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Random Thoughts On What To Write

The funny thing that most writers quickly learn is that once they start writing they find that they have more ideas than they have hours in the day.  Which means you have to make a choice as to what to … Continue reading

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What Kind of Published Writer Do You Want To Be?

By this I mean, what types of books do you want to write for your career? That’s why I threw the “published” into that question.  If you’re just writing for you and your friends and family you can pretty much … Continue reading

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Lacking Focus

Sorry, still off in deep thoughts land, so posts will continue to be sporadic.  I spent a number of days thinking about how to treat writing as a business since I’m not treating my business as one.  Still a work … Continue reading

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An Unpleasant Surprise

Hm.  Not sure how to talk about this one.  The problem with a gender-neutral blog is that I think it’s incredibly difficult to talk about certain gender-related issues without discussing your own gender.  Like it or not, our perceived gender … Continue reading

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What Kind of Writer Do You Want to Be?

I was going to title this post “the lab or the factory”, because I wanted to write about something Seth Godin said today on his blog.  But, that’s pretty much the title of his blog post, so I went with … Continue reading

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How Long Should That Story Be?

This question pops up fairly regularly on the writing forums: How do you know whether something should be a novel or a short story?  Or a novella?  Or a flash fiction piece? And I think the answer is really–what do … Continue reading

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Who Are You Listening To?

I was thinking about this today…Who am I listening to?  Who are the people whose voices I hear the most and how are they similar or dissimilar to me?  Because those are the people who are feeding my story ideas … Continue reading

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Unexpected Reactions to Stories

Some stories require a trigger warning.  For those of you who haven’t run across the term yet, a trigger seems to be loosely defined as a topic in a story or an article that will trigger a strong emotional reaction … Continue reading

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Yes. This.

Chuck Wendig: Fuck The Straight Line: How Story Rebels Against Expectation Sometimes someone just sums up things in exactly the right way.  I want to take parts of this blog post, print them out and paste them on my wall … Continue reading

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World-building and Being a SFF Writer

One of my goals for the next two months is to read through the edits I paid for to the first novel and see what I agree with and will take and what I don’t agree with and won’t take.  … Continue reading

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