Follow the evolution of the Writer Knapsack (and even participate and help make decisions) as I create the face and materials of a new and different take on helping writers in this crazy world of publishing. Join me from the beginning and watch the website change as I work on sketches to a final logo, offer tips and tales toward final production, and develop an array of materials for those living the writing life...all to fill the pockets of your own writer knapsack.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Ugh, how much time has gone by?

So much for trying to set up schedules if you forget to check it to do what needs to be done...like blogging regularly.

Lots going on family-wise, day-job wise, editing-wise and all around.  Come May, however, once some obligations have been fulfilled, I am planning to put a lot more effort into my writing series because life is really too short not to be doing what you are passionate about--at least not working toward it, right?

So for now,  Happy April.  I will see what I can do to get myself together enough to be a bit more attentive where the blog is concerned.....unless of course I do a whole rebranding thing again which is a possibility 😊

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

InCoWriMo 2017



I'm going to join in the International Correspondence Writing Month challenge this year, which begins on February 1st.   I heard about it at bohoberry.com (where I gained inspiration for trying my hand at a bullet journal this year...but that's actually fodder for another blog post soon!) Kara gives a wonderful description of the InCoWriMo February challenge on her blog--more specifically HERE--and I strongly urge anyone who loves the written word or just loves to connect to family, friends...and even new friends...to pop over and read all about it.

Basically, each day of the month, you hand write a letter, note, postcard etc. to mail or deliver every day--for a total of 28.  It can be to anyone as long as it is handwritten. A few love notes to your significant other, a thank you card to your grandmother, a letter to a friend you haven't spoken to in a while, a fun note and maybe add a colouring page for a niece, nephew, or other little one you know.  What about a soldier overseas or an elderly person in a nursing home?  You can even write to the same person more than once or every day if you want.  And if you still need ideas, there are a few more suggestions with addresses on Kara's blog or at the main site: http://incowrimo.org/.

I used to hand write letters all the time, but like most, technology weened me away from the practice.  Not only that, but a young girl I knew, her school didn't even teach them handwriting--printing, yes, but not curvature.  By the time she was sixteen, she didn't actually know how to sign her learner's permit for her driver's licence--hard to figure out your own unique signature when you don't know the basics of handwriting. I'm thankful that's not the practice at my children's school.

Now, just to mention, if you need the more up to date technology, you can use the hashtags #InCoWriMo and #InCoWriMo2017 to connect with others celebrating the handwritten word this month.

Anyone else planning to participate?