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Revision: How A Book Gets Better

So, I’m pretty sure this is a good book that I’m writing.  I mean, I don’t know for sure that it’s publishable, especially in the current condition, but I know it’s at least almost there. And it’s getting better. I’m now in … Continue reading

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VP Novel First Draft: DONE

Yep.  I did it. Not the first novel-length thing I’ve done, but certainly the first that has ANY chance of being seen by other people.  Lots of work remains before that point, however.  I need a revision pass, then beta readers, … Continue reading

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The Power of Diverse Authors and Stories

When I first started reading Anne Leckie’s Ancillary Justice, I commented to a friend that I didn’t like the “linguistic trick” of using “she” for characters the narrator KNEW were male.  The ambiguous gender of the narrator didn’t bother me. And … Continue reading

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It’s been a while. Here’s what’s up with me and my writing.

So, I finally got that sleep I’ve been needing.  And I’ve been writing. Around 40,000 words now.   I realized yesterday, however, that I have a secondary character who needs to go. Poor Takeshi comes on the page for a … Continue reading

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A conversation between brain, hands, and heart.

“Dudes, what’s going on down there?” “What do you mean, Brain?” “There’s no writing going on.” “Well, you see, the words go through us, but they come from you.  So answer your own damned question.  We’re busy steering a starship, here.” “But … Continue reading

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Nebula Awards Weekend

I’m planning to attend the Nebula Weekend (though probably not the awards banquet itself; haven’t decided, yet).  I figure, I may still be only an aspiring author, but it’s an opportunity to learn more, and that can’t be a bad … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Week: Ups and Downs

As always, Thanksgiving week had ups and downs. Monday was great.  My daughter still had school, but I was off, so I wrote about 2700 words.  Then I went to her school and discovered that something was wrong with my … Continue reading

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