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 [...]
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From our friends at Rose Metal Press:
AUGUST OPEN READING PERIOD
From August 1 through August 31, we will be having an open reading period for full-length hybrid and cross-genre manuscripts. We are interested in short short, flash, and micro-fiction; prose poetry; novels-in-verse or book-length linked narrative poems; flash nonfiction or book-length memoirs-in-shorts; fragmentary works and book-length lyric essays; image and text collaborations and other collaborative work; and other literary works that move beyond traditional genres to find new forms of expression. The best way to see what we mean by hybrid is to take a look at our catalog. We welcome submissions in all styles and on all subjects, and encourage a broad and expansive interpretation of hybridity. Surprise us with your innovation! Manuscripts selected from this reading period will be published by Rose Metal Press in 2019 and beyond.
Manuscripts should be 48 pages or longer…
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I love this scene... Even from that far away, the presence called to him; he knew the girl was in trouble and the decision to induct her was made. It was now the only way he could save her life. He entered the apartment. The stench of blood never failed to raise the coppery taste [...]
Camp NaNoWriMo - I have a Nowata Press cabin set up for anyone who'd like to join. Look for me or the cabin and send a note. I'm Satin Sheet Diva in my NaNo world as well. Listening to the audio of the most recent Desire Map workbook by Danielle LaPorte and what do you [...]
Thought this might put a smile on my fellow writers' faces. Let the April Camp NaNo countdown begin!
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, [...]
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 [...]
I'm a pantser so there won't be any tips or tricks in this post on how to prepare for next month's writing festival. There also won't be any rants about how harried I feel with the start time looming on the horizon and how I have no idea what I'm going to write. You see, [...]
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The view from the summit of Mount Rough Draft doesn't look anything like that picture there, but I thought this came close to capturing the feeling of having made it to the top (word count 50,680; I've got a few more thousand to write to finish the story though). I'm going to sit here for [...]