Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Trekkie giveaway and NaNo kudos

First of all, my heartfelt congrats to all those who participated in NaNoWriMo, whether you stayed the course or not. I didn't, but I did learn something. I'm a short story writer. At least for now. I love writing them, especially flash. Maybe I should rejoin Other Worlds Writers' Workshop, so I can do their semiannual SSIAWs (Short Story in a Week challenges). I wrote some really good stories with those. Well I think they were. And most of them were published.

And the winner of the copy of Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall is... Shauna Roberts. Congrats!

Alas, no one guessed the bonus question. I guess I get to keep another Quirk poster. Darn! ;) What was the question, you say? Who was the talkative, blue crew member on Star Trek Next Gen? That's the Bolian barber, Mr. Mott. Captain Picard even posed as him - in name, not color - on the "Starship Mine" episode.

Here he is, a little more than 3 min. into this clip from "Schisms".


Shauna Roberts said...

Thanks, Ann! I'm way excited.

Anonymous said...

This is the first time I've commented on your blog... You hooked me with the ST:TNG clip. I'm a sucker for that show. :)

You know, I think one of the advantages of NaNoWriMo that a lot of people overlook is that it really helps clarify for writers what kind of writer they are -- novelist, short story, slow, fast, pantser, plotter, etc. For me, when I did it last year, I realized that I had some huge stories in me. But try as I might, I can't put together a decent piece of flash fiction. I admire your ability to craft good short stories. I'm a word vomiter. )

Thanks for the ST fix. Been a while since I saw my old faves. :)


Ann Wilkes said...

@ Shauna - you're welcome.

@modicum... - Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy the odd ST fix, too. :) That was a good episode. It took me a while to find a scene with Mott.

Pilot said...

Just beam me up!
I wonder why there is no continue on Star Trek - I'm sure there is quite enough material for more movies!