I know I have missed the last check-in for ROW80, so here’s my update.
Since I validated my NaNoWriMo win I’ve not written more for that story. I have written a few short stories for ROW80, but I started one that turned out to hit a bit too close to home and it brought back a few memories I’d rather put behind me.
But then again, writing is therapeutic, so I guess it’s good to get it all out.
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Christmas is fast approaching! And like every year, the mad-dash for presents and stocking fillers starts afresh. Some of the trickiest people to shop for are creative types like Writers, quiet appreciators like Readers and hard-working College / Grad School Students.
The main presents should not really be a problem. But if you’re still stuck, check out my lists of 10 Gift Ideas for Writers, Book-Lovers and Students.
But what about stocking fillers or boot fillers (in case you celebrate St. Nikolaus on December 6, like we do in Germany)? Here is a list of 10 ideas Santa Claus (or Father Christmas, the Christkind or St. Nicholas) can use to stuff those Christmas stockings with, other than tangerines and walnuts.
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Fellow NaNoWriMo participants! You have until midnight tonight to validate your word count of 50,000+ and check whether you’ve won!
But what do we do now that the craziness of National Novel Writing Month is over?
Continue reading NaNoWriMo is over – What do we do now?
Are you still looking for something you can give to a Student this Christmas? What do these college and grad school kids need these days? What would really come in handy?
Here’s a list of 10 Christmas presents a student will love!
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Finding a suitable Christmas present for a book-lover can be tricky. Have they read that book? Would they like it? Unless they ask for specific books, a bookstore voucher is usually the easiest gift.
And while most bibliophiles love a good bookstore voucher, here are 10 more things you might consider giving a Reader this Christmas!
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Are you still looking for a Christmas present for the Writer in your life? Are you a writer fed up with only getting pens and notebooks?
Here are ten gift ideas that should really go down a treat this Christmas!
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Another Throwback Thursday, and another interview I did while studying Travel Journalism at the University of Cumbria.
I spoke to Bosnian author Vesna Maric about her memoir Bluebird for Words by the Water in 2009.
This interview was first published in Write On! magazine, the official Words by the Water 2009 festival magazine created by the journalism students at the University of Cumbria.
Continue reading A new Bluebird comes to the Lakes – Interview with Vesna Maric