I’m finally back to Nice after travelling for two months. I have basically been on the go since April and now, I just want to stay home. Travelling is nice, but sometimes it’s just good to get home and stay there for a while. So I am planning to stay home all winter long (or at least for a while) and write.
Because November is for writing!
All across the world, writers dedicate November to their craft. There are several organizations that help to keep those fingers tapping away at the keyboard. If you are interested, check out the following:
- For fiction writers there is NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month http://nanowrimo.org/
- And for writers of non-fiction, there is WNFIN – Write Non-fiction in November http://writenonfictionnow.com/
These are just two that I know about, but I’m sure there are others.
My commitment for November is to finish up my first book which is titled “A Year of French Holidays and Traditions”. It will relate the history behind many French traditions. I’m sure I can finish it, but wish me luck anyway.
Since I am not giving you a story today, here are some suggestions for things to do:
- The 5th of November is Guy Fawkes Day in the UK – “G” for Guy: Guy Fawkes and his Vendetta – A British revolutionary, executed in 1605, comes back to haunt us.
- On the 9th of November 25 years ago the Berlin Wall fell – Oops! Gunter Accidentally brings down the Berlin Wall – Find out how the Berlin Wall was opened to the West…by accident
Patricia Sands writes novels set in the South of France that make you feel like you are there. Then if you want to actually see it for yourself, she leads tours in the summer (women only) to the locations mentioned in her books. http://patriciasandsauthor.com/
The charming Geraldine from Comme une Française produces themed videos to help you get your French into conversational shape. She also offers courses. http://www.commeunefrancaise.com/
If you are looking for something interesting to do in Provence the first part of November, think about visiting Les Pastras farm and joining in the olive harvest. It should be great fun. We have been there for the truffle hunting and had a wonderful time.
Well, I’ve got to get back to work, that book won’t write itself.
Happy Halloween to everyone!
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