Archive | September 2009

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When Life Kicks You in the Gut.


Literally…. Which in this case, well, fits in more ways that one. Whether is the loss of a beloved pet. Thousands of people losing their jobs all around you. Spending a week with your mother in the hospital only to return to the same place yourself and endure an agonizingly long weekend in the emergency […]

Quick update.


Sorry for the lack of posts, although I don’t make it a habit of posting everyday. Spent the weekend in the emergency room, severe abdominal pain. Now I got to go and see the specialist, but so far it means a radical change of diet and pills for the foreseeable future.  The woes of an […]

Plotting the Characters or Driving the Plot?


  Speaking of which, have we discussed whether you find your work character-driven or plot-driven? And, any commonalities among the characters who aren’t working quite right yet? No we haven’t, oh gentle readers. The reasons is that the difference between the two (character-driven vs. plot-driven) is hard to define. There is not clear break between […]

Another tag, another meme, another post


Amy posted a writing meme on her site and tagged me so I decided to take up the challenge: Your genre(s): Speculative fiction and mainstream fiction. So far I done a bit of Urban Fantasy (SuD), Science Fiction (short story) and I’m working on Dark Age Fantasy for NaNo. But while I prefer these genres, […]

The Oh So Bland Cover


I came across this book the other day, as I often do when visiting a book store, which is big retail sale area with lots of books in it, but that’s not important right now. Said book had a cover and in the cover I saw the following: A young Caucasian female, in her early […]

Many Rules, One Law


Sputnitsa recently wrote: “The Golden Rule (about writing) is there are no rules.” I disagreed (and still do), and said so. That doesn’t mean that she is wrong. Only that I disagree. Yes, I know you can read the caption under the screaming cat. Irony is ironic. Sometimes. But I digressed. I should stop doing […]

The Alpha and the Omega


I am, as far as my writing is concerned. I control the vertical and the horizontal. Within the pages of my book I rule all. Creation and destruction. All knowing, All seeing, All doing. Yet, what a fragile little universe it is when it thrown in to the vast sea of literary existence. Other deities […]