Monday, November 29, 2010
A quick recap (for those missing or distracted by chocolate chunks):
Alexis still has no phone, but is warm and cozy when in her place due to wood-burning stove.
Michelle K. has lots of energy due to her increased intake of unusual grains.
Kari saw a hagfish at the aquarium and marvelled at the perfect union of form and function.
Cara is excited about her December travels.
Jordan is not excited about his.
Allison bought each member of her family a sweater for Christmas. (Hopefully they don't read this.)
Elizabeth shared her enthusiasm for crocheting but warned of its addictive qualities.
Sabrina went to see the wrong movie. (No cannibalism involved.)
Michelle W. has somehow continued to resist the temptation to drive the big bus.
For those that can make it, we'll be meeting on January 7th at noon in the lab to put together the excerpt booklet. We'll be meeting again on January 21st at 10:30 in the lab to do the final preparation of the ebook. (These dates have been added to the calendar.)
A plea from the design team to please send your location information to them! (See Allison's post from November 18th.)
Thank you and good night.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
The design crew would be very grateful if you could help make our jobs a little bit easier by emailing us one (or more) of the following:
- the coordinates of the place your story is set
- the name of the place your story is set if you're confused about the coordinates
- an indication of setting of some sort (e.g. home, chair, tree, outside)
In the case of the last request, we might ask you to help us make the book more uniform by providing an arbitrary place, but let's try this for now since I know there was some concern expressed in our last meeting. Please email this stuff to Erin, Jordan and me by this Monday.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I've added a (rather ugly) calendar to this blog to help us keep track of all of the upcoming deadlines. (See right hand side of this page.) If you're having any trouble viewing it, or if you would like me to add anything, just let me know!
Monday, November 8, 2010
fairy tale (noun)
googles (use the search engine)
Mom (proper name)
-one space after periods
-no serial commas
-punctuation inside quotations
-spaces before and after m-dash
-no indent when there is an extra break between paragraphs
-no space after ellipses
-spelled-out numbers (from one to ten)
-brand names capitalized
Just a reminder to send your author write-ups and pictures to Cara at her gmail account by Monday November 15th, @ noon, or else Cara and I reserve the right to take a picture of you inebriated at the next department function, AND to write whatever we feel like writing about you.