A lighthearted look at life at the intersection of creativity, entertainment and technology from one of the singular personalities in podcasting. Indiana Jim covers the art and craft of writing Science Fiction and Fantasy, genre movie and TV opinion and analysis, book reviews, free speech and ethics in the age of Social Media, and an everyman’s perspective on developments in technology.
It’s About Time – NaNoWriMo Day 14
Day 11: 822 words
Day 12, 13, 14: Meh
I’ll explain–and I’ll use small words, so that you’ll be sure to understand, you warthog-faced buffoon. This is a bit of a long one, but it’s all about how we choose to spend our time. In the course of doing NaNoWriMo, my inevitable boredom kicks in, and I don’t even want to look at the story. It has nothing to do with the story, and everything to do with my fluctuating interests.
Shiny Object Syndrome from Cliff Ravenscraft
Status Report – NaNoWriMo Day 9 & 10
Day 9: 165 words
Day 10: 1,679 words
Total: 13,548 (Pending Day 11 finish)
Pace Deficit: 4,778
Just a quick episode to let you know what’s been going on, why I haven’t been able to get episodes out on the daily.
The Problem With Romantic Comedy – NaNoWriMo Day 7 & 8
Day 7: 1,403 Words
Day 8: 1,487 Words
Got a little closer to the regular pace today. In this episode, what kept me from an episode yesterday, and behind the scenes on the story! I introduce some genuine conflict to the romance angle, and rant about how romantic comedies so often get it wrong!
I Deleted the Sex Scene – NaNoWriMo Day 6
Day 6: 849 new words, 114 net gain
Total: 8,260 words
Yes, I cut the sex scene because it was an obvious tonal mismatch with the voice of the piece. This discussion is about the difference between an obvious cut and self-editing or tweaking your prose or tinkering with the plot.
Constraints on Creativity – NaNoWriMo Day 5
Day 5: 1,761 words
Total: 8,146 words
I got back up over the daily goal and halved my deficit in the benchmark total. I was totally caught off guard by what became the perfect opportunity for a sex scene and I just went with it! It was pretty liberating but kind of uncomfortable at the same time. In tonight’s discussion, I get into arbitrary constraints on your writing and what that means to your creativity. It can be liberating to not constrain yourself, but it can also be a challenge and growth opportunity to write within certain constraints. The important thing is that you decide!
Be Kind to Yourself – NaNoWriMo Day 4
Day 4: 1,314 words
A short episode tonight, but an important word about taking care of yourself when unforseen things come up.