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Weekend Roundup: April 17-23 Plus Another Writer’s Challenge


Tweet of the Day: Telling Your Characters Apart ——– This has been an interesting week in this here blog. Battles fought, stories told, challenges met: Sun- We opened the week with a Sunday Tweet about Sci-Fi as a genre and why it remains the “big tent” of modern literature. Mon- Hatedom, brought to you by […]

Current Affairs


Not much to report. Putting the final touches to the first draft of my WIP. I can already smell the re-write, but that will have to wait until January at the very least. A warm congratulations to all the NaNo winners out there. You deserve it. Playing WoW right now (World of Warcraft). The folks […]

Spreadsheet Madness


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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Query Week: Alternatives to Queriying


NOTE: This post assumes that you, as the writer, want to snag an agent. By passing the agents or self-publishing will be covered on a later date. —– Is there is such a thing? Yes, but it takes steel nerves and a bit of luck to successfully bypass the querying process in order to land […]

Spring Surprise


This is (or at least it should be) the last installment of seasonal themed stories in this blog: Summer: A Yank at a London Coffee Shop Fall: Ends and Beginnings Winter: Home for the Holidays So here we go! ——— He sat on the conservatory, coffee in hand. He  avoided it during the winter, but […]

The Minimalist Approach To Writing Descriptions


  I am not one for lyrical prose. In the past I tried to describe everything with loving detail and failed miserably. I would write, delete, write, delete and write some more, then delete again in sheer frustration. No matter what I did, I couldn’t get it right. Then I decided to say “The hell […]

We interupt this program….


To bring you some industry news. Yes, because writing is an industry, i.e. a business. You can uncork your ears now, thank you. So onto the news. First, Salon has an excellent article on the pricing wars of eBooks. It has iPad on the title (and a nice little picture of an iPad merging into […]

Home for the Holidays


The music echoed softly throughout the house. I brought you something close to me, Left for something you see though your here. You haunt my dreams There’s nothing to do but believe, Just Believe. Just Breathe. Millie walked in step with him as he made his way to the source of the music. Milo cut […]