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  • Camp NaNoWriMo is here!

    Spring has barely sprung, so it's a little early for summer camp, but it's never to soon to join Camp NanoWriMo. 

    You may be familiar with NanoWriMo (national novel writing month) that takes place online every November. I have been a participant for the last two years. The idea is you write an entire novel-length piece of work over the course of the month of November. It's both grueling and rewarding. 

    Camp NaNoWriMo is like national novel writing lite. There is no minimum word count. You can set your own writing goals. You can also be placed in a virtual "cabin" with 11 other writers working in a similar genre or get a private cabin and invite your best writing friends. 

    With the kids on spring break and a looming move ahead, I decided to keep my goal simple and write a short story or two. A handful of friends from my MFA graduate programl at the University of British Columbia asked me to join their writing critique group in January and I think that Camp NaNoWriMo will help me manage my short ficiton output. 

    Writing is all about daily accoutability, isn't it? 

    See you at camp!!