- RavenCon 2017: Heading to Williamsburg, Virginia this weekend to attend RavenCon 12, The Con of Opportunity, an annual writers convention focusing on Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror (a la Edgar Alan Poe). It’s filled to the brim with panel discussions on all topics related to writing and geek-dom in general with art and book vendors, cosplay and filking. Fun to be had by all and super affordable. If you can make it, I highly recommend it. Next week I hope to have some photos to share.
Find more details at: http://www.ravencon.com/
- Dragon World update: The challenge I’m having this week is letting go of the first draft story I’ve already written in order to write a better story. My hope was that I could “shoehorn” much of what I’d already written into a new format, and rewrite only the places where I had plot holes and add a couple more scenes to bring the story together. *insert buzzer noise here* It’s become an “unlearn everything you’ve learned” kind of thing. Starting over is hard…and I’m trying to open my mind, just a bit. :-S
Thanks to Greg Smith of Agile Writers, story coach extraordinaire (and my boyfriend) for talking me down from the ledge!
Check him out at: http://agilewriters.com/
- What game I’m playing: I would say “this week” but I’ve been playing this game and will continue to play it for months/years/who knows. It’s called 2048, and if you like number puzzles, it’s totally addictive. The setup is a 4×4 grid that will give you either a 2 or a 4 in a random square. By swiping up/down/left/right you merge matching squares together to get their sums (i.e. 2+2=4, 4+4=8, as so on) until you get to 2048 (1024+1024). There are lots of apps out there for whatever device you have and some even have an “undo” button.
- My favorite Abraham quote this week:
“You’re picky about the car you drive. You’re picky about what you wear. You’re picky about what you put in your mouth. We want you to be pickier about what you think.” —Abraham
To learn more about Abraham (channeled by Esther Hicks), the Law of Attraction, or to sign up for Abraham’s daily quote visit: http://www.abraham-hicks.com/lawofattractionsource/index.php
- My favorite writing prompt this week:
“You are a ‘dreambender’ a type of psychic who can change people’s dreams for better or for worse. One night, someone comes to you with an unusual request.”
- My favorite dream interpretation this week:
Colors Symbolism in Dreams:
Red: Good news. Passion. Anger. A warning to control your temper. Astrological parallel: Aries
Blue: Enlightenment. Insight. Relief from worry. Assistance from outside sources. Astrological parallel: Libra
Green: Peace. Tranquillity. The Earth. Money. A journey. Good news. Astrological parallel: Taurus
Yellow: Intellect. A problem or puzzle to be solved. Possible setbacks. Gemini. Also: Gold: Leo.
Pink: Love. Compassion. The attainment of a dream.
Purple: Spirituality; status in one’s own circle. Increased social life, or the desire for same.
Orange: Message from a great Master. Metaphysical or spiritual knowledge.
Brown: Illness. Materialism.
Black: Unhappiness. A rough road ahead. Something that the dreamer needs to know. In extreme cases, a death – BUT THE DREAMER’S DEATH IS NEVER SHOWN.Astrological parallel: Scorpio
White: Purity. Success well earned.
A swirl of color: Great joy, happiness, success. Dreams attained. Luck in love.Astrological parallel: The Sun
- My Favorite from the inter-webs: Have you been avoiding adding diversity (people of color) to your writing out of fear that you’ll offend your readers? I stumbled across this blog searching for help describing my characters beyond their eye color and skin tone. And, it’s a treasure trove! From racial stereotypes to avoid to descriptions of hair and skin tone, it is such an asset. but, what truly won me over it the page “POC Profiles.” Here, a diverse range of ethnicity and sexual orientation speak up about what they don’t like about character portrayals in books/TV/movies and what they would love to see more of. The latter got my creative juices flowing on different and new story ideas.
Check it out at: writingwithcolor.tumblr.com/