Imagine, it’s the first day of the last month of the year. I’ve had this blog for nearly a year and I continue to enjoy the process more and more. I’ve "met" some great people over the last year and read some truly spectacular blogs. I thought I’d spend a couple of minutes providing a teaser of things to come this holiday season:
1) Reviews of both the Donald Maass Weekend Workshop (Writing the Breakout Novel) that I attended in Alburquerque, New Mexico and the one-day workshop given by Julia Cameron of The Artist’s Way fame given in Houston last month;
2) Reviews of books and tools suggested for the writer on your holiday list;
3) Interview with Carolyn Carpan, librarian, author and reviewer. Carpan recently published Rocked by Romance: A Guide to Teen Romance Fiction (Genreflecting Advisory Series) and spoke at this year’s Romance Writers of America national conference in Dallas. In addition, she’s a reviewer/expert for the interesting Genreflecting website and has recently been asked to write a chapter on romance for a textbook to be used in young adult literature courses. With her extensive background as a reader, reviewer, librarian and writer, Carpan’s interview promises to be interesting and diverse.
All this plus the usual commentary on the writing life, craft and process, and the multi-faceted publishing world.
Now, for those who wonder what happened to my Great American novel during last month’s NaNoWriMo contest, click over to my Whirlpool blog to read the novel’s fate. (If for some weird reason you’re using AOL and land on the "Slogging through jello" entry, click on the November Archives to get the full posts–don’t ask, it must be an AOL thing.) And for those of you who are still wondering if blogs, bloggers and blogging are still elements of one big fad, take note: "Blog" Tops U.S. Dictionary’s Words of the Year.
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