Never Stop Perfecting Your Craft

Courtesy of the crew at NaNoWriMo:   November is drawing nigh, and we want to help you get ready to do some awesome ink-slinging. We’ve partnered with Wesleyan University to provide a special online “NaNo Prep” course specifically for you! The course kicks off on August 21 with classes designed to help you develop your [...]

22 of 40 – It’s Been a Minute

Another revelatory round of Morning Pages. Check this out. I have come back to my home town every year since I moved away in 2005. I started coming back to do writer's events in 2010.  It has snowed every trip back with the exception of the one time I came back during a summer to [...]

17 of 40 – Light bulb…

Or an "ah ha" moment. Or an epiphany (we've had plenty of each on this blog).  Either way, this morning's Morning Pages coupled with some questions from Terri Cole's Love Revolution series (specifically the Secondary Gain work sheet)...   helped me to identify some key behaviors I need to stop doing. Yes, there was some "why" [...]

Will you make this the year you…

finish that manuscript? The last name and the website address may have changed, but the foundation of how to go about writing your first manuscript has not. Mark your calendars to join me, Dana Ellington at my 7th Annual Writer's Workshop held at the Blair-Caldwell African-American Research Library, 2401 Welton Street, Denver, CO. This year, [...]

Nowata Press (that’s me)

Along with the closeout book sale, I'll be hosting the following: FREE coaching session on how to write and publish a novel in six months or less. You'll not only hear from me, but you'll be able to speak with a client from last year's workshop who successfully published her first novel!  If you know [...]

Dear Me,

(I'm on week five of The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. This is what came from yesterday's Morning Pages.) Epiphany - the sudden clarity of thought that exposes the deeper truth. I have epiphanies as I'm sure you do as well. You may have been wrestling with a problem, a decision that had to be [...]