My friend and colleague, Dr. Brad, read my last several blog posts and sent me a couple of awesome links. If I was not inspired before to write a book, I am really inspired now. My expectations are getting calibrated in a very good way–the audience for my writing will probably consist of family, friends, and those who have share my kind (not level) of educational values. If my kids get famous after I am dead, I might get a bump then.
So, Brad found a couple of links that could be an absolute blast. The best of which is the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). People have a competition to write the best possible novel in a month. Even better it is November which coincides with Movember. I could get TOTALLY inspired to take a month off, grow a moustache, and write a novel. Seriously! Brad has some friends who have actually participated in this. I am definitely going to have to consult with him on this. Of course, if one competes in an event like this, one of these seems almost essential.
But, it does not stop there. Brad also set me links to SOFTWARE WRITING TOOLS. These are the Tim Allen power tools of the writing set. Actually they look very cool and, for an engineer turning to writing, they might help me consider things and organize my efforts in ways I had never considered. Brad especially liked the Scrivener tool and I do, too.
The only thing left now is to start participating in a writing community and get started.
Betty Blonde #125 – 01/07/2009
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