At some point during NaNoWriMo i heard of Tarot for Writers, which uses tarot cards to brainstorm character personalities and plot outlines. I’ve been lusting after it ever since and finally gave in and downloaded the Kindle version last night and have been drawing cards for my novel characters (especially the borderline random and unrealistic… Read More

Non-art-geeks may not already know about this, but every year around this time the major colour companies declare a ‘colour of the year’ (ie, Pantone has declared 2010 to be a Turquoise year.) Of course, experts can’t even discuss straight data without arguments cropping up over interpretation of said data. Experts announcing a colour naturally… Read More

I read my 2007 NaNo again last night. It’s… actually really good (says the person who wrote it and is therefore not biased at all… well, it’s good compared to most of my other hacked-out-in-a-month novels). It’s still very much a rough draft but i’m happy with it. I can do something with this. I… Read More

One of these years i will fail at NaNoWriMo. And there will be much crying on my part. I don’t actually like the novel i wrote this month. Like, at all. But i’m not done with it yet, either, and… i kind of want to actually finish it. Except i also want to get started on… Read More