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23 September 2011 @ 01:29 pm
NaNoWriMo and Terrible Minds  
Greetings, cats! Long time, no post.

So, it is fall, and NaNoWriMo is coming up. And this year, I am determined to give it a shot. I have, in fact, already registered.

Anyone else doing it? Want to be "writing buddies"?

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Also: I've recently discovered what may be my favourite writing-related blog yet: Terrible Minds, the blog of Chuck Wendig, who posts a lot of awesome writing advice in his distinctively funny, profane style. A few sample post titles: "How to Make Exposition Your Bitch," "25 Ways to Fuck With Your Characters," and "I Want To Buy The Semi-Colon A Private Sex Island." Highly recommended.

He also does a weekly "Flash Fiction Challenge" on Fridays, sometimes with prizes, always with interesting ideas. Today's was to write a complete story in three sentences. Here's what I posted there:

It’s true – there really are fairies in the woods.

In my more lucid moments, when I can remember what words are, I try to tell you this, over and over, until my throat feels raw from screaming, but you can’t hear me, can’t see me.

There really are fairies in the woods: pray that you never meet one.

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And one more thing: I have heard rumblings to the effect that a few of us might want to try having in-person meetings again. Particularly centred around writing, as that seems to be what those few of us left who are still active at all are doing. I seem to recall last time this idea came up, 50_ft_queenie said she'd host and I said I'd make cupcakes if she did. My offer still stands. Who's up for it?
Ancareth Raven: .Poetic Determination.ancareth_raven on September 23rd, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
Hey! Thanks for the Terrible Minds link, that is one amazing blog! Epic!
Robin Ftamago23 on September 28th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
I'm in for get-togethers. :)
Pixieish Eclecticism50_ft_queenie on September 30th, 2011 04:00 pm (UTC)
I'm up for hosting with the caveat that they have to be adults-only. My house is not suitable for hosting kids.

Weekend afternoons are probably the most doable for me and looking at my schedule, I could commit to once a month. Thoughts from anyone else?