There has been a “Lucky 7″ excerpt writing meme spreading across the interwebs since 2012 if my cursory Google search is accurate. I thought it would be fun to share some of my progress.
In case you don’t know, the rules of the Lucky 7 meme are:
- Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript.
- Go to line 7.
- Copy down the next seven lines as they are – no cheating.
- Tag 7 other authors.
Fighting to stay accountable to your writing can be difficult, as any one can tell you. How many of us writers hear from friends and family, “Oh, I have this story in my head that’s going to be the next great novel” or something similar? How many times have we said that to ourselves?
If you haven’t heard about Don’t Break the Chain, it’s an initiative to stay accountable to your goals by marking…
Post-it Notes Left on the Train
Writer and illustrator October Jones, the creative genius behind Text From Dog and these funny train commute doodles, is at it again with these hilarious motivational post-it notes that he leaves on the train and in other random places.The upbeat doodles, which star Jones’ adorable character Peppy the Inspirational Cat, convey positive and funny messages meant to motivate daily commuters. Whether you’re feeling the Monday blues or in need of some encouragement, Jones’ delightful post-it notes are sure to brighten your day and remind you just how awesome you are.
Thanks Amber, for passing these along!
In a word, awesome.
I need more of this in my life.
Megan Follows & Jonathan Crombie on the set of Anne of Green Gables
Well I can’t NOT reblog this.
Anne and Gil!!! The smile that just came across my face…
A Union school primer to learn your alphabet
Over the past couple of weeks I discovered somewhere between 100 – 230 men from the Grove City (or Jackson Township) area signed up for the Union Army in the Civil War. Janet Shailer, one of the authors of a book I’m using as primer for all things Grove City, gave me names of local historians who could go into more detail about that; I haven’t…
Kickstarter has just launched a Creator Handbook.
Thanks Galen! He’s right, we did. You should check it out. Lots of collected info from past creators. It’s, like, a mountain of knowledge!
This would have been quite useful when I ran my campaign four years ago…
“I would love to go out tonight but I’m…I’m dying.” [coughs weakly into handkerchief]
“Oh, my God.”
“Yeah. It’s consumption, so.”
“I’m so sorry.”
“No, it’s fine.”
“I will stay and nurse you.”
“No, you won’t.”
Western Art History: 500 Years of Women Ignoring Men is pretty much the best thing ever.
This is hilarious. 500 Years of (Western Art) Women Ignoring Men
Last Thursday, I went to the book launch party of a fellow writer’s group member, Drew Farnsworth. Wow! I have never been to a book launch party like the one Drew and his team of creatives put together. I really wish I had taken more photos!
It’s obvious Drew is well-connected in the Columbus creative scene. Not only does he attend the Wild Goose Creative writer’s groupI attend, he’s also a…
Looking for an alternative to lugging your laptop around to finish that novel? Frustrated with carrying your phone, your laptop, and your writing journal to make sure you have everything to reference when writing that next chapter? Let me tell you a story about abandoning my laptop, and using my new tablet instead.Backstory
The last couple of years I have been traveling…