I just came across this amazing post on the Write to Done website, about using Tarot cards as inspiration when writer’s block strikes. Try it!
I finally saw The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus at the weekend, and as much as I’d like to discuss the film as a fantastical swansong for the much-missed (by me, at any rate) Heath Ledger, I’d much rather discuss the film in slightly more highbrow terms. Terry Gilliam presents the film as a meditation on […]
I now have my NaNoWriMo idea. It’s not the one I was previously brainstorming, particularly since I think that idea better lends itself to a short story. No, the Big Idea is one I’ve had rolling around in the back of my mind for a while now, but which I finally think I can do […]
So I went out today and bought a brand new A4 notebook. Normally I’d tell myself that I’ll do all of my word sketches, brainstorming and other assorted brain dumps on the computer, since I can type faster than I scrawl, but for once I felt I should do it all by hand. I’m less […]
Further to my last post, I’ve been having a long, hard think about this year’s NaNoWriMo competition. I think it’s a fabulous idea – most people work better under pressure with some sort of deadline to work towards. Without an end goal in sight, it’s all too easy to procrastinise, to get lost in the […]
How did it get to be October so fast? I can’t believe that we’re into Halloween Month already. Just a few weeks to go until November, and we all know what that means…NaNoWriMo! I did it last year, and actually managed to bash out my first novel. I’m quite pleased with it, although it’s still […]