National Novel Writing Month is, in my opinion, a month for discovery. You discover your limits, your time management proficiency (or lack thereof), your endurance, and your ability to perform under pressure. Well, I don't mean to brag, but I found out I have a superpower. I can type in my sleep. I'm sure most… Continue reading The Night My Brain Didn’t Write Sober
Week One: Starting is Hard
Whew! First week of NaNoWriMo is over! So, how did it go? Did you manage to keep up with the word count? By the end of today, you should be reaching the 5,000 word mark. If you aren't there yet, don't give up! You can still catch up over the weekend! As you move onto… Continue reading Week One: Starting is Hard
Happy NaNo’s Eve!
One more day until NaNoWriMo, folks! Other than purchasing your newest version of Scrivener, what else are you doing to prepare for the marathon that will ensue? Are you gutting your work space to make room for new writing supplies? Have you put together the playlist for the long hours you will end up sitting… Continue reading Happy NaNo’s Eve!
NaNoWriMo: Pre-Season Prep
Calling all NaNo's! It's the middle of October, and it's time to start gearing up for NaNoWriMo next month! To celebrate, Literature and Latte is putting out a special trial version of their amazing Scrivener software! For all those who have not tried Scrivener, I just gotta say, it is the best writing program I… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Pre-Season Prep
The Tough Guide to Fantasy Land by Diana Wynne Jones
Here is one of my favorite cliché checkers. Diana Wynne Jones put together this magnificent and quite entertaining guide for the world of Fantasy. She has gone through, defined and commented on every aspect of Fantasy that needs to need to be considered when writing the genre. For all those who are very familiar with… Continue reading The Tough Guide to Fantasy Land by Diana Wynne Jones
I'd like to dedicate this post to my characters Adam Johnson and Mike Michaelson, two important people in my life that I have neglected for the past three months. I feel like a horrible person. Getting back into my writing groove following my Study Abroad in France and the commencement of Fall Semester has been… Continue reading Character Withdrawls
Disconnect Excerpt 2
Just to give a little context to this excerpt, Adam and Mike are attending an end-of-finals party in Virtual Reality (or Virtual Conferencing, as I refer to it) for an exclusive club called the Elitists. This picks up right after they arrive at HotSpot, a popular social networking "site" on the Mainframe. --ACE Mike plopped… Continue reading Disconnect Excerpt 2
Research Can Be Fun!
For most people, the word "research" is a swear word. Those who have written research papers (or any kind of academic paper for that matter) know how painful research can be. But I am here to tell you that as my title states, research can be fun! One of the things I have been really… Continue reading Research Can Be Fun!