NaNo Prep 2018: What I’ve Learned in 10 Straight Years of Participation

Bronwen In Her Own Skin, On Writing, The Silk That Cuts, Unchurched Leave a Comment

It’s nearly that time again: National Novel Writing Month. Every November I and thousands of other writers challenge ourselves to write 50,000 words in just 30 days. It’s a big goal, and it’s really hard, and it’s a lot of fun. It’s also the way I draft best. I first learned about NaNo in 2004, which I failed miserably at. …

Bridget Jones and Chick Lit

Bronwen Giselle, Media, Reading, The Wider World, Unchurched Leave a Comment

Or rather, an ode to Bridget. BRIDGET JONES helped keep my sanity intact on a very long flight. (Johannesburg to JFK is about 17+ hours.) I had bought it and THE EDGE OF REASON at the airport and I’m so glad I did. Every minute accounting of fat cells lost and gained reflected the tedious hours in the air. I fell in …

Seeking Critique Partners

Bronwen Giselle, On Writing, Reading, The Silk That Cuts, Unchurched 1 Comment

This post is inspired by the #PitchWars mentors, who have said time and again that this contest is about community. Finding friends, CPs, commiserators, etc. And it occurred to me, “Why am I not talking DIRECTLY to the other wannabe mentees? We’re hopping to each other’s blogs, we want to get to know each other!” So, this is me talking …