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My 30 Days of Writing-Day 8

I’m going to try and sneak this post in before the Utility company yanks the cord again. Also, tomorrow their will be a double post, September’s AW’s Blogchain meets 30 Days of Writing. Onto the question of the day: 8. What’s your favorite genre to write? To read? I prefer Urban Fantasy and/or Science Fiction, […]

My 30 Days of Writing-Day 7

A storm is brewing, our storm…. And its name is Earl. Stupid Earl! Nothing much, except a few strong gust, some rain and after six hours the power is back on (hence I’m writing this and trying to post before it skeeters away). Oh yeah, the question: 7. Do you listen to music while you […]

My 30 Days of Writing-Day 6

6. Where are you most comfortable writing? At what time of day? Computer or good ol’ pen and paper? The old question about a writer’s comfort zone. I’ve answered this one before but I think it bares repeating, no? I like a nice corner table at the local cafe, either Starbucks or Borders in the […]

My 30 Days of Writing: Day 5

Well Lee, you wanted character questions, you got them! 5. By age, who is your youngest character? Oldest? How about “youngest” and “oldest” in terms of when you created them? Onto the question then. Youngest character? A recent story had a set of twins, in the womb/ You can’t get any younger than that (unless […]

My 30 Days of Writing-Day 4

4. Tell us about one of your first stories/characters! Cue the embarrassment. My first stories were highly derivative. I remember one short about a teenager talking how he made it to a shelter during a nuclear attack. Pretty boring stuff about driving through empty streets. Another story was a follow up to The Sentinel by […]

My 30 Days of Writing-Day 3

I don’t like Chihuahuas, just so you know. Okay, tonight’s question is: 3. How do you come up with names, for characters (and for places if you’re writing about fictional places)? Names, names are never easy. I either do one of two things, invent them on the fly or “borrow” names from history books or […]

My 30 Days of Writing: Day 2

The first question/answer post was well received so today we tackle characters: 2. How many characters do you have? Do you prefer males or females? I prefer male characters, being one. All of my MC’s are male (so far). In fact one problem my second WIP had was that at least in the beginning women […]

My 30 Days of Writing: Day 1

So onto the question of the day: 1. Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you’ve worked with and why. That’s a tough one. I like all my projects, but as far as world building/world creation is concern I think Ruins of Empire (my current WIP) is by far the most ambitious and far […]

My 30 Days of Writing

I came across this meme on the Random Writings blog and decided to give it a try. 30 questions, 30 days worth of posts. The questions are: 1. Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you’ve worked with and why. 2. How many characters do you have? Do you prefer males or females? 3. […]

Clearing the Deck-Week 2: Killing My Darlings

The 360 is back on. 😦 Tried to keep the streak but half way through the week I failed. Couldn’t  do it any more. Why? I sent an excerpt (first 450 words) of my first WIP to a contest, to see if I could snag an agent. Missed the first dateline, almost missed the second. […]