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On Revision: Paying Attention

While on our little weekend trip up to Mendocino this weekend, I chose to bring my tablet along and read what I have so far of  764 more words

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Planning Ahead

I know it’s only mid-June, but I’m already thinking two months ahead to August, specifically Worldcon weekend. 

At present, I can safely say that I’m nearing the climax to  485 more words

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Keeping Busy

Despite possibly overburdening myself a bit lately and falling prey to exhaustion and sore throat for a day or so, my latest writing regimen seems to be paying off.  366 more words

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Clarity and Action

I try thinking about new ways I can play around with storytelling.  I’ve often said that the stories that inspire me the most are the ones that have moments of brilliance.  242 more words

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Writing Update: Novella Accepted + GameNationSA

“What is the title of your novel.” Nicky asks me in an excited and almost crazed WhatsApp message. “Do you have an idea for a cover? 1,213 more words

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It's just fine if your book has a message.

Lately there’s been a bit of a dust-up on Twitter (no big surprise) about whether or not books should have an ulterior motive.  More to the point, there are a few complaints out there stating that there’s been an uptick of them, and they bemoan that they’d rather have stories that aren’t all messagey or ‘political’. 381 more words

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Nesting

A barren nest sits
in the tree
outside my window.
It’s a vacant hole
I fill with a baby owl
we once saw in daylight. 93 more words

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