On the Writing Front

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This past week and weekend has been spent mostly on studies, creating a gift for a baby shower, and also some writing – yay! The gift for the baby shower is for the same friend for whom I made an amigurumi Baymax a few weeks ago (I just couldn’t resist). Because I know that she is also crazy about Batman and Harley Quinn (the nursery is already a fantastic mix of geeky goodness), I decided to go for security blankets inspired by these two characters’ colours. Unfortunately I don’t have that much time available to finish them in (turns out I have less than two weeks), so I won’t be able to do a too elaborate gift.

Writing News

Last week Saturday I wrote a new story for Cracked Flash Fiction (“The Experiment”, which I posted yesterday) and it felt good to get back on track with the weekly flash. The other writing I am busy with entails some editing of the NaNo novel and some flash fiction, some rough outlining, and finishing the draft of a short story which will be about 5 000 words long.

NaNoWriMo Novel Update

The Nano novel, The Charms of Life and Death, is coming along nicely and I also signed my revision promise on the NaNoWriMo website. I am thinking of posting a small piece which is practically done. At the moment it is lingering between being part of the first chapter or being part of a prologue. Please tell me in the comments if you would like to read it!

What on Earth Are You Studying Now?

At the moment I am busy with short courses on web development and next month on digital marketing. After The Eternal Dissertation for my MA, I still need a bit of time to compose myself before doing my PhD (You can read more about it on my old blog. The dissertation is written in Afrikaans, though, so be warned. But let’s just say… literature! Mythology! The Eddas! Old Norse!). And I still need to decide what to do for the PhD as I have a few ideas floating around in the back of my brain.

Ps. Moar writing and stories!

If you want to read some fiction or check out my articles, be sure to click here or go to the menu at the top of the page. Hersenskim Fiction is filled with bite-sized flash fiction stories that are free to read.


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Having coffee at Mugg & Bean while writing… 

By Carin Marais

Bibliophile, writer of speculative fiction, non-fiction, and maybe-fiction, language practitioner, doer of stuff.

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