Category Archives: Storytelling

Moving forward

Over 13,000 words. Not quite a thousand words tonight, but still making progress. I feel like I’ve got the story to the point that I can follow the outline and write scenes one after another. Now it’s just a matter … Continue reading

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Significant milestone on “Mountain Home.”

I hit 10,000 words tonight. That’s probably less than a tenth of the final word count of a sci-fi book, but it’s significant. I wrote over 2,500 of those words tonight. And they’re pretty good words. I am starting to … Continue reading

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Setting as Character

Link to my latest Fictorians blog post.

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My new “WIP” or Work In Progress

You hear authors talk a lot about their “WIP” which is shorthand for “Work in Progress” and describes that story out of the hundreds floating around in various stages of incompletion which the author currently considers to be the one … Continue reading

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My first official Fictorians post

I’ve had five guest blog posts on The Fictorians blog, but tonight (or this morning) is my first official post as a Fictorian myself. So here’s a linky:

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My economics of writing #amwriting

My last post about my wonderful, horrible, exciting, terrifying year of trying to be “a writer” seems to have struck a nerve with some other writers. Some people expressed interest in more details of that year, with an emphasis on … Continue reading

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An Eagle soars

  I have a heavy heart typing this. Glenn Frey has passed away. Glenn Frey and Don Henley were responsible for a large fraction of the soundtrack of my high school years. My best friend and I would crank up … Continue reading

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