May 11, 2022 - Blog    No Comments

NaNoWriMo 2021

Last year I added a list of music to listen to while I wrote my novel. I invited others to come have a listen, and it was well received, plus it turned up the inspiration for me; so I thought… why not do it again?! Keep in mind most of it is low-key electronic, or foreign. There’s a reason for that; most of my stories occur in Europe, and, well… I write supernatural, so the quasi-spooky sounds are appropriate. Throw in a little love and angst, and the music shapes the story. [All are from YouTube,  no ads. Consider buying a piece or two, if you like it. I have. <3]

This year my title is “Mister Go Away”. It’s a bit of a push-me-pull-you sort of idea, which is sort of where I am at the moment, waiting for completed things to engage and live on their own, so I can get on with other projects, new and half baked.

Speaking of half baked… I mentioned to a friend that I might make some Hallowe’en cookies – you know, the kind that are shaped like bats, ghosts, and pumpkins? She said she was rethinking her Christmas tree for this year. We cooked up a Hallowe’en tree idea… a leafless  branch bedecked with cookie cutters for ornaments (after I use them to cut our yummy nibbles, of course). What do you think? Want some?

Originally posted 2021-10-28 04:42:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

May 11, 2022 - Blog, Just for Writer's    No Comments

NaNoWriMo 2013

If you would like to join me in the NaNoWriMo race this year, I invite you to meet here, and let’s cheer each other on! Plus, you can show off your awards [see 2012 here]. 

To participate in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), go to nanowrimo.org and fill out an account form. To choose Buddies, you need to start with one participant – you can use mine : nikichanel. Then go to My NaNoWriMo / Author Info / Writing Buddies or Buddy of (I don’t think it much matters which… heck, try both!), and click on a few more authors that have participated in the past. They won’t mind – they joined just for this reason – to share.

If you like human company to talk to while you listen to characters in your head, bookmark nikichanel.com/just for writers and leave a cheer or groan in the comment section. Feel free to visit often for inspiration to carry on. I’ll have cookies and milk : )

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Hi there; this is a new section for me, but I’m trying something different this year for NaNoWriMo; I will be attempting two projects. 

Yeah, I have gotten bitten by inspiration pretty badly. One is fiction, the other, not. Funny, though… the non-fiction inspired the new story in the Niki Chanel series. This first in the series was “The Ghost Club”, sub-titled ‘A Spirited Wine’. The second was “The Coma Club”, sub-titled ‘Death’s Door’. This, the third one is called “The Key Club”, sub-titled ‘One Man’s Treasure’. I’m still waiting for “The Wine Club” to gel. Maybe after NaNo…

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Dennis Yang httpflickr.comphotosdennis3256153555

Getting on with the task approaching… if you join me, I’ll join you!

 

 

 

Originally posted 2013-10-28 16:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

May 11, 2022 - Blog, Books I Read    No Comments

The Crowded Grave

Death in the French Countryside

by Martin Walker

Martin Walker does not disappoint his followers with this, the fourth book about Bruno, the small-town Chief of Police who cooks (extravagant dishes), is open to new experiences (learns to ride a horse), is a quick thinker on his feet (always saving someone), and great in bed (but we already knew that:)

A recently dead body is found in an archaeological dig in the midst of a Green Party vs traditionalists fois gras protest. The Crowded Grave embraces spy’s, secrets and Sauternes, just the way I like it.

Originally posted 2012-12-10 00:36:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter