Bryan Hutchinson at positive writer.com has a new book out, Writer's Doubt, which is on my wish list. Read more about it from this blog post, from which I stole (okay, he's giving them away) this poster. I chose this particular one, because it grants me permission for my verbosity. Win!
If anyone is interested, The Guardian UK posted 30 days worth of Novel crafting articles on its website in October 2012. These have been excerpted from an edited extract of ‘First Draft in 30 Days‘ (Writer’s Digest Books) by Karen Wiesner, and beautifully illustrated by Jess Wilson – one of which appears here.
Yep, doing okay. My goals of revising Blue Popcorn, my work from NaNoWriMo last year are being tasked out. I can’t say that I’m doing that work five days a week, there remain many distractions – the most prevalent being the 46 degree heat we went through on Friday here in Sydney. You can’t think, let alone work in that.
I don’t normally complete (or remember to complete) these round robin type blog award badges thingees, but Paula nominated me for this blog award, and it’s a good one for a Roundup of the year, and an opportunity to nominate Paula back.
This is the first of a month of round-up posts for 2012. In this post, I want to share how I went from pre-planning to a first rough draft and onwards, and the technology used in my WIP. As they say now, “There’s an app for that”. This is a predominantly image-based post, for Windows users who also happen to have an iPad.
A new to me reader just liked one of my posts on here. FierceBuddist (like another I admire, FiveReflections) does haikus. Yay, haikus. You know I love haikus, right? Yes, there is a softer side to me.
So, FierceBuddist has a little Blue Heron haiku going at the moment. And you get to vote on the best version. I actually like Version 2 better than Version 5 at this point, but then – I can sometimes have less than immaculate taste.
Go and have a read, and vote on your own favourite. Make that blue heron sing.
P.S. Both FierceBuddist and FiveReflections are on wordpress, by the way. If you’re on wordpress.com, you can easily follow them – click the follow button up on the top menu button. You’ll get regular haikus to brighten your day then.
P.P.S. – My favourite New Zealand bird is the great white heron, the Kotuku. It’s a migratory heron that you can also find across the Pacific Ocean. In my childhood I lived on the coast, and often had Kotuku’s in our garden, and goldfish ponds.