News items for budding authors

The inside of one of our tents on safari in Botswana. Photo by E. Jurus, all rights reserved.

A couple of news items this week:

July Camp NaNoWriMo is starting soon

One of NaNoWriMo’s (National Novel Writing Month) less formal events. As they describe it, “…you’ll have plenty of fun honing your writing skills  alongside thousands of other participants cheering you on. During Camp NaNoWriMo, you can map out your own writing adventure, novel or not. Whether it’s the classic 50,000 word novel, a screenwriting project, a memoir, or even just a promise to write every day, the goal is completely yours to customize! Whatever you’re working on, Camp NaNoWriMo is for you!” If you”d like to get your feet wet, but the thought of the November 50,000-word marathon is too intimidating at the moment, the July camp might be a good way to start planning your project without jumping all the way in the lake. Maybe even try writing some of it — you only get good by writing repeatedly. Find out more on their website.

Fictionary is participating in the “Write, Publish, Profit Super Stack

Fictionary is Developmental Editing Software for Authors, “for creative writers looking to improve the plot, characters, and settings of their stories”. I haven’t used it myself, as it didn’t work so well with my browser, Firefox, although their Support Desk thought they could iron out the issues (unfortunately my goal was to enter one of their great contests, but my book turned out to be too large and the point became moot). However, they do have some excellent resources on their site, a variety of good webinars, and are now offering their software in a bundle that includes three months of Fictionary StoryTeller, three months of Fictionary Live! and 35+ books, courses, and software for just $49, which from what I’ve read is a great price for everything that’s included. If you’re interested, check out the details on their site, but do so quickly as the deal is only on until June 27th at 11:59pm PST.

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