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Longrass IX (from the cutting room floor)

Day 60. 151 pages, 71,338 words.

The leaned out over the soft grass, and casually spat a dark stream of bile from its elongated muzzle. The black liquid hit the grass with a hiss, and immediately began to kill it. 195 more words

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Longrass VIII (from the cutting room floor)

Day 56. 143 pages, 66,767 words. Yeah, not much done Sunday.

The two stood on the hillock, looking out over the plain with their sightless vision. 423 more words

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Longrass VII (from the cutting room floor)

Day 49. 123 pages, 56, 656 words.

Invasion stuck his head through the panel and sniffed.

“He came this way, but a long time ago,” he reported, drawing back and turning to his partner. 263 more words

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How to Tell a Great Story – From Harvard Business Review

Here is a piece in the Harvard Business Review about storytelling in the business environment. Stories create “sticky” memories by attaching emotions to things that happen. 176 more words

What'sNext Cutting Room Floor

Are you a ruthless editor?

I decided to drastically change the ending to my novel and cut 5,000 words. Snip snip, cutting room floor, never to see the light of day. 54 more words

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Longrass VI (from the cutting room floor)

Day 33. 86 pages, 38,655 words.

As it ascended the fourth terrace, the glowing stranger became aware of a keening note, plaintive and soft, coming from beyond the final terrace. 341 more words

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Longrass V (from the cutting room floor)

Day 32. 80 pages, 35,797 words.

The traveller did not panic. It knew, perhaps instinctively, perhaps from the long years it had spent in the realm of the long grasses, that the worm would not venture from its own specific depth – not up the invisible slopes, at least. 249 more words

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