Those With Similar Intent

A little while ago I opened up a thread on the Toronto board of the NaNoWriMo forums, asking if anyone else was keeping a blog of their NaNoWriMo efforts. There were quite a few intriguing responses, some polite demurrals, one post that I think was a snarky rebuff, and one discussion about Star Trek (check out the thread, if you’re curious).

Here I’d like to highlight some of the more interesting blogs (and one interesting not-blog) I was introduced to:

  • NaNoWriMo-ing Orangevillian Tabitha (aka TheTabster) has already started sharing thoughts—including an intriguing excerpt from her ongoing project, The Thirteenth Dimension—on her blog, Leather Bound Journals and Brightly Coloured Pens
  • Raven-haired Toronto NaNo-er Kae McCrae (aka LePipette) is co-writing Cynosure, a horror novel, and will be posting updates on her blog The Dialogue
  • Self-described “on-again off-again smut writer” (double entendre?) Meghan Handcock (aka maja_dren) is currently seeking input and advice on her blog The Brazen Impudent Harlot
  • And finally, in not-blog news: Scarborough NaNoWriMo-er Highlander_of_the_Bluffs has set up a Twitter account for his novel’s main character. I’m a huge fan of experimenting with this kind of multimedia in fiction, and I look forward to seeing what he does. Check it out @TorontoPhoenix

So there you have it: plenty of creativity to go around this November.

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