Writing Wednesday: NaNoWriMo 2014 Prep – A Final Installment

In this last Writing Wednesday before NaNoWriMo begins I think I have finally settled on which story idea that was banging around my head I will attempt to tackle in the upcoming month. I have long been fascinated by steampunk novels, though to be honest I do not understand steam technology as well as I … Continue reading Writing Wednesday: NaNoWriMo 2014 Prep – A Final Installment

Writing Wednesday: NaNoWriMo 2014 – What am I going to write?

NaNoWriMo is fast approaching and I posted a few weeks ago about an idea I have been playing with about doing a modern version of Martin Luther, using Edward Snowden as an example.   Instead of Luther posting 95 theses against practices of the Catholic Church and eventually sparking a Protestant Reformation and subsequent peasant revolts, … Continue reading Writing Wednesday: NaNoWriMo 2014 – What am I going to write?

Writing Wednesday: A NaNoWriMo preview — 2014

November is coming up soon and that means NaNoWriMo is upon us once again.   I have been participating in NaNoWriMo for years now, though only once have I actually managed to write 50,000 words in the thirty days.   Still, the purpose of NaNoWriMo, for me, is to keep writing.   It is less about writing good … Continue reading Writing Wednesday: A NaNoWriMo preview — 2014

Writing Wednesday: On Writing – Tips learned from NaNoWriMo

Looking at the history of my blog, I realize that I have not written as often as I would have liked this year. I can justify this by saying that there have been times when I have been busy and just haven’t found the time to write, or at other times I have not had … Continue reading Writing Wednesday: On Writing – Tips learned from NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo 2013 prep : On Magic

I have been thinking again about planning a novel, hopefully in preparation for NaNoWriMo this year.  I was successful with NaNoWriMo in 2010, but have not participated since, and I would like to give it a go again this year.  One of the main things I have been working on planning and outlining before writing … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2013 prep : On Magic

Open Source Education

Open Source Education is an idea that I came up with a few years ago as part of an English class at BYU.  It was a Shakespeare class and the professor was very into digital media and social media and new technologies in the classroom.  Instead of writing a research paper that would only ever get read … Continue reading Open Source Education