About

Oh Hi!

Welcome to my online home. My name is Carrie Mumford. I’m a writer of stories (some true, some not so true) and a lover of websites, Twitter and the internet in general.

By day I manage an in-house agency at a Canadian tech company. My evenings and weekends are spent writing fiction. I also teach courses about blogging and websites at Alexandra Writers’ Centre. I started this blog in 2011 as a way to share what I was learning about writing and blogging and to meet other writers. Over the years its morphed along with my writing career and intersts; expanding and shrinking depending on where my attentions lie. Now I post about once a month, focusing on everything from what makes a great website to the many phases I’ve gone through while writing my current novel-in-progress.

Speaking of which, right now I’m revising a novel. It’s new adult-ish fiction about a girl trying to uncover the truth about her mother’s tragic death while navigating her way into adulthood.

Blog Posts You Might Like:

Before I turned my focus to writing this novel, I blogged a whole lot. If you’re looking for advice and tips on how to make your website better, these posts might be for you:

WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org: Which One is Right For You?

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your New WordPress.com Blog

10 Lessons Learned in 10 Months Blogging

 

And, here are a few of my most popular posts:

How Much Does Editing Cost?

Top 5 Questions About Editing, Answered by a Former Editor

 

Random Facts About Me:

  • I’ve been practicing yoga for 11+ years, and am a certified yoga teacher (RYS 200)
  • I’ve lived on each coast of Canada, and many places in between.
  • I have a masters in Library & Information Studies but have never worked a day in a library (but I do love a good database/organizational system/process).
  • Some of my favourite things to do are: read, camp, run, practice yoga, and eat desserts of all kinds.
  • I’m known among family & friends for bad dance moves, early bedtimes, and my love of (and uncanny ability to find) animals of all kinds. Except snakes, which are tehcnically reptiles. Snakes: I am sure you are nice but you’re just not for me.

Official Sounding Writing Bio:

Carrie Mumford is a fiction writer living in Calgary, Alberta. Her short fiction has appeared in Full of Crow Fiction, the Bella Online Literary Review, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, the WCDR’s Whispered Words anthology and other fine journals. Her vignette, “The Blemish Collector”, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2012. In 2013, her short story “Ashes to Ashes” was short-listed for the Room Magazine contest. She is currently writing a novel about a young woman’s quest to uncover the truth about her mother’s tragic death while navigating her way into adulthood.

Contact:

If you want to get in touch, send me an email, follow me on Twitter (@CarrieMumford), or connect with me on LinkedIn.