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NaNoWriMo: External Edit

As you’re writing for NaNoWriMo, you may have stumbled against some of my blog entries to help you create your story.  If so, then you’ve read about the steps I normally take.  777 more words

Creative Writing

WIPpet Wednesday on a Thursday... NaNo Day #26/27

I am late again. What is this?

Admittedly, I had every intention of posting this last night, but I was out writing with no internet until 9:30pm, and then I got home, cooked the boyf some dinner, and then we snuggled up and watched some TV.   370 more words


I'd say you're half an oxymoron

Maybe the editor in chief of Yahoo! Style thinks this is an oxymoron, but the rest of the world thinks that just half of the word applies: 26 more words



Writers can be an incredibly quirky bunch, but occasionally you come across someone SO incredibly ass-backward and unprofessional that you find the entire situation utterly unbelievable. 441 more words


Hospital Story. Take Two.

Remember that hospital story? Or the intro that I previewed? I can’t believe how that story started out. This is how it starts now:

The plane coasted over land cracked with edges deep and soft like the wrinkles of a grandmother’s face.

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Once More, With Feeling!

As a fiction writer, there are so many figures of speech I roll my eyes at. But with poetry it’s like everyone threw out the rules.  127 more words


Photography 101: Double

Your twin sisters. Your neighbor’s two poodles. Your vision during a dizzy spell. Your doppelgänger.

Double can be interpreted in many ways. Here’s our take, courtesy of two yellow lines on a colorful street in East London, England: 299 more words