November is National Novel Writing Month! Just like last year, The Wandering Jellyfish is hosting write-ins all month long! What is a write-in, you ask? A write-in is a way for writers to gather and support each other while working on their novels. As writers ourselves, we know how lonely it can sometimes be to take on something as monumental as writing a book (not to mention writing a novel in a month!). We find this type of community support invaluable to the process.
Write-ins this year are open to adults and teens ages 12 and up!
One ticket type grants entry for one person to the write-in. We'll have warm drinks--coffee, tea, hot chocolate, etc. Feel free to bring a snack to share (please nothing sticky or ultra messy).
The resident author for this write-in is Kellye Crocker! Resident authors provide inspiration, pep talks, writing sprints, or other tools to help keep you motivated to reach your word count goal.
About the Author:
A surprise move to Colorado and her own anxiety disorder inspired Kellye Crocker’s debut novel, Dad’s Girlfriend and Other Anxieties, which is publishing Oct. 18. Kellye is a longtime journalist who holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She teaches creative writing to young people through a large literary nonprofit in Denver, including classes to help middle schoolers write their NaNo novels. She’s proud to be both a NaNoWriMo winner and a NaNo Rebel. Connect with Kellye through her website at www.kellyecrocker.com or on twitter @kelcrocker.
About the book:
Anxiety has always made Ava avoid the slightest risk, but plunging headfirst into danger might be just what she needs.
Dad hasn't even been dating his new girlfriend that long, so Ava is sure that nothing has to change in her life. That is, until the day after sixth grade ends when Dad whisks her away on vacation to meet The Girlfriend and her daughter in terrifying Colorado, where even the squirrels can kill you! Managing her anxiety, avoiding altitude sickness, and surviving the mountains might take all of Ava’s strength, but at least this trip will only last two weeks. Right?