Category Archives: The Craft of Writing

The Right Tool for the Job: Logline


by Chris Mandeville I’d like to share a tool that will help you talk about your book: the logline. A logline is a one-line synopsis that typically answers the question: “What is your story about?” The obvious use for the logline is the “elevator pitch” where you have one minute to “sell” the agent- or editor-of-your-dreams on your book idea.

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Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 034 – Grant Faulkner from NaNoWriMo


The ultimate writing challenge: 50,000 words. 30 days. Making creativity a #1 priority. It’s NaNoWriMo! In this episode of the KWL Podcast, US Manager Christine Munroe interviews Grant Faulkner, the Executive Director of NaNoWriMo. Christine and Grant discuss: The origins of NaNoWriMo, which began in 1999 with 21 writers. It now supports hundreds of thousands of writers across the globe.

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David Usher on How to Infuse Your Life with Creativity


By Jennifer Shenouda You might recognize him as the soulful front man of the Montreal-based alternative-rock band Moist, but David Usher is also a master of reinvention. In his 20 + years in the public eye he’s been somewhat of a shape-shifter, a vocalist, songwriter, activist, author, entrepreneur and most recently keynote speaker on the subject of creativity. In his

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I Have a Big Anniversary Coming Up.

By Kate Hilton On May 7th, it will be exactly two years since I self-published The Hole in the Middle. I remember it vividly. I was excited and proud and absolutely terrified. Self-publishing took every bit of courage that I had, pushed me far beyond the limits of what was comfortable or familiar, and changed my life. Self-publishing was also

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