Camp NaNoWriMo Update – Day 5

Camp NaNoWriMo is in full swing and so far it’s going well. Because I won’t be able to do much work on my Camp stuff this weekend, I really tried to get as much done as possible during the weekend and last night. This really worked in my favour as I am now on 6300 of my 20 000 word goal.

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Other Writing News

This week I’m posting the second and third stories which will make up part of the Reaper Songs collection on Wattpad. I’m also posting a short personal essay tomorrow, which is something new I’m trying out on the blog.

The reason? I joined SkillShare and am focusing on some of their writing tips and lessons, especially on writing personal essays and creative non-fiction. Two, which I have found to be really helpful (I’m still busy with the homework), are Creative Writing: Writing From Memory by Ashley C. Ford and Creative Nonfiction: Write Truth with Style by Susan Orlean.

There are also some other courses I have lined up, including a blogging course from Shaw Academy next month. It seems that I am on a roll this year, but there’s just too many interesting things going on! I’ll be doing a post on online courses next week, where I’ll be sharing some links to all the places I’m either doing courses from or of which I have heard some positive feedback.

But, for now, it’s back to editing and writing for the Camp NaNoWriMo projects!


By Carin Marais

Bibliophile, writer of speculative fiction, non-fiction, and maybe-fiction, language practitioner, doer of stuff.


  1. Sounds like you’re really ramping up the level of Writer-ness neh? Raising the bar too high. Don’t know if I will catch up now haha.

    Happy camping! Check you on the camp site 🙂


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