What’s Up Wednesday, blizzard edition!


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ROCKETBORDERWhat I’m reading:

I finished ‘Terra’ yesterday, loved the ending, it’s a great book. I’ve also started reading stories from Strange Horizons, and getting back into the Sherlock Holmes stories, and continuing to listen to Escape Pod and PodCastle. ‘Vestigial Girl’ was awesome!

What I’m writing:

Well, let’s see. Wrote a flash fiction for the Weekend Warrior contest on Codex. Was pretty pleased with it, until I read some of the other entrants from my division! Also been working on the Kitchen Scale stuff, and hit one of those radical ‘kill your babies’ moments… I’m not sure I can get the alien love triangle aspect to fit, so maybe it has to go and turn the book into more of a buddy comedy.

We did a little writing exercise at the Hamilton Writers meeting on Sunday. The idea was to each write something from our own prompt sentence leading up to the next person’s prompt, so that it might fit into a whole narrative. Of course the transitions were hilarious, because you can’t tell what the next person is going to do with that prompt. I had a lot of fun with mine though, starting with a domestic argument and ending up with a woman who’s stepped through a closet doorway into the past on some important mission!

What inspires me right now:

The Codex Weekend Warriors, definitely. Old musicals like “The Roar of the Greasepaint.” Community! (I just loved the floor-is-lava game and the bulletin board episode.)

What else I’ve been up to:

Not too much, just dealing with the winter weather; except on days like today when I can stay inside and avoid it. Met up with my mom over the weekend, that was fun, and went to two small coffeeshop writer events on Sunday. Oh, and the library writer’s workshop last week went pretty well, I met up with Trish and Elizabeth from the Nanowrimo crew and had fun with the writing exercises.

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5 Responses to What’s Up Wednesday, blizzard edition!

  1. “Floor is Lava”- LOVED it! I think everyone played that when they were little.

    And the writing exercise you guys did sounds like so much fun!

    Hope you have a great week!

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  2. Miss Cole says:

    That sounds like a fun game to play and a great way to fire up the imagination 😀

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  3. I heard Terra was fantastic. Happy to hear another rec. I’m HOPING to get to the rock gym soon to find inspiration b/c I really wanna write a book about climbing…so far no luck…

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  4. Kate Scott says:

    Your writing exercise sounds like a fun game to play with a group of writers. I tend to find most groups of writers entertaining. I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  5. Angel Leigh says:

    I like your writing exercise idea 🙂 Have a great week.

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