30 Days, 30 Posts: NaBloPoMo is here!

The sky was clear and the air crisp this morning. It was perfect for taking Fall color pictures.

Which brings me to today’s world building thought. Some of the best shaped trees are in cemeteries, because they have room to spread and grow. What do your planet’s cemeteries look like? Does your alien culture honor the dead in another way?

Some of today’s musing started last night while we were treating the goblins, ghouls and fairies to snacks. What holidays does your planet celebrate? Imagine explaining Halloween to an alien who doesn’t entirely understand our language. Then, thinking of holidays reminded me of calendars. How do they mark their year? Are holidays on the same date, like ours or are they lunar? Holidays cold be more flexible and be timed to a event, like the day the ice on the waterfall melts.

Tonight’s post was unplanned. I saw the NaBloPoMo post and decided to play along…Does your alien culture have peer pressure?

The WordPress.com Blog

There’s a lot of buzz each November around NaNoWriMo — you may notice some of your favorite blogs dedicating themselves to churning out 50,000 words this month.

If 50,000 words seem like 49,000 too many or you’re more interested in blogging than writing a book, NaBloPoMo — National Blog Posting Month — might be your speed: a challenge to post once every day for the entire month of November. No theme, no word count, no rules; just you, your blog, and 30 new posts.

NaBloWhatNow?

NaBloPoMo started in 2006 in response to NaNoWriMo; not every blogger has the time or inclination to write a book, but the idea of a challenge that forces participants to stretch themselves, grow as bloggers, and be part of a supportive community is undeniably appealing. As founder Eden Kennedy, the power blogger behind fussy.org, put it:

If there’s one thing creative people…

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