Saturday, June 29, 2013

FSF Challenge - View

Lillie McFerrin Writes
This week's writing challenge from
Five Sentence Fiction
Lillie McFerrin Writes ) is based upon the prompt:


I cheated on this one. It's semi-autobiographical.

Oh, and I haven't used the word Dieselpunk lately, so I'll throw that in for good measure. It has nothing to do with this post...

Inspiration from Perspiration

Yeah, that's me on Old Rag Mountain - May 2004
Yeah, that's me on Old Rag Mountain - May 2004

"Now that you've made it to the top, what do you think?" Will asked.
"Do they call it Old Rag because that's what you feel like after climbing over all those rocks?"
"Damn, Ralph, all you've done is complain the whole way up here."
"Well, I'm sweaty, thirsty, and shaking from exhaustion, so just take your stupid picture so I can set down and rest."
As Ralph posed for the camera, he forgot about the climb, the heat, even his bruised knees as he gazed across the rolling hills and patchwork farmlands that stretched out below him, the Earth blending into an azure sky at a distant horizon while the clouds passed almost within his reach—a perspective both humbling in scope and surprising with its recuperative powers.

You can read more about Old Rag mountain here: Old Rag Mountain

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Let's Go Camping!

To be honest, I'm going to let you go by yourself...

Since it's almost time for Camp NaNoWriMo to start, I thought I'd post this notice so anyone who has the time (and happens to see this to remind them) can sign up!

In case you didn't know what Camp NaNoWriMo is about, this is from their website:

  • What: Writing a novel from scratch in one month’s time.
  • Who: You! (And about 20,000 other novelists around the world.) Let’s write some perhaps-awful, but definitely lengthy, prose together.
  • Why: The reasons are endless! To actively participate in one of our era’s most enchanting art forms! To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties.
  • When: You can sign up anytime to add your name to the roster. Writing begins at 12:00 AM on April 1, and again on July 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach your word-count goal by 11:59 PM on the last day of the month. Once your novel has been verified by our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins.

I'm not really into these things, but I have nothing against any device a writer can use to jump-start a project!

Anyway, see ya in August--you'll be busy until then...

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