My ticket– er, appearance on the program– to the CCCCs in 2005 is participation on the Creative Writing Special Interest Group (SIG) where I’m going to talk about blogging as a tool for creative writing. This isn’t as odd as it might seem because, before I became a “comp rhet guy,” I was a “fiction writer guy.” I have an MFA in creative writing, I’ve published a few stories in very little magazines and such, and I still write some “creative” things once in a while.
Anyway, I decided to do a little light Google research this morning, and one of the sites I came across was The National Novel Writing Month web site. What is “National Novel Writing Month,” you ask?
National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.
Why November is considered a good month for NNWM is beyond me.
Anyway, Blogger has already published articles about blogging and novel writing here and here, and a simple search of “creative writing blog” yielded plenty of results. I’ll have something to talk about in March, probably….