Today I want to talk to the people who are on the fence about participating in Camp NaNoWriMo because of a less-than-positive experience they might have had during November's NaNoWriMo. I get it. That was my experience. I really disliked my first NaNo experience, and although I was hooked (that’s a whole other story), I … Continue reading Why I Prefer Camp NaNo over NaNoWriMo
We are only a couple weeks away from the first Camp NaNoWriMo event of the year. If you’re like me, the excitement is building with each day. Unfortunately, if you are like me, its likely you haven’t done any prep for the novel you are going to be writing in month. Same. So today we’re … Continue reading Camp NaNo Prep for Procrastinators
I'm happy to announce that submissions for the Summer edition of FellowScript, specifically for the "YA Scribes Write" page are open! (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, check out this post where I explain more about FellowScript and Inscribe.) I am looking for works of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction up to 600 words from Canadian … Continue reading Call for Summer Submissions!
One of my favourite parts of writing is worldbuilding. But, as I’ve discovered through creating my various worlds and working with other storytellers, not all writers create worlds the same way, and knowing a bit about the kind of worldbuilder you are can help make the insane project of worldbuilding (literally building a world from … Continue reading Three Types of Worldbuilders
This is a short companion post to last week’s piece about my failure board. I thought I was going to be published within a couple years of writing my first novel. When that didn’t happen, and when my failure board had begun to grow I knew I needed to reevaluate the way I measured my … Continue reading Understanding Success as a Unpublished Writer