How to Write 50,000 Words in 24 Hours

November 5th, 2012

For those of you who don’t know, November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo! People take a personal challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 days.

Family abandonment too….

However, some decide to ramp that up and try to write it in 24 hours. And I thought, why not? Gave it a try, and a carpel tunnel diagnosis later, I succeeded!

BLynchBooks asked me for tips, and what started out as a quick message turned into a TL;DR post. So I figured I would post it on my blog too!
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NaNoWrimo – The Musical: Episode 1 is out!

November 3rd, 2012

I have always had a dream to write a musical for NaNoWriMo. And I finally did with a help of some friends. We had only 3 months, no budget, but a lot of enthusiasm. I hope you enjoy it! :D

http://NaNoMusical.Com

Quantity Produces Quality – A NaNoWriMo Post

October 26th, 2012

“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein

As November approaches and I still haven’t had a chance to do things like outline or plan my next novel, largely thanks to work on other consuming projects like  NaNoToons and the NaNoMusical, I’ve been feeling the need to explain why I love doing NaNoWriMo so much.

I can understand why people don’t like it. Look, we, as wrimo’s, are crazy about it. We’re like a cult. And some wrimos think that if you DON’T do Nano, you’re a creative dunce. No wonder there is backlash.

Some people have different ways of expressing their creativity. That’s fine! I won’t force anyone to do it. It’s silly to look down on someone who doesn’t do NaNoWriMo, just as it is silly to look down on people who do.

Why do I continue to do NaNoWriMo? Because I believe that creativity can be practiced. I don’t get writer’s block. Ask my creative partners. There are probably many reasons for this. Some say I don’t have any filters (I don’t really), others think I’m a loony (possibly) but one of the main reasons, I think, is that I practice it.

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NaNoMusical

September 13th, 2012

We wrote a musical on NO budget! It’s eating up all my time such that I have no time for social media, or almost anything. But am I having fun? Yes! :D

[Song] D&E “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots”

June 20th, 2012

Debs and Errol cover The Flaming Lips song – “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots”

This was a request from Marty!

Thoughts

June 5th, 2012

Sometimes I get thoughts. But I don’t want to put them on the internets because I don’t want people thinking I’m some pretentious academic. Heck, I hate sitting in lectures.

Anyway. I need some place to put this before I forget.

One problem with the culture of Christianity is not that we no longer adhere to the rituals of those in power. It’s that the resulting outrage of this is used as an excuse to ignore the pleas of the powerless.

I am so liberal, I think it’s OK to be conservative.

There is no virtue humanity cannot turn into a vice. There is no vice God cannot forgive.

[Song] Every Major’s Terrible

May 7th, 2012

XKCD had this comic: http://xkcd.com/1052/
Every Major’s Terrible – a Parody of Modern Major General

A friend asked me to sing it the same day! THIS WAS FREAKING HARD. I secretly loathe you now Tania. :D No, I did not speed up my voice… that’s why I sound all wonky when singing it. *sigh*

Whitless Letters To – Skyrim (Featuring Errol!)

March 20th, 2012

Allo! As you may or may not know, my friend Whitless, who is in the comic a lot, does letters to video game characters or video games… or… to whomever she feels like.

Anyway, this past letter has ME in it! HUZZAH! I was so excited. We even practiced. She wanted to script something out and have me memorize it (with a little adlib thrown in).

So I was an excited guy. :D I don’t know how to categorize this, so I’m putting it under Reviews.

Also thanks to VIDEO NINJA who does all the editing and videoing. :D

You can discuss here!

Errol & The Bald Guy – Episode Not – 01 Compilation

March 20th, 2012

My computer died on us this week so there is no episode. Instead we leave you with this lame 80s sitcom-styled clipshow from earlier episodes. We will be back next week, promise!

You can discuss here!

[WE Tangent] “John Carter” Review

March 19th, 2012

Huzzah! The Latest Whitless and Errol Review! :D

You can discuss it on the Debs & Errol Site!