NaNo 2011: Salvaging your NaNo Experience

Tweet of the Day: There is Only the Text ——– NaNoWriMo is coming to an end. Congratulations on all the winners. Soon it will be time to salvage a meaningful story from it. What do you mean “salvage” a story? You didn’t even finish yours! True, but while you bask in the glory of your […]

Space for Rent: In Defense of NaNoWriMo

Tweet of the Day: November Blog Chain – Cover Copy ——- NaNo can be a pain and the question in everybody’s mind is, why would you put yourself through such a thing? I mean, just write a book already! Then they are those who look down at the whole NaNo experience as month’s worth of […]

NaNo 2011: Ruins of Empire-Dramatis Personae

Tweet of the Day: November Blog Chain – Book Blurb ——– NaNo confession time. I gave up, sort of…. Back pain induced by stress derailed me and I haven’t updated in nearly a week. I still got time and I will finish the book, but may be NaNo wasn’t the best fit for it, format […]

NaNo 2011: Piling on the Dialogue

Tweet of the Day: The #1 Factor to Consider When Choosing a PoV Character ——– Back pain has slowed down my NaNoing but I’m still at it. I have discovered an interesting trend, my characters can’t shut the hell up! Every scene is talk, talk, talk and talk some more. I mean like dialogue, I […]

NaNo 2011: Ruins of Empire-Encyclopedia Galactica

Tweet of the Day: Are Your Dialogue Beats Repetitious? ——- More world building stuff, this time an “encyclopedia” of useful terms. Again, this is a reconstruction, since I lost the original some time ago. Now, in no particular order (and therefore defying the encyclopedic concept|) here are a few terms: Galactic Empire: Form of hereditary […]

NaNo 2011: Ruins of Empire-Timeline

Tweet of the Day: The Iceman Plot —— You may have noticed the dearth of post around here not to mention that this is not the regularly scheduled update to Necessary Heroes. You know the answer already: NaNo Instead I give you some background/world building info on the current project to wet your appetites. I […]

NaNo 2011: Just in time

Tweet of the Day: Zombies of Portland: A Halloween Story ——- ——- That’s exactly how I feel. Bloody internet provider. Three days of nothing, nada, zilch! Lots of calls, no service until a few minutes ago. Frustrating to say the very least. And guess what NaNo started today and I haven’t uploaded a single word, […]

NaNoWriMo 2011: Ruins of Empire

Tweet of the Day: Some People Never Learn – Part Three ——- Ye Gods are craaazy! Yes, I’m doing it again. NaNoWriMo that is. So what is NaNoWriMo? Simple, sign up to the website, and starting at Midnight November 1st, 2011 you start writing. Non-stop. Until the last day of the month. If you accumulated […]

Moving Things Around

The new year means new projects, and old ones as well. Right now I’m looking at my second novel and ways to fix it. Essentially it still in it’s NaNo form, that is, too short, too thin, too mess up. I did finish it, but looking back, the added material feels tacked on after the […]


  Well, it’s that time of year: to look back, to ahead, for resolutions and revaluations. 2010 sucked for me. Family illness, death in the family, recurring health problems. Little traction on the writing front. So, time to make some hard decisions. Neither Here nor There… is getting shelved until I find the proper market […]