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by Sky Alton
Sat May 27, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: HolWriMo
Topic: Help Over the Finish Line
Replies: 0
Views: 12

Help Over the Finish Line

It’s the final count doooowwwn...! Yeah, okay, not helpful (or particularly tuneful). But we are drawing towards the deadline! So, instead of a weekend write in, I thought I’d make something that would see you through to the very end on May 31st. (This has nothing whatever to do with the fact that ...
by Sky Alton
Fri May 26, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: HolWriMo
Topic: Week 4 Prompt
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Week 4 Prompt

Welcome to our final fabulous Friday fantasy! (Name courtesy of Tarma this week) There are still several days left of May to write as much as you can (and a lot can happen in a few days, trust me). If you could do with an idea to boost your word count or get your writing flowing again, look no furth...
by Sky Alton
Tue May 23, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: HolWriMo
Topic: HolWriMo-Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: HolWriMo-Questions

Yes, unrevised is absolutely fine. I do the same, I usually give my pieces a week or two before going back to them.
by Sky Alton
Mon May 22, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: HolWriMo
Topic: Submissions and Submitting
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Submissions and Submitting

We’re getting into the home straight now. In fact, people have sent in some wonderful projects already! So far, we’ve received work from: Katya Snow Arnora Eleniel Prof. Tarma Amelia Black Whether you’re nearly done yourself, part way through or barely getting started, you’re going to want to make s...
by Sky Alton
Mon May 22, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: HolWriMo
Topic: The Motivation Station (Pep-talks)
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: The Motivation Station (Pep-talks)

Two Four Six Eight You are doing really great Eight Six Four Two No matter what there’s left to do Go you! *Sky shakes her sparkly pom-poms maniacally’ “Um…that’s great, Sky, but could we return to the kind of pep talk where you just…talk?” “Well yes, if we must, dear but tragically unadventurous re...
by Sky Alton
Sat May 20, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: HolWriMo
Topic: The Write-in Strikes Back
Replies: 0
Views: 29

The Write-in Strikes Back

It’s the third weekend of May which means…well, you all know the drill by now! This is a friendly, relaxed space where over the weekend you can come share your writing experiences, enthuse about how you are writing, moan about how you aren’t writing or start a conversation about heliotrope platypuse...
by Sky Alton
Fri May 19, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: HolWriMo
Topic: Week 3 Prompt
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Week 3 Prompt

Welcome to our third Friday foray into the frothing fountain of fancy. Fittingly, we’ve got just over a third of the challenge left to go. That’s still plenty of time to either get started or catch up-I for one have got some serious writing to do next week. If you feel you could use a little somethi...
by Sky Alton
Wed May 17, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: Music to Write To
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Music to Write To

Studies have shown that for about half of us, listening to music can help our productivity and creativity. For the other half, it’s the complete opposite. Which are you? Does music distract you from what you’re doing? Or do you like to have something on in the background while you write? If so, I’d ...
by Sky Alton
Mon May 15, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: HolWriMo
Topic: The Motivation Station (Pep-talks)
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: The Motivation Station (Pep-talks)

The moment I believe that someone else’s opinion of my work is more important than my own, I am lost. I have nothing to guide me through the uncharted waters of a story. If I believe this, then I have annihilated my own curiosity in favor of another person’s. -Bill Kenower Tarma showed me this quot...
by Sky Alton
Sun May 14, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Magical Merge
Replies: 25
Views: 762

Re: Magical Merge

From the audio description for Doctor Who, series 10 episode 5 "Oxygen"
The TARDIS apparates at the end of a corridor

Have a feeling whoever wrote that audio description script was a Harry Potter fan!
by Sky Alton
Sat May 13, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: HolWriMo
Topic: Return of the Weekend Write-in
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Return of the Weekend Write-in

Saturday is here again! As with last time, this is just a place for you to drop by over the weekend (13-14 May), share any concerns, celebrate any triumphs or just hang out while you write (or think about writing). I’d love to hear how you’re getting on or what you’d like to see more of on here to h...
by Sky Alton
Fri May 12, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: HolWriMo
Topic: Week 2 Prompt
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Week 2 Prompt

Welcome to the second Friday Flourish (and blots) of inspiration! Not to alarm anyone but we’re gently drifting towards the half way point. If you’re not where you’d like to be though, never fear. There is plenty of time. These prompts are designed to offer you a quick burst of stimulation if you’re...
by Sky Alton
Mon May 08, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Monthly Book Discussions
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: Monthly Book Discussions

“I believe in deeds, not words”-Alanna of Trebond But how about deeds involving words? In June, we’ll be reading ‘Alanna: The First Adventure’ by Tamora Pierce . Fittingly, it’s the first in her Song of the Lioness series and the first of her books about the magical land of Tortall. Synopsis courtes...
by Sky Alton
Mon May 08, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: HolWriMo
Topic: The Motivation Station (Pep-talks)
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: The Motivation Station (Pep-talks)

Thank you so much for that wealth of writing wisdom, Prof. Zoki! That technique is so simple but so, so effective. (And I’m loving the GoT quote!) Now, onto Monday’s Motivation. Neil Gaiman once said This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s do...
by Sky Alton
Sun May 07, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: HolWriMo
Topic: Weekend Write-in
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Weekend Write-in

I majorly agree, Amy. Sometimes you just need to start something fresh to rediscover the enjoyment . Unfinished things can just put too much pressure on you and, you're right, there's far less room to be as creative as you'd like to be. (I counted my stories yesterday and realised I have an equal nu...
by Sky Alton
Sat May 06, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Ink Splatters
Topic: Pantone Book Covers
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: Pantone Book Covers

I thought that was a natural thing, Sky (the synaesthesia). (In other words, I do that and thought everyone did until I just read what you wrote. Never thought about it! Ha.) Maybe it's like how folks for the longest time couldn't see the colour blue (according to scientists) and it was a gradually...
by Sky Alton
Sat May 06, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: HolWriMo
Topic: Weekend Write-in
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Weekend Write-in

I've always loved that piece of music, Tarma! Nice choice I think the theme for my main female heroine is probably 'Live Out Loud' from the musical version of The Little Princess. I'm a chapter in and already my character's are surprising me with what's coming out of their mouthes. Only the dog isn'...
by Sky Alton
Sat May 06, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Ink Splatters
Topic: Pantone Book Covers
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: Pantone Book Covers

Oooh, interesting idea. I guess my associations of colour are a little strange because I have synaesthesia (where sounds, words, letters and concepts are colours in my head). So my colour-book combinations tend to take into account the colours of the letters in the title, words I'm hearing or the vo...
by Sky Alton
Sat May 06, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: HolWriMo
Topic: Weekend Write-in
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Weekend Write-in

Welcome to the Weekend Write-in! We’re nearly a week into the challenge now and I thought it would be a great time for people to come together to write. So, drop in to this thread any time during 6 and 7 May to say hi, tell us what you’re writing this weekend, what you hope to achieve or maybe just ...
by Sky Alton
Fri May 05, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: HolWriMo
Topic: Week one Prompt
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Week one Prompt

Welcome to the first flash of inspiration Friday! (Yeah…that title is a work in progress) How’s it going? Is your project sprinting ahead? Chugging along nicely? Not even started yet? Either way, these prompts are designed to offer you a quick burst of stimulation if you’re ever in need of it. No ne...

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