What is it about NaNoWriMo that keeps me coming back, year after year?
If we acknowledge that “magic is the art of changing consciousness at will”, something I hold very dear, then it stands to reason that the act of shaping a world out of symbols on a page is a magical act. Art is magic, and magic is art, and this month, I’m recommitting myself to both.
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Where do you go to find creative inspiration? One of my favorite places to look for magic is Stratford, Ontario. I just got home from a short trip there, and I think I've figured out what pulls me to the place; it's a living home for the Muses!
Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child. Since then, her words
have appeared in a variety of magazines and journals, including Sagewoman,
PanGaia, and The Storyteller (where she won the people’s choice 3rd place award
for her poem, “Luna”).
A Michigander by birth, she now lives and writes in the beautiful state of
North Carolina. When she isn’t writing, she teaches writing composition and yoga. Once upon a time, she was a middle school
teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time. Visit www.jenmcconnel.com to learn more
- Clarion University of PennsylvaniaLibrary Science, 2008 - 2010
- Western Michigan UniversityEnglish, 2002 - 2007