Disney’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)
I’m teaching my first leather mask-making class tonight!
Oh, be nice!
I live next to this place!
"Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you’re doomed." — Ray Bradbury
It’s almost Halloween!
Why yes, it is a “primo” episode, haha. In the third episode of the “preseason” for Nanowrimo, Jim and Ben duel it out and read their drafts aloud. Then we get into some of the planning and structure techniques that Brandon Sanderson teaches in his “Write About Dragons” classes.
Book’s we’re absorbing:
Jim’s challenge to our “ear readers”(listeners): Spend some time in the remaining month to re-read a piece (preferably a short story but it’s up to you) that you thoroughly enjoy and break down the story elements that make it work/not work/how you might change it.
Want to learn how to make your own leather masks before Halloween? I’m teaching a class at Edgewater Workbench next week!
Your adventures in National Novel Writing Month. This podcast covers the event where writers try to complete 50,000 words in 30 days… and more.
EPISODE 17: The Ink & Blood Dueling Society
This year, an incredible literary event emerged in Chicago. Masked writers, calling themselves The Ink & Blood Dueling Society, hold monthly writing duels in front of a lively audience. They craft full stories on screen while members of the public shout their thoughts. At the end of the duels, the audience decides on a winner. In this week’s episode, Ben and Jim talk about the origins of this crazy event.
- Ben Alexander runs BlackRectangle.net and is starting his second season of NaNoWrimo. He can be followed on Twitter @mistahben and on the NaNo site at mistahben.
- Jim Markus, the creator of “Write with Lions”, runs MoreKnown.com and is starting his sixth season of NaNoWriMo. Jim is on Twitter @jimmarkus and on the NaNo site at jim-markus.
Both can also be heard on the Stuff Smart People Like Podcast.
This mask was inspired by Ariel, Prosperos spirit from The Tempest. Emblazoned across the mask, you can read most of the quote: Hell is empty and all the devils are here