It’s that time again!

Every July the Muskoka Literacy Council hosts the Muskoka Novel Marathon. This is a benefit that raises funds and awareness for the literacy council. It is also a HUGE benefit to the writers who take part in the marathon. We get locked in for 3 days and write like crazy. At the end of the weekend, those who wish to submit their manuscripts to the marathon contest are encouraged to do so. The manuscripts get sent to industry judges and Best Novel awards are handed out in the fall. This is win, win. The writers get to raise funds to help support the council and the council offers us a friendly active atmosphere in which to do the thing we love to do—create big brave new worlds of fiction!

Visit the Muskoka Novel Marathon website.

I will be heading up for the marathon again this year. I took last year off, as I was preparing for my December writing program in Kenya. But this year, I made sure the dates were free. It’s such an amazing event…such an opportunity, that I really couldn’t imagine missing another year!