Muskoka Novel Marathon and Adult Literacy

You might love reading the long form narrative of novels; you might prefer the brief staccato punch of twitter updates and texting. Wherever your literary loyalty lies, picture the profound impact of a sudden loss of your basic literacy: you can’t navigate the internet, you can’t fill out job applications or government forms or doContinue reading “Muskoka Novel Marathon and Adult Literacy”

It’s Muskoka Novel Marathon Sign-up Day! Stressful? Yes! Worthwhile? Absolutely!

(SPOILER UPDATE: just found out I made the 40 writer cut off!) This will be my 3rd year signing up for the Muskoka Novel Marathon – and the competition to be among the 40 writers is fierce. I am traveling this week, and so when 7:00 pm Muskoka time hits (that’ll be 5:00 in DenverContinue reading “It’s Muskoka Novel Marathon Sign-up Day! Stressful? Yes! Worthwhile? Absolutely!”

Writing Sabbatical – A midpoint check in

Ok, clearly my writing sabbatical – which began in June 2014 and extends to September 2015 – has not involved any blogging. This blog has lain fallow long enough now that I’ve probably forgotten how to even make a post. Still, here it is January 1, 2015, an inspiring and significant year in my littleContinue reading “Writing Sabbatical – A midpoint check in”