There was no power at the office this morning because a transformer blew. Or, maybe, its dilithium crystals suffered a tachyon inversion. Or, whatever. As several of us gathered at the Starbucks #2 across the street to enjoy our liquid breakfasts, the subject of personal web sites (and their subjects) came up.
Congratulations to both John (who’s also about to hit the big four-oh-oh-oh) and Woodstock on completion of the (first annual?) National Blog Posting Month, also known as NaBloPoMo. Also last night Kiri and Liz finished their respective magnum opuses (opusi?) for National Novel Writing Month. Congratulations, ladies!
If you crash in the Cascades during a blinding snowstorm, hope you’re not on the same plane as (my two team members)
Today, my story characters crashed in a blinding snowstorm in the Cascades and were forced to participate in one of those “prioritize these twelve items to ensure your survival” group bonding simulations. As bad as the (fictitious) crash was, the (real) group dynamics were far worse. Not only did we take four times longer to
I will be participating in — and completing — NaNoWriMo the month after next. This year, I have two themes in mind. With your help, either one could amass enough ideas to blow out 50,000 words. Fairy tales from different perspectives and venues. For example, suppose the “Three Little Pigs” was related by an eyewitness
I ended up with four good non-fiction essay drafts, four blog topics, two bonafide novel ideas for next year’s NaNoWriMo, and a caffeine-monkey that I need to get off off my back. My experience closely paralleled Chris Baty’s book. 11/1 – 3 – enthusiasm. I was sitting in the corner of Cafe Allegro and just
In the NaNoWriMo excerpt I wrote this weekend, my characters were avoiding doing anything by debating why “tricky questions” are so prevalent during interviews. By “tricky question,” I mean something that has nothing to do with practicality, but might win you a bar bet or provide suitable blogging material (for me). For example, I was