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Where’s the Moon?

Welcome to the final installment of the “Prompt Party!” During The NCWN Writingest State Online Conference, Saturday, November 14, sponsored by Plottr, we randomly assigned a genre to rooms of randomly assigned attendees. Then, we gave a prompt: A scientist manages to reanimate a 300-year-old werewolf that he finds in the museum archive fault, but […]

Werewolf Rescues Children from Nuclear Jam

During “The Prompt Party” at The NCWN Writingest State Online Conference, Saturday, November 14, sponsored by Plottr, we broke up into four separate rooms and randomly assigned a genre to the randomly assigned attendees. Then, we gave a prompt: A scientist manages to reanimate a 300-year-old werewolf that he finds in the museum archive fault, […]

The Werewolf You Deserve

Yesterday, we shared one of the responses to the prompt given during “The Prompt Party” at The NCWN Writingest State Online Conference, Saturday, November 14, sponsored by Plottr. During the event, participants broke up into four separate rooms and were randomly assigned a genre. Then, they were given a prompt: A scientist manages to reanimate […]

Bad Hair Day

During “The Prompt Party” at The NCWN Writingest State Online Conference, Saturday, November 14, sponsored by Plottr, we broke up into four separate rooms and randomly assigned a genre to the randomly assigned attendees. Then, we gave a prompt: A scientist manages to reanimate a 300-year-old werewolf that he finds in the museum archive fault, […]

Celebrate with Carolina African-American Writers’ Collective

On Thursday, November 12, at 6:00 pm EST, the Carolina African-American Writers’ Collective will celebrate their new anthology, All the Songs We Sing: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Carolina African American Writers Collective (Blair, 2020). Members of the collective, including L. Teresa Church, Angela Belcher Epps, Bridgette A. Lacy, and Lenard D. Moore, will […]

Therese Anne Fowler and Jill McCorkle Are Southern Book Prize Finalists

New York Times bestselling authors Therese Anne Fowler and Jill McCorkle are among the finalists for the 2021 Southern Book Prize. Nominations were submitted by bookstore members of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) and culled from books that have received strong reviews from Southern booksellers. Fowler’s novel, A Good Neighborhood (St. Martin’s Press, 2020), […]

The Freedom to Give NaNoWriMo Everything You Got

….And just like that, we’re a few days into National Novel Writing Month! If you haven’t started yet, don’t worry, you have plenty of time before November 30 to write 50,000 words of a novel. If you need help getting started, click here. Spending too much time on social media during this pandemic-fueled election-cycle Age […]

NCWN Member Wins Second Word-Hoard Treasure Chest Drawing!

Jill Caugherty of Raleigh has won the second drawing for a Network Word-Hoard Treasure Chest, leading up to our Writingest State Online Conference next month. Jill will receive a treasure chest (OK, a USPS mailer) filled with literary goodness: journals and magazines whose back issues the Network has been accumulating all year, in the absence […]

November 1 Kicks Off NaNoWriMo

November 1 marks the beginning of National Novel Writing Month, better known as “NaNoWriMo.” Over thirty days, thousands of writers around the globe commit to writing 50,000 words. A 501(c)(3) non-profit that has become an international phenomenon, NaNoWriMo values “enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline…for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.” In the […]

A Conference for this Modern-Day “Republic of Letters”

By Ed Southern, Executive Director, NCWN We’ve found through long experience that early November is the best time to hold our Fall Conference: after most of the big book festivals, after most fall author tours have wrapped up, but before the holidays gear up and everyone’s hectic, if not downright insane. Early November does present […]