birth | 100 Emotions (a sketching challenge)

I am enthralled to discover this almost-exhaustive list of inspiring, complex, multilayered words over at cherrytato (an amazing blog, btw). And while the original prompt is to respond with the written word, I’ve decided to switch to sketching instead to expand my creative horizons. If you are interested, feel free to choose whatever form of medium…

Stories in Exactly Six Words

Lately, I’ve found myself unable to engage in a book. I don’t know what happened, but my mind keeps shifting elsewhere, and I find myself reading poetry/watching anime/looking up quotes/ reading blog-posts instead. I am sure this is a phase that will soon pass. Anyway, I stumbled across an imaginative site called Six Word Stories…

GIMP: A Free Photostop Alternative

GIMP, in my opinion, is the ultimate replacement of Photoshop. Then again, I’ve never used Photoshop (properly) so I may be mistaken. But it’s possibly the best freeware out there for graphic designers. I also like Paint.Net (no, not the simplistic Microsoft version, but something else) for editing pictures, but it lacks the ability to create things…

NaNoWriMo: Finish A Novel In A Month

What is NaNoWriMo? I hear you ask. If you’re a writer, or even if you’re a reader of unpublished (and even some published) writers on the internet, you will come across this word. For me, it took about five occurrences before I took an interest in what this strange, unfamiliar (but certainly an acronym) stood for.