This week’s NaNo writing prompt is a photo I took of crowds at the 2016 art deco festival in Napier, New Zealand. The festival draws around 40,000 people to central Napier, many of them in period costume – it has to be one of the largest displays of public cosplay in the world. Everybody has … More This week’s NaNo writing prompt
This week’s NaNo writing prompt is a photo I took of a 1920 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost on display in early 2016 at Art Deco weekend in Napier, New Zealand. Copyright © Matthew Wright 2016
What music do you listen to when writing? Can you listen to music at all? It’s one of the most powerful tools writers can have at their disposal – especially for unsticking the muse. Put another way, you’re pretty much guaranteed to write something different while jouncing along to Katy Perry than if you hurled … More Using music to defeat writers’ block
Stuck for ideas? Here’s a photo I took inside Sir Peter Jackson’s amazing ‘Knights of the Sky’ exhibition at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre near Blenheim. This awesome 1:1 scale diorama has a story attached to it, involving a Kiwi pilot, seen here outside his aircraft, piloting it down after suffering severe control-surface damage – … More This week’s NaNo writing inspiration
This week’s writing planning prompt is a photo I took of a silver fern frond. The fern is iconic to New Zealand. Copyright © Matthew Wright 2016
This week’s writing planning prompt is a photo I took of Sydney Opera House – one of Australia’s most iconic buildings. Copyright © Matthew Wright 2016
This week’s writing planning prompt is a photo I took of a Tyrannosaur. A little one, Guanlong Wucaii. The model was 1:1 scale. I think it was a model, anyway… 🙂 Copyright © Matthew Wright 2016
When I was looking around for a new car a couple of years ago I made the difficult decision to go with an automatic. To me, autos aren’t proper cars, and they don’t require proper driving, especially with cruise control. You don’t drive them, you sit and ride in them while steering a bit. Mind … More Is driving an auto real driving?
This week’s writing challenge is the last for a while, and revolves around a photo I took of detail in Sir Peter Jackson’s amazing Gallipoli diorama – an exact replica of the Chunuk Bair battle above Anzac Cove, complete with 5000 hand-painted and posed model soldiers, mostly built by local wargamers. Use the photo to inspire … More This week’s short story challenge
This week’s short story challenge, as we roll into another anniversary of those dramatic days of early August 1914 when the world crashed into war, is a photo I took inside Sir Peter Jackson’s amazing ‘Knights of the Sky’ exhibition at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre near Blenheim. The picture is from a snow-clad diorama … More This week’s short story challenge
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