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A Book By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

Today’s prompt is to talk about a book that I could read over and over again. I can tell you right now, this is going to be a short post.

My favorite book is 1984 by George Orwell. It’s a classic and I just love his take on where society was headed. And with some hindsight, where it is today; being constantly watched and monitored. I absolutely love this book and I could probably read it over and over and over again and never tire of it. It’s what really got me interested in science fiction stories and more specifically, Dystopian futures.

Another book I love and could probably read over and over again (and am reading for the second time), is Genesis by Bernard Beckett. This has a bit of a utopian/dystopian feel and is very futuristic. It also makes you truly think about humanity and it’s relation to itself as well as technology.

I highly recommend both.
So that wasn’t too short.

What’s your favorite book? A book you could read over and over again and never tire of it.

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A Writer’s Day: Part 9

A Writer’s Day. A Writer’s blog. A Writer’s life. That’s truly what I’m living. That’s honestly what this is. Although I may not have written much today, or written in my novel, I did hit a big milestone for me. And that’s hitting 30k in my novel.

Now I know I mentioned this before but this is a big deal to me. This is my first draft ever, and the most words I’ve ever written for a story period. I’m also more or less on schedule for where I wanted to be. I’m half way to my goal, which is 60k before NaNo and I still have 56 days. And just now in the shower I realized that the last chapter I wrote, was exactly where I outlined it to be a few weeks ago. I did this without even trying or consulting the outline. So I feel quite good about this story.

I’ve been quietly brainstorming ideas about my NaNo novel itself too. I was thinking I wanted to do a dystopian/utopian future story that had some light Greek Myth elements. But recently while thinking up some points, it seems to be going more towards the Greek Myth, and less towards future, dystopian, Sci-fi/Speculative Fiction. I’m not sure how I feel about this. I suppose I’ll just have to plan and write more of it.

I also downloaded and took the free tutorial for Scrivener today. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. There’s a lot to know, and I’m still using Yarny for all my blog posts, and word for my original novel. So we shall see.

I suppose that’s all I really have for now.

What writing programs do you use? What do you think about a Sci-Fi novel with Greek Myth Elements?

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