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The Email That Launched NaNoWriMo
lettersandlight: Fast Company magazine has been running an intriguing series called Starred, where they showcase innocuous emails that went on to do surprisingly big things. It inspired me to dig through my old Yahoo! account and see if I could find the email I sent out to my friends in 1999 inviting them to take part in a ridiculous book-writing endeavor I’d hatched the night before. Here’s...
Falling asleep on the train/bus... →
funniest10k: Expectation: Reality: INDEED.
Dear Novelist, It is my pleasure to inform you that you have officially kicked...– Chris Baty, No Plot, No Problem
Some are born to sweet delight, Some are born to endless night.– William Blake, “Auguries of Innocence.”
I, for one, think the rainbows in Mario Kart are...
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.– Chinese Proverb (via thepurestheart)
Writing with a Kindergartener
lettersandlight: This year, I have the pleasure of participating, not only in my 10th NaNoWriMo event, but also doing so alongside my five-year-old daughter. She’s always been imaginative, but previously wasn’t able to sit still long enough to participate. Now, though, my big kindergartener is ready for the Young Writers Program! I set up a camera for her, and she tells me her story, in all...
8 Funny Signs To Be Thankful For →
Pep Talk from Christopher Paolini
lettersandlight: The YWP has hosted a lot of amazing pep talks this year, but we’re especially proud to have Christopher Paolini give us some mid-month advice. Christopher wrote the first book in the Eragon series when he was 15, and his most recent installment was an instant blockbuster (489,000 copies!) upon its release last week. Which one of our young writers will be the next Paolini-eque...
5 Thanksgiving Disasters You're Probably Not... →
No, you can’t just leave the bird intact and let the guests carve their own. Ninety percent of humans can’t take a piece of meat apart without either destroying the meat or their own hands. So true.
A deadline is, simply put, optimism in its most ass-kicking form.– Chris Baty, No Plot, No Problem
For the rain it raineth every day.– William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.