Writing Rituals: How to Create a Physical and Mental Space that Promotes Writing

Sitting down to write is one of those things that are planned with great intention but can be difficult to execute, especially when you’ve had a busy day and your mind is full of to-dos and can’t-forgets. Here are some ways that you can clear your mind, set yourself up for a solid writing stint, … Continue reading Writing Rituals: How to Create a Physical and Mental Space that Promotes Writing

An Interview with Jason Lee Norman

If you are involved in the #yeg literary scene, you've likely heard Jason's name. He is the driving force behind some of the coolest and most creative writing projects Edmonton has seen: 40 Below, an anthology featuring works about winter in Edmonton; #yegwords coffee sleeves, coffee sleeves featuring flash fiction from Edmonton writers; and most … Continue reading An Interview with Jason Lee Norman

Get-Writing Challenges: NaNoWriMo and More

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and is a nonprofit organization that leads an annual event where writers commit to writing 50,000 words in November.  On the NaNoWriMo website, writers can track their progress and connect with other writers. These features are available once you create a free account. As exciting as this prospect … Continue reading Get-Writing Challenges: NaNoWriMo and More

Is This Funny? October 29th

At present, reading stand-up comedy as text is a practice without a widely accepted framework. Literature about stand-up comedy is largely limited to comedians’ autobiographies, or to obscure and niche areas of alternative, "intellectual," and often British stand-up. A guiding theoretical approach to critically reading stand-up comedy for an American audience can begin to be … Continue reading Is This Funny? October 29th