NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Last year, I opted to take part in the event and I managed to complete it. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to commit to writing 50,000 words, so whilst it isn’t necessarily to finish a novel, it should at least have you well on your way to having completed it. Unfortunately, I always get far too involved in these types of projects, so I ended up writing over 71,000 words. Whoops. However that month was one of my most technically impressive months of writing, in terms of how accomplished I felt at the end of it. Here’s what I learnt from the annual event.
Having returned to Unity for the first time in about 9 years, I was pleasantly surprised at how markedly improved the platform was. Always reliable, but now it feels immensely better than when I first played with the software. In my time running my previous website, I learned a lot about development in general, giving me a much needed edge. I made an incredibly simple game in about an hour and a half, which I think is pretty good. In any event, here’s what I made, here’s how I did it and here’s what I learned in the process.
All good things come to an end, especially when personal reasons are added to the mix. For the past six years, I’ve been the creator and leader of a group called GeekOut South-West, which was a branch of a larger group we called GeekOut UK. Our efforts were to encourage folk to get out of the house and be proud geeks together, which I feel we successfully managed year on year. 2020 is going to be a year of change for me, as GeekOut UK has now officially closed its doors. They say when one door closes, another opens, which is exactly what today’s all about; opening a new door.
Welcome to Timlah’s Texts.
The Flesch-Kincaid tool is everywhere these days. You can load up Microsoft Word and it’ll be there. A quick Google search will reveal multiple websites, all of whom offer you a Flesch-Kincaid test. If you’ve never heard these words and you’re a writer, you may want to check this out. Today’s Weekly Writing is a quick and easy tip regarding the useful tool.
This is the inaugural Weekly Writings post and I have to say, I am quite excited. Having been writing for over five years, it’s rare I actually write about writing. I have had a dabble at it in the past, but I mostly write about video games, reviewing books, cosplaying and how-to’s.
Today, that changes.