Tamara Lush: On Finding the Focus to Write and Report

Tamara LushMeet tamara lush.

As a correspondent in Florida with The Associated Press, she covers everything from alligator attacks to hurricanes to executions to feature stories on cold case homicides.

And as if that wasn’t enough, when she’s not covering the news, she’s writing romance novels. Her debut novel, Hot Shade, was published in September of 2015 and received four stars from RT Book Reviews. Her most recent novel, a five-episode serial called Tell Me a Story,  has “an engaging voice, sexy heroes and heroines and a wry sense of humor,” according to New York Times bestselling author Beth Kery.

Tamara was also recently chosen as one of 24 writers for the Amtrak Residency program and spent two weeks in early 2017 riding around the country on a train with the opportunity to dig into her various writing projects. Read more

What is NaNoWriMo and How to Do It – 2017

What is NaNoWriMo?

As the month of November draws nearer, you may start to hear buzz surrounding NaNoWriMo or NaNo. Officially known as National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo, (or NaNo,) is a month-long event that encourages participants to write a novel (at least 50,000 words) in the month of November. 

NaNoWriMo is a fun and fast-paced approach to creative writing with a mission statement that reads:

National Novel Writing Month believes in the transformational power of creativity. We provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off the page.

For anyone who has ever dreamt or even just considered writing a novel, NaNoWriMo is the perfect way to challenge and motivate yourself, find the resources you need, and tap into a community of writers who can help and support you along the way.  Read more