Monthly Archives: July 2010

Writing A Novel In 90 Days

A while back, one of my friends, Elizabeth Bear, started a community called Novel in 90 over on LiveJournal to help another writer get on task with a project. The goal was to write 3 pages a day for 90 … Continue reading

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Writing About Characterization

Yesterday was a good day, and I credit Mad Men on AMC. I had tried watching the show when it originally aired several years ago, but for one reason or another I missed a few episodes. While most television shows … Continue reading

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Writing About Time

It seems appropriate, since I haven’t blogged in several days, to write about time. The concept strikes me as one that’s essential to a writer. Writers can’t make time, since there are only 24 hours in a day and they need … Continue reading

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Writing About Death

The last week or so I’ve experienced surreal dreams about death. Not sure why. Perhaps the recent bout of sinus congestion from allergies cut off enough oxygen to send me into an altered state. I don’t believe it’s a health issue, … Continue reading

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Writing and Accumulation

We worked this morning and early afternoon on reclaiming our basement. It flooded a couple of weeks back (probably more like a month) when the sump pump broke. We’ve spent the intervening days emptying out our garage of items we … Continue reading

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Writing Toward Beginnings

writing is part craft, part talent, and, definitely, part dedication Continue reading

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