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NaNoWriMo 2013: excerpts from Day 6

This is a chunk of what I wrote last night.  This is straight from my brain pan onto the page without editing or proofing.  You’re getting a preview at the rough, rough draft of my Novel, Guys Like Us… enjoy.  … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2013: excerpt from Day 5

The other people I considered my friends were similar.  Rejects, all of us.  We had our own inside jokes, and we watched out for each other as best we could. None of this explains Desiree, however.  She was not an … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2013: Excerpts… Day 3

Excerpt from Day 3:  About Betty… Betty was an interesting character.  She was my parent’s age but didn’t act it.  And by that I mean that she didn’t act old.  My dad acted like his life was already over and … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2013: excerpt, Day 1

From Day 1: I gave her a ride home once, she’d gotten into a fight with him and he tore out of the parking lot in a hurry, screaming at her through the open window.  I had just walked out … Continue reading

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Writing the Novel, Writing my Life

When I started writing my novel, I saw it as a story about Buddy, a character similar to myself, sharing some of my experiences but having some that I’d never experienced.  I knew that writing the bits I hadn’t lived … Continue reading

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Another Snippet from the Novel: Hick

“That whole ‘hick’ thing you got goin’ on is pretty cute. Works pretty well for ya, dunnit?” She’s sitting across from me, one dainty ankle crossing another, both tucked under her chair. She’s sipping something out of a chimney glass, … Continue reading

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Thumbing It in

I did get some writing done while on vacation, but it wasn’t the ‘sit down at the keyboard with a furrowed brow’ kind of writing.  Noooooo, my Muse was in a mood last week, striking when I was not in … Continue reading

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Novel Intentions

What I’m trying to do with my novel is transform my personal journey into fiction without losing the truth of it.  Buddy is definitely a part of me, sometimes a part of me I envy for his honesty and courage, … Continue reading

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Unsure

Another Buddy monologue, a bit from the novel-in-progress: I had become unsure of my place in the world.  Was I a woman who looked like a man and felt like one sometimes?  Was I a man trapped in a woman’s … Continue reading

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Invisibility Cloak

[A draft monologue by Buddy from my novel-in-progress] You know how people ask each other what super power they’d like to have?  A lot of people choose the ability to fly, or read minds or have super strength.  Some people … Continue reading

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