One would assume a well-known author like our own Margaret Atwood must get asked for advice every time she meets an aspiring writer. What to do when asked for words of wisdom? She posts her recommendations on her website. Thank you Margaret!
You may have written through blood, sweat and tears to finish your novel, memoir, or non-fiction manuscript. But if that part was tough, the next step leaves many first timers shaking in their boots – the dreaded query letter.
The question is, how do you write a great query letter?Learn more about writing that query letter…
I grew up on Schoolhouse Rock. The short clips are just so darn catchy arn’t they?
This is surely the reason I frequently use adverbs and instinctively place them in all my painstakingly written prose.Get your Lolly’s here
How nice would it be to win the Giller Prize?
“The largest annual literary prize in the country, the Scotiabank Giller Prize awards $50,000 to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English and $5,000 to each of the finalists.”
You can bet one Canadian author is dancing on air today. The award for the 2010 Giller Prize goes to…
What do you think? Was it your pick?
Writers live in a world cluttered in new technologies and ideologies.
We need to build our social media to expand our social network. Tweet on Twitter , and travel the world – the World Wide Web, that is. Sometimes the buzzing of information can get your head in a whirl. So wouldn’t it be great if someone just explained it in plain, simple language? Heck, maybe even used drawings, just to help us understand it all?
This website does exactly that. The site uses short simple videos to help you get in the know about Twitter, the World Wide Web, Social Media, Social Networking, Podcasting, Blogging and more.
Whew. Life just got a little easier. Check this out:
Join “National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.”
Join me along with other WCDR members who might be a little crazy, but are undeniably motivated to get writing this month!
Who cares if you get the 50,000 down, the point is you’ll get words down!
Let me know you are participating and have your name entered in a WCDR draw for free stuff to be drawn at the December breakfast meeting!