My friend Anisa hinted, prodded, poked, goaded and shamed me into entering the 3 Day Novel Contest back on Labour Day weekend. It was her second time and I surmise she wanted to share the experience. You know, pay it forward and all that jazz. (more…)
What keeps you from writing the story that’s been tumbling in your head forever? What keeps you from posting your work? What keeps you from pressing that dreaded submit button on a contest or a submissions call?
Call it nervousness, apprehension or straight-up fear. Name it, claim it, and then conquer it.
“So I think I’m going to write a book!”
It’s a fairly common scene: You’ve met with your friends for coffee and during the round table of fabulous new things everyone has going on in their lives, a ‘friend’ has decided to write a book. Amazing, right? What an ambitious goal in life! Maybe you catch yourself wondering if this is going to be like one of the last five times this idea has come up; where you’re going to sit quietly (more…)