Alma Bahman is the digital editor for the Lawrence Journal-World.
- Lawrence writer’s first novel spins into book deal, success
- November 24, 2013
- You wake up to an unfamiliar face sitting at your kitchen table. Its got grayed skin and large yellow eyes. Its bony fingers grip the newspaper and as it sips coffee, waiting for you. It’s the monster that lived in your closet and terrified you as a child.
- Learning through writing: National Novel Writing Month in the classroom
- November 17, 2013
- Every day in Lawrence, 12 novelists gather together. On this day, they’re working hard. The sound of scribbling pens, the shuffle of lined notebook paper and the clickity-clack of keyboards float about the quiet room. Some stare intently while others gaze into the distance, mulling over the next word choice, the next scene, the next conflict in the novel. One catch: These novelists are 11 years old. By Alma Bahman
- Lawrence writers tackle National Novel Writing Month
- November 10, 2013
- National Novel Writing Month (nicknamed NaNoWriMo or NaNo) puts forth a challenge: Write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. That breaks down to about 1,667 words a day. The question here is: Why would anyone do that?
- Novelists, seasoned and novice, write through November
- November 9, 2013
- Some dream of escaping to a quiet cabin in the mountains to craft that novel they’ve always wanted. Others take one month to churn out 50,000 words and win NaNoWriMo.
- Re-enactors live-tweet Quantrill’s raid events
- 06:32 p.m., August 21, 2013 Updated 04:20 p.m.
- One hundred fifty years ago on Aug. 20, Lawrence residents gathered for a concert in the park. As they were greeting neighbors and enjoying music, William Quantrill announced to his followers in Missouri, “We remember! We ride!” and started his journey to Lawrence. Last night, he made that same exclamation … on Twitter. By Meagan Thomas