Dispatches from NaNoWriMo, Vol. 2

Dispatches from NaNoWriMo, Vol. 2

National Novel Writing Month at FriesenPress continues! As NaNoWriMo hits the halfway point, we sat down with our NaNo group to talk about the highs & lows of writing and – more importantly – cheer on and celebrate their progress!

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Dispatches from NaNoWriMo, Vol. 1

Dispatches from NaNoWriMo, Vol. 1

Join us in cheering on our intrepid group of National Novel Writing Month participants as they attempt to write a novel, from scratch, in just 30 days.

We caught up with our diverse group of NaNoWriMo veterans, sophomores, and newbies on November 1st for a Day 1 check-in.

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FriesenPress Runs for the Cure

FriesenPress Runs for the Cure

The CIBC Run for the Cure has quickly become a hotly anticipated fall tradition for us here at FriesenPress. You don't have to be an athlete to participate in this event - you just need a big heart and a pair of willing feet. Click through for photos from this year's run!

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Young Authors Take a Special Tour of FriesenPress

Young Authors Take a Special Tour of FriesenPress

We are always thrilled to give back to the local community that supports us. We partnered with Story Studio to publish an anthology containing the writing of some of Victoria's youngest authors - and held a tour of our offices to make their book launch even more special.

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Together we can help end cancer!

Together we can help end cancer!

We all ran 5 kms, cheering on the first finisher, right through to the last. You don't have to be an athlete to participate in this event, you just need a big heart and a pair of willing feet. This was truly the very best way to start a day, feeling healthy, inspired and grateful for our health and the ability to support this fundraiser. Together we can help end cancer

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Run for the Cure

Run for the Cure

FriesenPress employees laced up their shoes to support the CIBC Run for the Cure. A team of eleven participated in the 5km run/walk around the University of Victoria, helping to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.


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Interview with the FriesenPress editor / author Rhonda Hayter

Interview with the FriesenPress editor / author Rhonda Hayter

I think that one of the reasons that self-publishing is finally earning respect, is because people have come to understand that while writing may be a solitary pursuit, publishing a book is not. It’s very much a collaborative effort…and it should be. It was a number of years before I read a single self-published book that was worth the paper it was written on. That is absolutely not the case now…and it’s unquestionably because writers are working with editors before they publish.

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Inspiring a new generation of writers – Interview with the founder of Story Studio, Paisley Aiken.

Inspiring a new generation of writers – Interview with the founder of Story Studio, Paisley Aiken.

The FriesenPress team is so excited to be volunteering for classroom activities. What do you think of our involvement with Story Studio?

I think this is absolutely wonderful! The folks at FriesenPress came into the classroom and were so natural and positive with the kids. The synergy felt electric. With older kids it is a tremendous opportunity for mentorship as students see these caring and positive people in their community having literacy-oriented careers. It opens their minds to what is possible and makes them feel worthwhile when successful people are open to giving time to help them develop their thoughts and literacy skills.

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