Archive for December, 2009

Another Year Over

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Well it’s the end of 2009 and I feel that I have definatly achieved something with doing the Nano – without it I wouldn’t have discovered the many interesting facts about my own country 500 yrs ago, nor would I have been able to meet the fantastic people I met at the write-ins. I hope […]

useful links

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Mostly these are character and world building but I’ve found them quiet useful http://www.squidoo.com/CharacterProfiles http://www.squidoo.com/The13StepMethod http://gothnowrimo.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=rulesguidelines&action=display&thread=8 http://www.squidoo.com/WritingVampires http://www.lazette.net/Free%20Stuff/NaNo.htm http://www.squidoo.com/CreatingFantasyRealms

The Concrete Jungle

Monday, December 28th, 2009

This is a story that was also in the Atrocity Archives book by Charles Stross – I didn’t actually realise it wasn’t all one story as it contains the same people and is based in the same world and is somewhat foreshadowed in The Atrocity Archives. And I think for anyone who has lived, worked […]

The Atrocity Archives

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Upon our bookshelves there are many books and a few of those I swore not too read when my husband said, ‘ooo that sounds like this book’ when refering to one of my story concepts. I fear that I will lose the concept I am actually trying to portray and end up just emulating. This […]

Count Zero

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Count Zero is another book based in William Gibson’s Neuromancer’s dystopian future and again is cyber-punk so I have devoured it in preperation for The Punk in Pink – however I have been looking for an excuess to read more and it was sitting on my shelf so it was time it was read for […]

Neuromancer

Friday, December 25th, 2009

An age ago when my husband realised I was trying to write cyber-punk type stories he also realised I didn’t even know the genre existed and so endevoured to get me various cyber punk litrature. One of these was William Gibson’s Neuromancer which is considered one of the leading novels of cyber-punk. It had me […]

NaNoFiMo

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

I’ve discovered that December is National Novel Finishing Month meaning that I should have been plugging away at the Punk in Pink all this time but I know that I still have at least twice the amount I wrote for NaNoWriMo to write so it just was never going to happen! However, it may happen […]

Running With the Bulls – A Nano Analogy

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Back before NaNoWriMo I had begain in 2009 I came across a fantastic write up of what NaNoWriMo is and why it is good for you – the Analogy is that it is like running with the bulls in Spain! Have a little read of it – I found it most helpful and may even […]

The Devil’s Advocate of NaNoWriMo

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

I like reading what others have to say about NaNoWriMo and I found this dude who plays devils advocate and tells you why a month of writing your bum off may infact be detrimental to you. I found it very very interesting and halariously funny It’s worth the read http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2009/10/16/nanowrimo-the-debbils-adbocate/.

Nano Completion Tips

Monday, December 21st, 2009

I found this site with NaNoWriMo completion tips and I know it no longer the nano but thought I’d put it here as it is relevant still I feel no matter when you are writing. http://writetodone.com/2009/10/22/how-to-write-a-novel-in-30-days/