November Daily

In the past, I’ve always found myself attempting to complete the task that is NaNoWriMo (National Novel-Writing Month), always with very minimal success. What is interesting is that I find out every year, maybe two or three days before the month is over, that a “poetry version” of NaNoWriMo has been in progress while I’ve been struggling with something-like-a-novel… and what’s even more interesting is the fact that all of these little pieces of prose function much more efficiently as poems.

This year, I’ve decided to take on the task of writing at least one poem, per day, throughout the month of November, and making these poems available for others to read and comment on (whether they’re praising, critiquing, etc., exposure is useful to the writing process). I’m also happy to announce that I will not be alone in this endeavor, as I am currently running a blog for writers to produce and share poems on a daily basis throughout the month of November, entitled November Daily. It will primarily be a blog made up of WMU writers, but some of us have also invited our friends—such as my truly wonderful friend, and fantastic writer, Jeff Tatay—to join us, so it should be a great mix of individuals!

If you are interested in participating, please contact me (McKenzie Tozan) at mcklynntozan@gmail.com, or via the Comments section of this particular post.

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About mckenzielynntozan

McKenzie Lynn Tozan lives and writes in Indiana, where she works as a virtual assistant, editor, and freelance writer via her self-started business, MLT Creative. She received her MFA in Poetry from Western Michigan University, where she worked as the Layout and Design Editor for New Issues Poetry and Prose and as an Assistant Poetry Editor for Third Coast. She previously completed her B.S. in Secondary English Education and B.A. in English, with a Concentration in Writing, at Indiana University South Bend, where she worked as the Managing Editor for 42 Miles Press. Her poems have appeared in Rogue Agent, Whale Road Review, the James Franco Review, Emerge Literary Journal, Encore Magazine, Thank You for Swallowing, The Spooklet, Sleet Magazine, and Analecta, among others; and her book reviews and essays have appeared on The Rumpus and Motherly. When not writing, she enjoys art and music, and the simple mathematics of being a wife of one, a mama of two, and a cat-mom of three. For more, visit www.mckenzielynntozan.com. View all posts by mckenzielynntozan

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