the conclusion of the novel – my thoughts on NaNoWriMo.

So, as some of you know, I took the challenge of participating in NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month. As of last night, I have completed the first draft of my novel.

Woohoo!

Yes, that was my reaction. That, followed by me basically knocking out until the sudden realization of me having to do my assignment for school came up.

Now, the point of this post is to chronicle some important things about my NaNo experience. One reason being to give you an update, and the other to highlight this great opportunity (in case any of you are considering doing it in the future).

Let’s start at the beginning; the very, very beginning.

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Yasmina Reza’s ‘God of Carnage’ – Play Review

I stumbled upon this play by accident, finding it while browsing the Amazon web store (which has actually become a decent place to discover plays from around the world). When I looked it up, I realized that it was originally a French play translated by Christopher Hampton into English. I’ve never liked translations, as they never do the original work any justice, but this was a different story. This play was driven by the exciting and unique plot, and really shone through it’s interesting concept; adults are much, much worse than children when it comes to fighting.

Now, unlike my last review, this review is going to be more structured. I’ll be focusing on five categories; plot, writing, characters, set, and worldly affect.

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David Mamet’s ‘Oleanna’ – Review

This is the one play that I didn’t even hesitate to purchase. I first saw it on stage in 2011 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, and convinced myself on the bus to purchase the play (which is something I usually didn’t do at the time). Even though the acting and the directing was brilliant, it was the text that really shone through. Hence this review.

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