A Story Told in Index Cards

So, I’m doing this: http://daisyyellow.squarespace.com/vividlife/index-card-a-day-icad-1.html One of the folks I follow on Twitter, @diysara, mentioned it a couple of weeks ago and asked who’d be game to attempt the challenge with her. I’ve got stacks of index cards on my desk — I’ve been using them to plot books and … Continue reading

Why VS Naipaul Doesn’t Bother Me

Earlier today my friend Gina Penn tweeted a link to an article in the London Evening Standard about former Booker Prize winning author VS Naipaul’s comments that women writers are “unequal” to him due to their “sentimentality, the narrow view of the world”. I was saddened to read Naipaul’s authorized … Continue reading

Art Blast 4/25/2011

You’ll notice this week’s art blast is a little light. Although I (finally!) finished the origami whale stop motion video, I didn’t have time to take pictures for a new one. Worse, I didn’t get a sculpture done. Yeah, I’m a slacker. I did get the first draft of the … Continue reading

Art Blast 4/18/2011

I know. Technically, I should have posted this blog yesterday, since it’s the artwork from last week. But weekends are an insanely busy time for us, so I’ve decided to move the art blasts to Mondays instead. That way I can go through all the art I’ve done for the … Continue reading

Art Blast 04/10/2011

Oh, did I have fun today! It was a mad dash scramble trying to complete all of my weekly goals that I hadn’t finished yet — which was most of them — so I got to do science and sculpting and make my first ever stop-motion film. Thoroughly enjoyed myself! … Continue reading

Letting the Characters Do the Driving– and the Story

Even though I had a to-do list filled with writing, research, sketching and sculpting, I spent most of yesterday reading Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man, a collection of science fiction short stories that I picked up on our trip to Manteo in February. I’d intended to read one story, then … Continue reading

I’m Not Fooling Around Anymore

I can’t believe it’s April already. How did this year get away from me? I’ll tell you how. Inertia. Sir Isaac Newton’s principle that a body in motion tends to stay in motion, and a writer surfing the web tends to keep clicking links until she realizes it’s four in … Continue reading

Changing Gears

Writing wasn’t going well yesterday, so I decided to change gears and do some sketching. Continue reading

Render Unto Caesar his Golden Geek

In October, I told you how surprised and delighted Chad and I were that Cthulhu Invictus (2009 edition) was nominated for a Golden Geek award. Earlier this month, we found out that it had made it to the short list. This morning, the folks over at RPGGeek.com announced that Cthulhu Invictus won the 2010 Golden Geek Award for Best RPG Supplement of the Year! Continue reading

News in Lieu of Views

Since I’m still deciding which of the 588 pictures I took during our train ride this weekend I want to blog about, I thought I’d take a moment to share some news. Continue reading