NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) commences tomorrow. If you think of yourself as a ‘serious’ writer ( publish me, please!) then the whole NaNoWriMo thing could be a good start to tap into. There is lots of inspiration, support (online) and tricks of the trade. Did you know that these books, available at your local library, started as a NaNoWriMo project?: FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell; THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH by Carrie Ryan; THE COMPOUND by Stephanie Bodeen. You can download/print/memorize the National Novel Writing Month’s Young Novelist Workbook at https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/home or just read and think about it. I kinda wish there was a short story NaNoWriMo…NaSSWriMo, a story a day. If you write I guess the main ingredient is to just keep writing. Sometimes writers like to keep their writing secret. Only you can know when you want the world to read the story you’ve created. Recently reading ‘The Scion of the Fox’ by S.M. Beiko, the author sets about creating a particular mood, a world, that furnishes the characters of the story with what they have to work with in their lives. That is one of the beauties of writing. You can create worlds. ‘Ice Breaker’ by Lian Tanner is another book I have read where the author created a world like no other. And so it goes. Good Writing to you Poet, Novelist, Rapper, Songwriter, Short Story-ist, Journalist, Essayist!