Monthly Archives: December 2014

In Which My Writer Brain Surprises Me, and I Wax Celebratory Over It.

My 10th graders are doing an in-class essay exam today.  And I’m all caught up with grading and planning.  So I opened my laptop and started writing. I’ve been stuck in this battle for days–weeks, even.  I’ll get 300 words … Continue reading

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I Like Writing Space Opera. Space Battles, Not so Much.

This final battle is totally kicking my ass. Because I’m writing in first-person, I am trying to limit the battle to only what my narrator sees and does, which on the one hand makes it easier, but on the other … Continue reading

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The Odd Behavior of Memory

Last night I thought of Caisha. Caisha was my cat, an adorable, staid, stoic kitty who was black as night with beautiful golden eyes.  When he was born, I hoped he’d keep the blue, but of course he didn’t, and … Continue reading

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Treading and Sweating: The State of Michael Today

All in all, I’m doing pretty well, really.  I’m writing the last chapter of the book, and although I’ve got some ideas for additions that I’ll work on when I’m doing the first revision, it’s going OK.  I’m learning to … Continue reading

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