Waxy turned me onto this very cool site where a novel is told using Google Maps as the background. It’s really incredible even if my description is lacking…
Charles Cumming’s The 21 Steps:
[Via: Waxy.org Links]
The 21 Steps is told by following the story as it unfolds across a map of the world. Follow the trail by clicking on the link at the bottom of each bubble.
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So how did that Clarion West application go for you? I heard you were throwing your hat into the ring…
Still waiting. Did you hear yet?
Yeah, but I rushed ’em. I got an early acceptance from Odyssey and freaked because I had to put down a deposit or forfeit my spot. I emailed the Clarions and asked them if they could speed it up a bit, and they both wrote back with one-liners that they weren’t going to be offering me a spot in the workshop this year. (Shrug). I’ll just go again a different year.
Congrats on getting into Odyssey! That should be fun!
The CW site says that they usually respond about this time of the month (mid-late March), so I suppose I’ll get my rejection pretty soon.
I’m picking up a nice Barbara d’Asti today. I want to have it on reserve to celebrate. 🙂
Hehe, sweet 🙂 Good luck. Should be a pretty good mark in your favor that you run this awesome site!
I’m pretty sure that if they bothered to dig deep I’d get disqualified on the sheer amount of angst I’ve managed to spew across these digital pages.
LOL, same for mine. I think in one of my recent blog posts, I likened them to savages.
I’m far more into beating myself up instead of others. My thinking is that folks will come in here and say, “Wow, this fella needs therapy or a hug not a workshop.” 🙂