January 22, 2013
A fellow writer recommended I take a look at a blog called Book Porn. Apparently it’s a blog with pictures of the most beautiful bookstores and libraries in the world. As I’d already written a blog post on this (The Seduction of Bookstores), I was curious what more this site had to offer.
However, she didn’t remember what the url was and just told me to google it. So, when I got home, I googled ‘Book Porn’. I didn’t find the blog, but I did find a lot of other great things on Pinterest, a digital pinboard. If you type ‘Book Porn’ there you’ll get an array of creative ideas on how you can use books as art. Before I knew it, I lost track of time looking at how creative some people are.
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November 2, 2012
(Note: NaNoWriMo is the write a novel in a month challenge, you write 1,500-2,000 words a day for a month and at the end, ta-da, you have written a novel.)
Sofia: In the spirit of dispersing the demons of All Hallows Eve, I went with Cecile to the NaNoWriMo workshop held at the Amsterdam Library on the 27th of November, which was given by the lovely people of the Amsterdam Writing Workshops.
It was great! I’ve been wanting to participate in NaNoWriMo for years. Every year I’m either too late, too early or have my priorities confused. But this year I’m definitely giving it a try.
Cecile: Like Sofia, I haven’t participated in NaNoWriMo due to several reasons. Time being my major reoccurring problem and the word count being the runner up. How in the world am I suppose to write 50,000 words in just 30 days?
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