Thursday, February 17, 2011
The topic for our group writing project this month is Navigation. Your challenge is to write a few lines about any aspect of navigation that interests you. And the prize for the best entry will be a copy of Tristan Gooley's book The Natural Navigator which I reviewed here yesterday.
Take this topic wherever you fancy. Maybe you have some ideas like Tristan's about how signs in nature can help with navigation. Or perhaps you are more of a gadget freak and would rather write about the latest technical navigation gizmo which you covet.
Or you could tell a story about a magnificent feat of navigation by yourself, or anyone else for that matter. On the other hand, an account of your greatest navigational screw-up might be more entertaining.
You could write about navigation on the water (after all this is supposedly a sailing blog), or on the land, or in the air, or underground for all I care.
Take the topic and make of it what you will.
Same rules as usual...
1. Write a post on your blog on some topic related to Navigation.
2. Once you've posted your story, let me know about it by sending me an email including a link to your post. If you don't have a blog just email me the article and I will post it here. Please let me know about your post, or send me your story, before the end of February. Choose a unique title for your post please. I don't want twenty posts all entitled Navigation.
3. I will post here two links to your article. Every day or so I will write a post listing any new entries in the project. Then at the end of the project I will provide a summary post with links to all of your articles about navigation. Depending on how many entries there are, I will probably then choose a shortlist of finalists and invite readers to vote for their favorite post.
Please participate in this project. Remember there is a prize. Even better than a free hat. A free book.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
As for that image at the top of this post, no it's not a picture of me in drag poking myself in the eye with a stick. I think it's some ancient technique of navigation, but how pointing a cross at the sun will help you find the right exit off the New Jersey Turnpike... I have no idea.
Posted by Tillerman at 5:38 AM