Notebook with 2018 Review written on it

2018 Year in Review

Bronwen Author Mentor Match, In Her Own Skin, Monster Novel Structure, Novels, Reading, South Africa, Unchurched Leave a Comment

I’m probably the last to the “Year in Review” party, but I have a good excuse! The mountain behind my house was on fire. Literally. See, where we live is very dry and fireworks are banned in the entire municipality. But, someone decided to celebrate the new year with a flare. It landed on the mountain. And spread. 11,000 hectares …

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 …