Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Blog choices

Dr John Yeoman's blog at Writers' Village is always good value when it comes to initiating literary controversy.

The article that caught my eye this week was "Were Dan Brown's Novels Written by a Computer Program?"

Interesting take on what may be the way forward or too far-fetched to be true? What do you think?

The rate I'm writing, it may be the only way I ever get anything published at all.  :-)


On holiday this week but I have  edits and course preparation to tie up before enjoying myself. The idea is to learn a few new skills along the way and so back to the drawing board.

This is bubbl.us, a free brainstorming tool which lets you export your design as a jpg to your computer. Here's my mini effort for the new learning I'm undertaking.
  I'll need to bold the print but at the minute this suits me as only the first level child bubbles are clear and that's as far as I've thought.

My first project will be recording with Audacity and for that I'm following the challenge and links on the edublogs teacher challenges. Sadly some of the links--notably the readings from YA novels--no longer work, I would guess because of copyright issues.

So join me this month in creating a podcast--of your blog posts for listeners, of your book excerpts  for readers, of your daily writing diary to communicate with your friends and blog subscribers.


Wish I could write a book in three days, six days, ten days or whatever the marketers would have me believe. 

Sadly one idea leads to another, the book increases in content. I find myself absorbed by the issues of further research, cover design, formatting, marketing...
But I do have a folder on my desktop proudly labelled mybook :-)

Some day, one day. And it better be soon. 

 MuseOnlineWritersConference 2012 begins on October 8. Cut off date for registrations is September 25. Sign up--so many pitch sessions and learning opportunities not to be missed. I'm off right now to hunt down last year's username and password to be sure of registering in time.

Monday, 3 September 2012

from Writers on the Move

Being a Writer - Learn the Craft of Writing

Thiis is the title of Karen Cioffi 's article providing another justification if another were needed for taking time over one's writing in order to perfect the craft.

Posting it here because it makes some interesting points and comparisons.

And also because it's about time I caught up with my sadly neglected blog. I'm good at slow,  just not so good at the steady. :-(

Not so good at sitting down either at the moment after crash landing off the new horse. The worst of it was he was standing still at the time!

Yet another anecdote for my proposed Kindle book of horse tales...

Writers On The Move: Being a Writer - Learn the Craft of Writing: Being a Writer - Learn the Craft of Writing In the June 2010 issue of The Writer, author Jane Yolen discussed the need to learn the cra...