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text 2017-04-16 14:17
The Status of Project Frankenstein & Other Updates





Reading Goal


I have completed half of the goal that I set for myself this year. Really happy that I'm getting some reading done even with life being as crazy as it is.




Project Frankenstein


I have finished 8 out of the books that I originally included in the post. Right now, I'm reading My Frankenstein, which is fun. Frankenstein & Philosophy remains abandoned even now. It isn't just dry; it is also repetitive, which makes it even worse!



  1. Parent Material: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  2. Others’ Take: The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein by Stephen Jones
  3. Historical Retakes: Anno Frankenstein by Jonathan Green
  4. Genre Spins: Steampunk: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by Zdenko Basic
  5. Young Adult Forays: Dr. Frankenstein’s Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
  6. Sci-Fi Pastiche: Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz
  7. Philosophical Entree: Frankenstein and Philosophy by Nicholas Michaud
  8. Series Picker-Uppers: The Second Birth of Frankenstein by Will Hill
  9. Prequels: This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
  10. Precipitating Conditions: The Lady and Her Monsters by Roseanne Montillo
  11. Character Spotlight: My Frankenstein by Michael J. Lee
  12. Technological Difficulties: Frankenstein’s Cat by Emily Anthes
  13. Changed Perspectives: Frankenstein’s Monster by Susan Heyboer O’Keefe
  14. Graphic Detail: Monster Of Frankenstein by Dick Briefer, David Jacobs, Alicia Jo Rabins Edwards


Book Bingo



Besides this, I am also playing Book Bingo with my workmates. At the moment, I'm reading a book for the Myth-Based shelf




this is the progress that I've made so far:






Wringo Ink.



As you guys know, we started a Writing Bingo game at work, as well. So far, I've written a short story in the Romance genre, one with a Philosophical twist, and a play! Now, I'm writing a story that starts with a certain phrase. The phrase was chosen by our long-suffering readers and goes like, "Once upon a time, sharks flew across the sky."







As if I don't have enough things going, I am so tempted to start this game. If I do, I think I'll let it extend beyond May 2017 because I want to finish as many books off my TBR as I can! I have already rolled the dice for the first time and got 7 viz.



and I'm thinking of reading this one because I haven't had a chance to read it yet:




Five Exercises for Writing Stronger Narrative Personality


I think I'll be starting with this one and take my time to finish writing about each personality:


Exercise 1: Free Write


"Take three personalities, and spend fifteen minutes free writing in their voice. You can write about absolutely anything – what you ate for breakfast, which elder god will swallow the world, or what the character’s life is like – as long as you do it with their personality".


I want to start with, A cultist on the edge of losing their soul to an elder god,
because it sounds very Malazan-esque and really cool!



The Missing Slate Contest


A short story content that I will be participating in. Here are the details:





The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction


The daddy of all awards and I want to participate in this one. The deadline is mid of May and I kept thinking I had time but now April's almost gone and I'm panicking. I have the beginnings of an idea but I don't yet know how to pull it off. Moreover, the idea tells me that the story is going to be Military SciFi/Fantasy. I might have read books in this genre but writing a story seems impossible.



Stick along for the ride & I promise, I'll keep you posted!





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text 2015-02-23 23:22
Reading progress update: I've read 144 out of 144 pages.
Writing the Hawaii Memoir: Advice and Exercises to Help You Tell Your Story - Darien Gee
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review 2014-07-18 00:00
Take Ten for Writers: 1000 writing exercises to build momentum in just 10 minutes a day
Take Ten for Writers: 1000 writing exercises to build momentum in just 10 minutes a day - Bonnie Neubauer 3.5 stars, worth buying.
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review 2013-03-19 00:00
The 3 A.M. Epiphany: Uncommon Writing Exercises that Transform Your Fiction - Brian Kiteley Super helpful book with so many wonderful exercises that your head will spin.
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