Ha, ha... yeah, so "play a game, just for the fun of it." What I had in mind was sitting down with my sister and having her teach me how to play Apples to Apples. We ended up talking for several hours - catching up on each other's lives since we don't talk that often. … Continue reading Challenge Day 2 – Bust, But…
What you really, really want. And no, I'm not going to...oh, who am I kidding... Okay, now that I've gotten that out of my system. I'm conducting a little market research. You see, I've got my 10 year anniversary as an indie published author coming up and it dawned on me that while I've enjoyed … Continue reading Tell Me What You Want…
https://www.youtube.com/embed/bbBiQP9R7Vo?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent And just like that, January 2018 moves into the history books. The “new year” smell has pretty much worn off so let’s refresh shall we? Indeed we shall. And we’ll do so with another Monthly Challenge. I purposefully picked this one for February because it ties in to the whole Valentine Day – love … Continue reading Test Flights Outside the Comfort Zone — The Next Chapter
The Next Chapter invited you to start prepping for 2018 earlier this month by attending our live “On Your Mark” workshop. Did you miss it? Well no problem. Click HERE to sign up to receive the information and exercises from On Your Mark. You’re just in time to Get Set for the next workshop in […] … Continue reading Just in case…
Your internet connection might slow down after December 14th. On that day, the FCC will vote on Ajit Pai’s proposal to reverse Title II in the Communication Act. Title II ensures that the government monitors all ISPs, so they cannot throttle your connection or charge you more money. If Ajit Pai’s plan passes, then internet … Continue reading Net Neutrality – a quick info graphic.
Hey. A few days ago I asked you to reflect for a few moments on 2017 so far. Today, I’m announcing that registration is open for the first of two FREE 2018 planning sessions I’m hosting. Aptly titled, On Your Mark – this first workshop will help you articulate your goals. In other words, I’m […] … Continue reading Thought You Might Find This of Interest
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 … Continue reading I’m a Pantser with a Plan
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 / … Continue reading Good grief, it’s almost that time of the year.
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 … Continue reading Never Stop Perfecting Your Craft
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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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