Archive | October 2010
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A dog sitting on a bar stool is kind of crazy. Me using spreadsheets to organize my characters in RoE, now that is insane. I like to blame Amy for this little jaunt to the insane asylum. I can barely use Excel and yet here I am, filling out cells, well, like crazy! When one […]
And I won’t be as cool as all my fellow scribes who are counting the days to NaNo 2010. A few reasons why: RoE (Part 1) is in full bloom. I’m writing, organizing and generally trying to give birth to this bad boy. I think I’m half way through but won’t know until later on. […]
I’m happy to report that everything is alright! Yeah, no complaints, no regrets, no nay saying, things are just dandy. Yes, the first draft is a bit dodgy in places, but that’s what first drafts are for. I’m actually writing. The words are flowing, the thoughts are pouring, the ideas are going. Yeah, that […]
I’ve read a few comments here on this blog and in other places about authors that say they can’t write good flash fiction (the shortest form of the short story). Flash fiction (anything from a few sentence to 1K-2K words) is seen as a new phenomenon in modern fiction, especially with the rise of online […]
Being a write-by-the-seat-of-your-pants (breath, OK) type of write is great, but it does have one tiny little problem. You tend to miss a few exit signs along the way. You’re pounding the keyboard (or pressing pen to paper) and then something happens. A “wait a minute, this doesn’t make sense” kind of thing. You don’t […]