I’m a little late today because I spent the day at my dad’s, his girlfriend was away to a congress and my boyfriend was away for the weekend, too. We cooked and ate lovely food and just had a splendid time together, it was lovely. Of course it meant I totally forgot about having to write a blog for today.
Last week Uni started again, so far so good. I now know what the topic will be for my bachelor research thesis, it’ll be about fear appeals. You know what they are: the images they show you to scare you and change your behavior, i.e. images of rotten teeth (and warnings) on cigarette packaging. We’re free to choose what exactly we want to research, but the next few weeks we will have to focus on familiarizing ourselves (my two other team mates and myself) with the topic. So there’s that.
As for the writing, I didn’t achieve much this week due to being stuck, but I think I found a cure. Long live James Scott Bell. I’ve also decided that I want to organize all my writing work in Scrivener, which is what I’m working on. I had so many documents and text notes and what not that it was just becoming a big mess. I hope this will help me find some clarity, and perhaps Scrivener is something I can continue to use for my writing. Nevertheless, I wrote around 1500 words last week, which is only a 1000 less than I’d planned.
I finished Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell – this truly was an excellent book on writing and so far, the best I’ve read. Now, on to Save the Cat. I also recently purchased Writing the Breakout Novel by Dondald Maass and I look forward to reading this book, too.
The Blog Mashup
Interesting & Fun stuff!
Recipe for Mint Thins @ Serious Eats – we don’t have girl scouts and their legendary cookies here, so I wonder if these are similar!
The Complete History of Time Paradoxes @ io9.com – pretty fascinating
Optical Illusions with an Einstein Mask @ youtube – this is a freaky illusion, and it freaks out Stephen Fry and his guests! Does your brain do the same thing?
The Most Amazing Space Pictures of 2011 @ io9.com – I love pics of space and these are all absolutely gorgeous. I want them all for desktop wallpapers.
Driving Mr. Dexter – Dexter Morgan, Part 1 @ Doing the Write Thing – I love everything Dexter so clearly I love this xD
Writing & Related to Writing
I Am Creative. I Am An Author. From Affirmation To Reality. @ The Creative Penn – a personal post by Joanna, but an inspiring one, for sure.
Why Your Protagonist and Antagonist Should be Stuck Like Glue @ K.M. Weiland’s Wordplay
Voice Begins with Word Choices @ Fiction Notes
The Power of Said @ Girls with Pens