Camp Pep: Why Reckless Abandon is Crucial for Writing
Are you tackling a writing project this July at Camp NaNoWriMo? Our incredible participants have words of wisdom to share with their fellow writers. Today, Shannon advises you to face the blank page with reckless abandon:
Reckless abandon. These words are my guide for Camp this July, and they’re words I want to share with you.
Now, I’m not saying that reckless abandon is the best way to live all aspects of life (safety is important!), but when it comes to writing, reckless abandon means shutting your cabin door in the face of your inner editor, and creating a whirlwind of written excitement. This isn’t the time to worry about inconsistencies and plot holes. This is the time to write and explore.
There is no better time for spontaneity and adventure than summer vacation…
Okay so something I want to do is to make a Major Arcana tarot deck of OCs. HOWEVER, instead of just having my OCs, I want to give other people a chance to have theirs in it, too. The only requirement is that your OCs be Fantasy, High Fantasy, or Dark Fantasy themed.
Please, If you are interested in participating, put your OC and your url next to the card you want filled. It’s first come first serve.
The High Priestess:
Wheel of Fortune:
The Hanged Man: The Ember Knight (ember-knight)
The Devil: Agon (ember-knight)
As you can see I have already taken a couple of spots to give it a head start. Once you have added your OCs please send me some refs!
Labor participation falls to record low 93,626,000. 1 in 3 Americans not working.
That red line you see plummeting since 2009 does not represent an economic recovery.
A record 93,626,000 Americans 16 or older did not participate in the nation’s labor force in June, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.6 percent, a 38-year low, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In June, according to BLS, the nation’s civilian noninstitutional population, consisting of all people 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution, hit 250,663,000. Of those, 157,037,000 participated in the labor force by either holding a job or actively seeking one.
The 157,037,000 who participated in the labor force equaled only 62.6 percent of the 250,663,000 civilian noninstitutional population, the lowest labor force participation rate seen in 38 years. It hasn’t been this low since October 1977 when the participation rate was 62.4 percent.
Another 93,626,000 did not participate in the labor force. These Americans did not have a job and were not actively trying to find one.
Of the 157,037,000 who did participate in the labor force, 148,739,000 had a job, and 8,299,000 did not have a job were actively seeking one—making them the nation’s unemployed.