Name: Ashley Newell
Hometown: Prince George, BC; Kelowna, BC; and Calgary, AB – basically western Canada
When/where do you write? I write when and where I can. Usually it involves many late nights.
Writing background: I have been telling stories long before I could write them. Once I got the pesky spelling issue out of the way, I became unstoppable. A short story I wrote when I was 13 years old won in the youth category for a writing contest and was published in an anthology, and then I moved on to larger works. I’ve tried my hand at novels, screenplays, stage plays, and at one point I was convinced that I’d be a song writer… we shan’t speak of that.
Why NaNoWriMo and why now? Peer pressure. Seriously. I was in university, all the cool kids were doing it, and so I took a deep breath and sacrificed many hours of precious sleep. That was back in 2008. I fear I may be addicted now.
Genre (of NaNoWriMo novel): In short: drama. In the …