Tag Archives: characterization

One Step Forward

Finally got the first few words down on the short story I planned to work on at the end of last year. Went back and forth on setting (science fiction versus fantasy), which influenced how much information I would present … Continue reading

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Writing and Moving Forward

It’s a while since I posted here. More than month’s passed since World Fantasy in Columbus. Thankfully, I didn’t experience any con crud, and I’ll credit the good meals I ate with friends in various restaurants around the convention center, … Continue reading

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Writing About Second Drafts

One of the few advantages of mowing the lawn is that it allows my mind to drop into autopilot; all it’s got to do is keep me walking in straight lines and avoid debris that might shoot out from under … Continue reading

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Writing About Inspiration

I’m reading more than one book at the moment, which is pretty typical for me of late. Primarily because I’m not a fast reader, and my taste in fiction favors longer works more often than not, but also because my … Continue reading

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Writing About The Past

One of the things I struggle with as a writer is how to handle flashbacks. Part of my difficulty is balancing how much to show about a character’s past or past events that inform who they are now as a … 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 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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