Friday, January 29, 2010

Words from a Writer: The Perfect Night to Write

Tonight is a full moon, which makes it a perfect night to write. The novel I am currently rewriting with my sister is about werewolves. In our novel, the werewolves phase for three days - the day before the full moon, the day of the full moon, and the day following the full moon. Therefore, full moons are great nights to gain inspiration.

Tonight's full moon is more perfect than usual because the full moon is also known as the Wolf Moon. The Farmer's Almanac ( gives a story of why this is. Most full moons derive their names from Native Americans. The moon of January is named for the howling of hungry wolves outside villages during cold winters.

I don't know about you, but tonight, I'll be writing about wolves...

Song of the Day: "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revivial
Need I explain? This entire post is about the moon...


  1. I didn't know that full moons had their own names. That's really interesting, thanks for sharing! :)

  2. interesting post. i didn't know about such - wolf moon. i just saw the trailer for Wolfman which comes out Feb 12. looking forward to watching that one! Emily Blunt and Benecio Del Toro have great looks for that werewolf movie genre.

  3. I didn't realize moons had names until I started researching them for the novel we're writing.

    One trailer I saw for The Wolfman made it look really good, while the other one made it seem so-so. I guess I'll have to see it and judge for myself. (: