A Week of Reading Binges & Good Customer Service

Yesterday I met a man who by way of introduction told me he was born in 1938 and his first job paid fifty cents per day. In customer service this sort of thing happens frequently. Some folks just want to stir up conversation, state their opinion or ask someone else’s to measure the contrast. Sometimes […]

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Status Interruptus

The past five days have involved everything but writing. While frustration overload threatened many times, a lot of good has come from Life stomping on the pause button without my permission. Day Eight will happen. Eventually. Meanwhile, I am toying with a few ideas that might help me organize and propel this story forward. A […]

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Day Six

The writing positively flowed yesterday. Which is good news. I was beginning to fear that this herky-jerky two hundred words per day was the best I could hope for until my head exploded and ended everything. Good news! I put about twelve hundred brand new words down and cleaned up dialogue from a previous session. […]

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Day Four

That critical eye… Perhaps the most difficult part of writing — once I have actually gotten the words on the page — is being able to use a critical eye appropriately. I have a tendency to hyper-focus on all the wrong things, and thus, miss the most important issues that an objective reader will immediately […]

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Day One

The rewrite of the prologue to that yet untitled z-fic is complete, and I think Chapter One is pretty solid. Not bad for five hours work. The gruesome monsters won’t make an appearance until toward the end of Chapter Two, so I’ve still got time to relax a little before loading up the high-powered rifles. […]

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An Invitation To Writers

I have a few questions for my writing friends out there. Please read and respond. Years ago I was invited to an online competitive writing group. The time I was there amounted to the most valuable few years of my writing experience. Seriously. I learned more there than in four years pursuing a BA in […]

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