What is NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month, known as NaNoWriMo, is celebrating its 10thÂ anniversary this November.Â The brainchild of Chris Baty, it began in July 1999 with twenty-one participants.Â The writing event was moved to November and the number of participants grew each year.Â I think once word spread andÂ internet technology was used for registrationÂ it… Continue reading NaNoWriMo – What is it? And How is it Pronounced?
Writers and readers alike are always looking for tools that will help them stay organized.Â The variety available is endless.Â Some are for specific things like shared calendars or birthday/anniversary reminders.Â I found out aboutÂ three recently but haven’t put any of them in action.Â Here they are in alphabetical order: IWantSandy.com – You can email… Continue reading Some Nifty Reminder Tools
My eyes hurt, I’m tired and a callous is forming onÂ my mouse wheel finger.Â This is the current cost of The Muse Online Writers Conference this year.Â Great, isn’t it? When I first heard of the conference I thought to myself, “It’s online and it’s free.Â It’s probably not going to be very good.”Â I… Continue reading The Muse Online Writers Conference is Educational!
I’ve taken a breakfrom reading the last few days so I can finish my reviews on Dirt: An American Campaign, Any Given Doomsday, and the Twilight Series for the blog.Â It feels weird not to be carrying a book around with me. I’m also participating in theÂ Muse 2008 Writers Online Conference.Â There’s homework and writing… Continue reading Upcoming Reviews!
Rhonda requested I post a few interesting tidbits about me or my work.Â Since my blog has been more about reviewing lately I thought it would be good to focus on the writing side of me for a bit.Â On the surface it’s an easy enough request to find six things but because I live… Continue reading Six Interesting Things About Me Or My Work
I think nearly every industry has rock stars in it. Rock stars are usually recognizable to non-industry people and are the ones peopleÂ want to be around. Sometimes rock stars are only known to the people that follow that genre or subject matter.Â I think a list of author rock stars would include Stephen King, Neil… Continue reading Literary Rock Stars and The Quills