Find a place where you can set up to get those daily words on paper.
      4.  Schedule time to write. One of the hardest parts of NaNoWriMo is finding time to write your daily word average.  If you miss several days, it can feel intimidating to get back on track.  Schedule time each day to sit down and write and stick to it.  The words will add up before you know it!
      5. Find your support network.  Writing 50,000 words in a month takes time and dedication.  Find a support network to keep you moving towards your goal.  There are several options for creating a supportive writing community.  NaNoWriMo offers weekly write-ins for regional groups all over the US.  Another great option for WNBA-LA members is Incite to Write, a new facebook  group to help keep you motivated and writing and take your writing all the way  Not a member, don’t miss out on all the fun.  Join Today!


If you are not yet familiar with the term “NaNoWriMo”, we’re going to change that!  NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) happens once a year in November and is organized by a non-profit writing support group of the same name.  The challenge is to get your creative writing juices flowing by getting in the habit of writing daily.  By the end of November, the goal is to have written at least 50,000 words which equates to a novel.

During NaNoWriMo, the focus is not on the quality of the writing but getting the words on paper.  So, don’t worry if you feel overwhelmed with editing and sentence structure in your writing, but instead write your story little by little each day of the month.


NaNoWriMo offers a supportive community and regional meetups called “write-ins” to help encourage participants along the way.  Can’t make it to a local group or prefer online support?  Don’t worry, WNBA-LA has got you covered.  Join our WNBA-LA Member’s Only facebook group “WNBA-LA Incite to Write”  for motivation, support and like-minded writers.

Also, learn more about the amazing support offered by the Women’s National Book Association-LA Chapter after NaNoWriMo to learn how to take your writing from rough draft to final product with the Incite to Write series kicking off in December.

Not a member of the WNBA-LA chapter?  Join now and get ready for NaNoWriMo, because November is just around the corner!

It’s Tea Time! At Chado Tea Room: Hollywood

Join WNBA-LA at Chado Team Room: Hollywood for our November meeting! We invite authors to provide more detailed insight and thought-provoking aspects of their books. Join us for our semi-annual Literary Team meeting!

Date: November 16, 2019
Time: 2:00-5:00PM
Price: $30 members $35 non-members
Location: 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Suite #209, Hollywood, CA 90028

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