For those who are not aware, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, when writers (from all over the globe, despite the name) commit to starting a new novel on November 1st and write 50,000 words of a first draft by November 30. Obviously, the main point is to create a community to encourage and cajole … Continue reading Write Track makes it NaNoWriMo all year round.
This week in #storycraft, I asked the Storycrafters to discuss the reason June Casagrande gives us to learn our fundamentals, in It was the Best of Sentences, it was the Worst of Sentences, : “If you want to master the art of the sentence, you must first accept a somewhat unpleasant truth – one a … Continue reading #Storycraft Chat “Thy Reader, Thy King”
This week marks 1 year since I hosted the first #Storycraft chat! As I explained in a thank you post I wrote for the #storycraft community, a chat like #storycraft, which has no commercial connections or funding, only works because the people who comprise its community are genuine in their desire to learn and are … Continue reading #Storycraft 1st Anniversary Chat
On Tuesday, I posted a piece about this week’s #Storycraft chat and invited any readers interested to join us. I realise, now that I’ve only discussed #storycraft in passing, on this blog, having kept the two blogs quite separate for almost a year, so I thought a very little more explanation might be in order. … Continue reading #Storycraft Chat
This week’s #Storycraft was a doozie! We discussed the very precise and hugely important topic of the Premise (a la Lajos Egri) and the #storycrafters got stuck right in (and stuck it out, when it got tough.) I think we all learned a lot. If you’re interested, the transcript of the chat can be found … Continue reading #Storycraft April 11th, 2011
Has it really been two weeks?! (where is an interrobang, when you need one?) Today is day 16 of NaNoWriMo so midnight last night was the halfway point and this is where I was at at 3 a.m: As you can see, I’m well on the way to achieving that 50K goal by November 30. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Halfway there!
NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month and each November since 1999, writers around the world (it really should be INNoWriMo by now) have signed up to be challenged, cheered or harangued (whatever works for you) by each other to write 50,000 words of a novel (or a whole novella) from November 1st to … Continue reading Do you NaNoWriMo?
In my continuing hunt for a nice light blue, I have come across many shades of turquoise, and Daphne Blue is one of the nicer ones. Colour: As you’ll see in the scan below, it is very similar to Waterman South Sea Blue but its palest shading is lighter and it just seems like a … Continue reading Ink Review: Private Reserve Daphne Blue
For some time, I’ve been hunting for a pale blue ink to join my rotation (as all the cool inkophiles say lol) and I have come across some lovely colours along the way, Diabolo Menthe from J. Herbin is just one of them. Diablo Menthe is a pale aqua colour, with equal amounts of green … Continue reading Ink Review: J Herbin Diablo Menthe