Ellie Di Julio is a nomadic writer currently living in Hamilton, Ontario with her Robert Downey, Jr. lookalike husband and their two cats. Between nerd activities like playing Final Fantasy IX or watching Top Gear, she enthusiastically destroys the kitchen and tries to figure out what it's all about, when you really get down to … Continue reading Jobe Interviews Author Ellie Di Julio
It’s been some time, guys. I apologize for the lack of blog posts. I don’t have a great excuse besides my birthday (it was on Monday)… 🙂 but I thought this would be a good time as ever to talk about an annual writing goal! As I sat in front of my laptop, wondering what … Continue reading An Annual Letter
Howdy, y'all, Jobe here for another bonus weekend post. Since yesterday 11/15 marked the half-way point for Nano participants, I wanted to take a look at word counts. 2011 was my first year participating in Nano, and I won, so it's a good year to use for a comparison to this year, which I also … Continue reading Jobe Looks at Word Counts
This is the calendar that Nano outlines. But I've always been more of a visual person, which is why I was thrilled when a writer friend pointed me to this, made by an awesome dude named Dave Seah. I hope this is as exciting for you as it is for me. Keep Writing, Jobe
Another bonus post! Yay! Whether you're doing Nano or not, you should check out the amazing archive of encouragement that Nano stores on its site. I've compiled some chunks of advice that I pulled from my Nano mailbox, mostly from 2013 pep talks. These aren't "the best" or even my favorites, they're just a random … Continue reading Jobe Shares The Love
A bonus post! Yay! Wherein Jobe reviews some online writing tools. Yippee! Tool: WriteorDie is a favorite of mine, and I've been a fan since I first discovered both it and Nano in 2011. It's now in its second iteration and has been upgraded with extra goodies. Back in 2011 I started out using the old … Continue reading Jobe’s Review of Online Writing Tools
I'm deep into the first week of Nano, but I didn't forget about you guys. Check out these cool places to submit your creative work, and reply with your favorites in the comments! Jobe http://www.arktimes.com/RockCandy/archives/2014/10/02/announcing-the-2014-arkansas-times-fiction-contest https://nowherepublishing.submittable.com/submit/16985 http://herontree.com/how/ http://wordsdance.com/2014/08/literary-sexts-volume-2/ http://www.pooryorickjournal.com/guidelines/ http://theboilerjournal.com/guidelines/ http://toegoodpoetry.com/submissions/general-submissions/ http://www.newpages.com/ http://the-artifice.com/write
Hey! So, I was browsing Facebook and came across this wonderful post from Author's Publish called 7 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Write a Novel, and that's exactly what it does! If you know me, you know I love quotes. And these are wonderful, so I'm including the quotes in my post for a little … Continue reading Inspiration!