Writing slumps are a part of the game, and I am trying to train myself not to focus on the growing distance between my performance every day, and the target.
The first 5 days of NaNoWriMo 2023!
The girl standing at the door was completely incongruous with the surroundings of the old-fashioned dish pit, and in an addled Turkish-coffee-and-sleep-deprived moment, Shea forgot that it was rude to stare.
For the first 7 days, I managed to produce 6 rather solid drafts, 3 in English and 3 in French.
For the entirety of April 2022, my personal writing challenge is to write a poem a day, every day. (Why am I always giving myself even more work!?)
At the request of my patrons who suggested we tackle Setting in the Writing Corner, I prepared in-depth notes on world-building, including a section on troubleshooting setting, a vocabulary guide, & 5 writing exercises (including prompts) to practice writing about settings. Available as a PDF, too!
While so much of writing is an often-relentless solo journey, there is no reason to go it alone without any backup!
C.A.S.E invited some alumni and I to join a departmental review today (Friday the 8th of March, 2019) at 10 AM to respond to the Climate Review of the Department of English at Concordia University.
A meditation on the fifth of cups in the Tarot and my own relationship with writing especially in the toxic climate of institutional CanLit.
I was filling out a form the other day when, under the heading "Level of Education Received," I had to catch myself from automatically checking the "high school" checkbox, and select the "undergraduate