Monday, 29 September 2014
I've never done this before, but I thought it'd be a good challenge and a way to practice writing - I'm participating in NaNoWriMo 2014! NaNoWriMo means National November Writing Month, and is an international online group of people that for one month ban together and lend support, and write 50,000 words of a first draft of a novel. See nanowrimo.org for yourself if you find that interesting and haven't heard about it before!
I've had a story idea (haven't we all) knowcking around for a year or so, and hey, don't we all need something fun like this to distract us from all our other commitments? I have a 50,000 word thesis upgrade due in May, so I might as well practise writing 50,000 words in one month, so I can write 50,000 more over the course of 6.
Anyone else out there participated in NaNoWriMo before? Will you be doing it this year? Words of advice? Words of warning?
Friday, 26 September 2014
This is so so so cute (click here for Etsy listing):
A chameleon necklace, transparent so it 'changes colour' based on what you're wearing! Adorable. I wonder if she makes them a bit smaller... check out the maker's shop yourself at dinosaurYEAH!
Monday, 22 September 2014
Melissa Drake of ShimmerTatts on Etsy writes that metallic temporary tattoos are the next big thing - even Beyonce has been spotted wearing them. Well Beyonce, if it's good enough for you, it's good enough for me!
Saturday, 20 September 2014
I found this lovely documentary from the CBC on the unique aspects of Canadian English. It was really interesting! I had read a book on this same topic last year, and they covered some of the same points - regional vocabulary, vowel differences, intonation, some grammar - Canadian English seems so close to American English at first glance, but if you delve into it you can find a lot more that's unique than just 'eh'! :)
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
|Blue leather and canvas backpack by skyleatherstudio|
Sunday, 7 September 2014
|Dr. Who Bookshelf Necklace by Coryographies, £32 on Etsy|