Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I needed to share this.

Thanks to the ever irrepressible J.
keep drawing from studio shelter on Vimeo.

Not to worry. My NaNo book is coming along roughly with many mistakes.

NaNo equals process not product.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A little bit of writing, a little bit of Gaiman, a class plug.

Have you ever seen this? It's the fabulous Neil Gaiman reading his picture book, Instructions! (I guess I don't know if I should call it an illustrated poem.) Illustrated by Charles Vess.

Writing exercise for your nano novel: After watching this, try writing the next section of your novel in second person as a set of instructions for your main character to act out. It brings your novel back to the level of thought/action beats and has the effect of fun, orderly tone where you (and by this pronoun I do mean you) are the one pulling the strings!

Refreshing, I tell you!

Check out my new class page where I have announced a November offering. (Things are gonna keep changing around here for a while until I get better organized. House cleaning is always the last thing I want to do, but it must get done.)

This link makes a good case for taking my upcoming class. We will explore a single project with lots of hand writing. My current NaNo had its roots in short explorations through writing prompts, now it is weaving itself together like nothing I have ever written (Caveat: this is only the 3rd day of NaNo, so I will keep you posted). So far, so good!