Nanowrimo challenged me

NaNoWriMo Challenged Me

BY SUSAN CALDER School trained me to begin new projects in September or January, after summer and holiday breaks. I’ve started all of my novels during these months. By the time National Novel Writing Month comes along in November I’m usually into a first, second, or third draft and don’t need NaNoWriMo to cheer me …

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Attending in person writing conventions

Attending an In-Person Writing Convention in Today’s World

In September my friend Pam and I flew to Minneapolis to attend Bouchercon World Mystery Convention’s first on-site event in three years. I sat on a panel and handed out my author cards, but the main purpose of our trip was to present Calgary’s bid to host Bouchercon 2026. Tourism Calgary recruited Pam and me to co-chair the venture.

Return to In-Person Writing Events

The fall book promotion season is almost here. Will events be largely online, as they’ve been for the past two and half years of this pandemic? Or are people eager to return to in-person festivals and conventions? My guess is both.