Tag Archive: CWILL authors and illustrators

Oct 23

Speed dating for Authors!

The Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable hosted an exciting event recently: DARK ALCHEMY: Literary Brews Conjured Across the Curriculum, featuring Kenneth Oppel talking about his new work “This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein…and the Frankenstein Myth”. This engaging, humorous author held his audience in the palm of his hand as he offered some insights …

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Nov 30

I DID IT!!!!!

Well, you can count me in!  I finished the challenge yesterday and submitted my text to the Nano elves who then tabulated my word count.  I knew I was over the required 50,000 words….I racked up 56,000 and a bit!  The winners get a “you did it” cheering video plus a variety of pictures to use on …

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Nov 10


Week 2.  The NaNoWriMo…Nano for short…challenge is moving along quite well.  I’m ahead of the game, having written  more than my needed minimum 1,700 words per day to stay on target for a piece of work that meets the criteria of 50K words by the end of this month.

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Nov 12

Diary of an Exhausted Author….

  November 11, 2009. Remembrance Day marks the conclusion of 10 days of “launching”.  Slept in late, watched the ceremonies on television, and took some instruction from a computer whiz on how to post pictures on my blog.  It isn’t perfect but here they are. I hope you enjoy them. There are more to come….but …

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