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NaNoWriMo2015, back at it plus Unedited from Day 18

I wrote a little over 2200 words last night, catching up and going slightly over the 18 day mark for NaNoWriMo2015.  Taking a break was a very good idea, allowing me to consider where my characters were, where I need … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo2015 – Taking a Break

As you might have guessed, writing 50,000 words in 30 days is challenging on more than one level.  There’s finding the time to write – hopefully uninterrupted time – and there’s also the matter of finding 50,000 words to write. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo2015 Unedited, Day 3: Setting the Stage

setting the scene Abandonment has a particular way of adorning public places and infrastructure.  It had only been a few months since some of the neighborhoods had been evacuated, and the power and water shut off.  In that short time, … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for ‘WriMo

There are 3 days left in October, counting today.  That means November is coming up quick and with it, NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. I am participating again this year, for the fourth time.  (May the Fourth be with … Continue reading

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Art isn’t Always Comfortable

A comment by OregonGirl indicates she’s disturbed by the snippet of ‘Assignment 3’ I posted recently.  She cited the underage girl in the story, that the story was written for titillation, etc.  She pointed out that in my Daddy/girl stories … Continue reading

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From Assignment 3…

A portion of a story I’m working on for my writing class…  ———- Richard’s attention had drifted to the backyard of the house behind Bill’s old place, which he could see clearly from his upstairs window vantage point, when something … Continue reading

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The Sad and Pathetic Cowardice of Anonymous Commenters

Most bloggers go through similar stages in the early days of their blog.  There’s excitement, anticipation and planning.  There’s that first week or so of blogging and excitedly awaiting your first comments.  Refreshing your stats page is a valid occupation. … Continue reading

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Interview with BD Swain on Reprobait

Retrobait Magazine has an interview with BD Swain that I very much enjoyed reading.  I admire BD’s style and ability to write stories that get me hot and squirming in my seat.  Reading this interview, it struck me how similar … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2014: time to get ready

As a friend pointed out, there less than a week until the beginning of NaNoWriMo 2014.  Yes, it’s that time of year again and I once again will be working on my novel-in-progress, Guys Like Us. I had planned to … Continue reading

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Catching Up On … Writing News

In the past couple of months, I’ve submitted three pieces of writing and had two accepted.  The third is in the mix as of yesterday. At the beginning of the year, I set some goals for writing.  I wanted to … Continue reading

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