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#NaNoWriMo 2014 is here! What are you writing this month? [jennyyang.tv blog]

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#NaNoWriMo 2014 is here! What are you writing this month? [jennyyang.tv blog]

#NaNoWriMo 2014 is here! What are you writing this month?

It's already the end of 2014?! November is one of my fav months because it's the month of my birthday, there is crisp Fall weather AND it's National Novel Writing Month!  This year I will work on my first screenplay. I don't know how I'll "measure" progress. But writing every day on it is the goal.

In 2012, I tried my hand at a novel - without an outline. Egads! It was super fun and intense though. Let's just say "Jenny Chang: Nubian Queen" will never see the light of day.

Last year I opted to do a short story a day. It was super rewarding because it forced me to just get something done. Stories don't have to be EPIC. [continue reading]

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#5DaysOfFail: Day 5 and FINAL SHOW!

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#5DaysOfFail: Day 5 and FINAL SHOW!

#5DAYS OF FAIL: FAILERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE! DAY 5

Last day of the first-ever FIVE DAYS OF FAIL! We are here!

Read all the blog posts about the first #5DaysOfFail:

* Day 1-2: http://jennyyang.tv/blog/2014/1/6/5daysoffail-failers-of-the-world-unite

* Day 3-4: http://jennyyang.tv/blog/2014/1/8/5daysoffail-failers-of-the-world-unite-days-3-4

DAY 5 OF #5DAYSOFFAIL:
INSPIRATION WORD "PLACE"
(FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014)

#5DaysOfFail: Day 5. Place

Blog/Essay: “Barnes and Nobel: My Mecca” by Jenny Yang

My favorite place is the bookstore.  It’s the place where all of the people who care about words and beauty congregate and it is where I always want to be.  People often say to me, Kelly, why do you spend so much time at the bookstore?  I say to them, because books bring people together - real and fictional.  It’s like one big party!

Why read your Harry Potter books for the fifth time by yourself at the comfort of your own home when you can enjoy the comfort and company of other adventure and knowledge-seeking individuals. We can be smart and inspired and titillated together.

[CONTINUE READING]

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#5DaysOfFail: FAILERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE! Day 1-2

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#5DaysOfFail: FAILERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE! Day 1-2

#5DAYS OF FAIL: FAILERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!

PERFECTIONISTS. OVER-ACHIEVERS. DO-GOODERS. JUDGEY-JUDGERS. YOU HAVE BEEN PUT ON NOTICE.  

THIS IS THE FIRST-EVER #5DAYSOFFAIL AND WE WILL BE FLAGRANTLY FLASHING OUR FAILS IN YOUR FACE.

YES! For FIVE STRAIGHT DAYS, a group of creative friends AND i will be performing DAILY ACTS OF FAILURE in an artform of our choice.

 

Read all the blog posts about the first #5DaysOfFail:

* Day 3-4: http://jennyyang.tv/blog/2014/1/8/5daysoffail-failers-of-the-world-unite-days-3-4

* Day 5 and Final Show!: http://jennyyang.tv/blog/2014/1/10/5daysoffail-day-5-and-final-show

 

WE WILL BE FAILING FAILURES OF FULL-FRONTAL FEROCITY.

(and I will be using as many "F" words to describe this as possible.)

WHY FIVE STRAIGHT DAYS OF FAILURE?

As creatives, the process of making stuff up requires us to tune out the evil voices in our head that tells us we are not good enough to even get started. And the reality of creativity is that we need to create many mediocre, half-baked ideas before any one of them can be worthy of being polished up and shown to the world.

Five Days of Failure is one way to give ourselves a nice "sprint" of work to produce.  Our goal is to FAIL EVERY DAY for FIVE STRAIGHT DAYS so that we can practice the process of daily creativity and an accepting mindset that allows us to simply "try" our ideas.

To keep us honest, each participant will email me, the FAIL ORGANIZER, their daily pieces at the end of each day this week. AND they must create pieces related to a daily inspiration word given to us by a third-party. (In this case, my English Professor friend, Scott Okamoto.)...[continue reading]

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