Dear Friends,
 
New Season, Writing Opportunities for Vashonites, New Show & Guest Author Annette Jahnel & more…
 

Fall has arrived…and we are all able to turn toward projects and goals otherwise lost in the buzz of summer. I would like to thank those of you who continue to ask, “How is your novel?” The summer answer has been, “Temporarily on the back burner, as I’m devoting myself to Teens In The Fields.” Mothering always comes first. However, as TITF is closing down for the cool & cold seasons, my novel – The Ghost Lords – is once again at the forefront of my life! 

 
Crispy, cool October is the month to warm up your writing engines. In fact, HUGO HOUSE is offering a 30/30 Challenge (30 minutes of writing a day for 30 days in a row). To support 30/30 Challengers & other island writers, I am offering daily 3-hour drop in writing sessions at the HUB070 (a co-working space located between The Little House and Chase Bank). This is one of the support structures offered to writers by Vashon Writer’s Office. 
 
Interested? Looking for inspiration, support, quiet, and freedom from the distractions of homelife? Check my Drop In calendar here: Inspiring Social Change Through Fiction and come join us! You’ll be amazed how much you can get done w/ no distractions!
 
Rainy, chilly November brings us NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) – an annual event bringing writers from around the globe together, as each endeavors to write a 50,000 word novel in a single month! 
NaNoWriMo helped me finish my first draft in 2012…
NaNoWriMo gave me the impetuous I needed to complete my second draft in 2013…
and this November, I will complete my third draft and hand it off to my publishing consultant for a thorough review! 
 
To support both myself and my fellow island WriMos, I will again offer a month’s worth of daily Drop In sessions @ HUB070! Here is my calendar…
 
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Inspiring Social Change Through Fiction

A source for support for writers who want to blend a GREAT story with a meaningful message for their readers and the world we all share.
Also, 2014 has been a wonderful year for my Voice of Vashon radio show, Prose, Poetry & Purpose! I have been blessed to meet and interview incredible authors, both from afar (Greece, Canada, the East Coast) and near (Seattle, Vashon, Oregon). My current author, a German immigrant to South Africa, fits neither category as she is truly living the life of a global traveler…you can hear her story of turning a regular life into an incredible life here: Prose, Poetry and Purpose – Voice Of Vashon 

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Prose, Poetry and Purpose – Voice Of Vashon

A show about finding inspiration everywhere. March’s interview with Annette Jahnel begins on October 5th, discussing her around the world adventures & revelations along the way…
 
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And finally, if you write, please drop by HUB070, and let me show you the value and benefits of dedicating time and a “special space” to your current project. 
 
Why do we write? Because our thoughts matter. 
~ March
Don’t miss my previous authors! Archived here: www.voiceofvashon.org/prose-poetry-and-purpose