Posted August 20, 2012on:
I spent a much needed week at the beach on Emerald Isle, N.C. and just got back yesterday! The ocean called to me and at times I felt so moved by its beauty, I wanted to read a poem to it. Maybe next time. I learned new card games (Liverpool rummy), hung out with friends, watched for meteorite showers, and read uplifting books and blogs. I’ve collected a few posts here that I hope you enjoy. Now, I’m off to finish shaking sand out of everything I brought back with me.
If you haven’t seen this yet– The 22 Rules of Storytelling According to Pixar– it is definitely worth checking out on the 109 site.
I always love when new words get added to the dictionary. Check out new words that just made it in to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary on ‘Bibliophilic Blather’, a blog I really like.
Rachel Aaron tells of her success in stumbling onto a way of increasing her daily word count—taking it from 2,000 to 10,000 words a day! I’ve been experimenting with her advice and the results are good.