I’m a daydreamer from way back. Actually, I don’t remember a day when I haven’t gone off with the fairies and come back with an idea, a problem solved, or a realisation made. My most memorable recollections of school for example, include seemingly inane snippets of school life – like the way grass never grew … More The Mastocrastinator
This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn … More Illuminae (The Illuminae Files 01) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
One novel, in 30 days. 50,000 words. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an international event that sees thousands of ‘WriMos’ attempting to write a novel before midnight, November 30. That’s 1,667 words a day. That’s a lot (**nervous wee**) and not so straightforward, particularly when you have to squeeze those words in-between work, kids, partner, friends, sleep and … More YaYo NaNoWriMo
Permission to play. We shackle ourselves, yes? Expressive drawing – expressive anything – is difficult when we’re self-conscious. In creative pursuits, genuinely new stuff happens when we stop caring and let ourselves be vulnerable.
Portraits from my class with the utterly delightful Sim of Hubert and Mavis. I do feel proud!
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