Posts Tagged ‘#nano poblano 2016’

It was a long time after I got my cell phone before I started texting, years and years. Finally,  in 2010, I have inin and got a Smart  phonephone. It allowed me to do so much more with my phone,  and from so many more places. And that’s when I started texting. I text a lot with my oldest daughter, hundreds of texts between the two of us each month. I text with other people occasionally but I’m more reluctant to do so. Why?    

Well,  I keep imagining the unsuspecting text recipient. Where are they? What are they doing? Who are they with? Are they in the bathroom? At work? In the middle of a meal? Are they with their boss? With their spouse? With their children? 

There are some people with whom I can text easily but then there are others did whom my texts might be troublesome. I don’t want to cause anyone any problem. 

How about you? Do you just go ahead and text regardless of what the recipient might be in the middle of?  Would you rather text than  call or email? 

Well,  I’m posting from my phone so hopefully not too many errors and I can’t add pics and tags so I’ll have to come back when the car isn’t moving.  

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One of the things I learned in my fourth go round at  NaNoWriMo was about plot ninjas and plot bunnies. What are they? Basically, they are a kind of prompt to include someone or something in your writing. It can give you a fresh idea when you are stuck. When you go to the NaNoWriMo kick-off, you get one or two plot bunnies or plot ninjas sealed in an envelope. The idea is that you keep them until you are stuck. Then you open them up and use the idea to keep you writing.

I know most of my readers are not participating in NaNoWriMo but I figured I would include some plot ninjas (my preferred term) here from time to time, just in case someone can use them. So here’s the first edition of plot ninjas.

–A new character enters your story. They are fond of sparkles and bangles.

–Put a hula hoop in your novel.

–Put a backpack in your novel. What is inside of it? Who does it belong to?

–Your main character approaches a closet. What will he/she find in there? Or maybe it is who will she/he find in there?

I’ll do this again from time to time during the month.



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