Let the Madness Over Take Us All

NaNoWriMo 2017 Title: The First Immortal Blurb:  Born in the 1800s, now living undercover in the present day Colorado Rockies, Olivia has managed to escape notice with the help of generations of (tribe) Indians. But Agent Craig Hawkins of a little known, barely funded department of the FBI has turned his sights on investigating the legend [...]

I’m a Pantser with a Plan

For the first time ever, as best as I can remember, I have done a rough outline for a novel idea! I even had to research some thing!  As a consumate pantser, this activity has rocked me to the core. It means I'm not only going into NaNo next month with a BRAND NEW idea [...]

Good grief, it’s almost that time of the year.

No, not THAT time of the year, although I did walk through Walmart the other day and the entire garden section was over run with twinkling lights and fake evergreen trees. (face palm). No, we're talking NaNo...check out this post from (me) Nowata Press :-).   https://www.youtube.com/embed/AU9iqUWrsDA?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Unlike Ms. Kara (Boho Berry on YouTube / [...]

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 [...]

Rose Metal Open Reading Period

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internFrom 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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4 of 40 – An April 2017 Camp NaNo Excerpt

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 [...]

Random…

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 [...]

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 [...]