Archive for November, 2012

November 30, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

by evilnymphstuff

Gratitude is something that everyone should practice on a daily basis. It makes us realise that there are so many things in life that we have, that we love. And that’s a great way to start the day, with a good mood, by thinking of all the things we have instead of complaining about all the things we don’t have. What do you think?

mauritius beach and sea summer

November 28, 2012

My Novel Is Complete But I Have Not Yet Reached 50,000 Words?

by evilnymphstuff

So yesterday as I reached around 46,000+ words, I surprisingly typed:

THE END

And I still had at least 4000 words to write so as to reach the final 50,000 word goal for NaNoWriMo.

November 26, 2012

A Two-Faced Heaven

by evilnymphstuff

I’m slowly getting back to blogging after an awesome weekend at the Tamassa hotel, and I’m soon getting back to visiting your blogs. :)

Meanwhile, here’s a poem of mine that I wrote not too long ago, which basically on the idea that perfection doesn’t exist, not even in Heaven.

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A Two-Faced Heaven

*

The doors to Heaven open to a white light

Blinding; angels of perfection

Pouring a liquor of bliss and bright

Pride into our hearts and soul.

Some great expectation

And excellence is believed to be in our control.

*

November 20, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

by evilnymphstuff

Anyone ever saw an Angry Birds inspired birthday cake? Ever ate one?

angry birds green realistic cake

November 18, 2012

Guest Post: Three Steps to Step Up Your Digital Photo Game

by evilnymphstuff

By Brian Dilg, Chair Photography School at New York Film Academy

We are all photographers now. Within a world that is increasingly visual, when every person has a pocket holding a camera that happens to also be a phone, we are all just ten seconds or less away from being our own version of paparazzi. And we tend to think this is all quite normal, don’t we?

Because it is – normal, that is. But let’s imagine you want your photos to be more than normal. How do you shoot pictures, even with a simple smart phone, that are extraordinary?

If that is you, I suggest first that you think about what kind of photographer you would like to be. Some say it is about being a silent and objective observer – unobtrusively recording whatever it is that is going on at the moment. This is when you are a photojournalist, which plays an important role in how we perceive the world around us. The most talented photojournalists can recognize visual news, which might be the significance of a melting glacier, the smile on the face of an old woman or the drama of a child running out of a burning building. Your ability to capture those things requires command of your camera as well as being in the right place at the right time – and ready to shoot.

A professional photographer quite often gets much more involved in constructing the shot and using the technology of the camera to accomplish certain things. Let’s break that down into three pieces, things that even an amateur photographer could learn (learn, perhaps, as they are looking at photography schools as a possible educational pursuit):

November 15, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

by evilnymphstuff

For me, renewal is rebirth. A restart. A second chance.

It means, turning over a new fresh blank page.

new blank drawing page

November 13, 2012

NaNoWriMo: It’s All Right To Take Your Time

by evilnymphstuff

We have only one month, 30 days, to write a whole novel of at least 50,000 words. That means at least 1,667 words per day. For many, this sounds like an impossible challenge. For others, they know they can do it, because they’ve done it before. And for a few, it is way too easy and the word count exceeds the 50k limit quickly.

But whether it’s a piece of cake or of rock to you, we all have this tendency of rush and urgency when it comes to NaNoWriMo.

November 11, 2012

How To Keep On Writing In Times Of Crisis

by evilnymphstuff

This post is a response to a question that my friend Janice, blogger of Your Daily Dose (I’m sure you’ve heard about her great inspiring posts ;D) asked me in a comment reply:

How do you keep motivated to write when you get to that point where it just seems too overwhelming to keep going??

What happens when life takes over writing? What happens when we are at the point of giving up? I am sure that many of you are at this point if you are doing NaNoWriMo. I was a few days ago, until I could finally catch up on my wordcount.

How does that happen? Catching up? Getting to write as fiercely as before?

November 10, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

by evilnymphstuff

I found it a little hard this week: geometry. This word reminds me of mathematics or the laws of the universe… It’s a vast word, but a much meaningful one.

As a simple teenage girl, I am just going to show you a bracelet – a geometric one you would say? – I did by myself this week.

geometrical bracelet handmade

November 7, 2012

On Blog Awards & Sharing Links Love…

by evilnymphstuff

Have any of you noticed that I missed the Sites Of The Month: October 2012? Usually, at the end of each month I do a sharing-only post where I link every web pages and websites that caught my attention during the month, so that perhaps some of you may find them helpful. But this end of October and beginning of November have been a storm of events for me, and I’m sorry if ever you were waiting for it.

In the last Sites Of The Month posts, I have developed a habit of listing all the blog awards I receive during the month and then instead of following the rules exactly, like the 7 random facts about me I have to list, I change it by giving away a lot of facts about me, yet through my monthly list of favourite links! That’s how I started to merge the ‘Sites of the month’ thing with the listing of blog awards.

And that’s exactly what I’m going to do today.

I feel that it’s important to stop in your tracks for a while, and be grateful for what you received, what you gained along the journey, although you have not completed it yet, and also share it to the world.

So today, I thank:

1. Seasons of Insanity who awarded me with the Reader Appreciation Award:

November 3, 2012

Late For NaNoWriMo? No Worries!

by evilnymphstuff

On the 1st November, instead of attacking the blank page and starting this ruthless challenge of writing 50,000 in a month, I finished my last two exams papers and ended up sleeping. It was only yesterday that I started to write, and my NaNo statistics are well below the expected word count… for the time being.

Are you in the same situation?

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