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I’ve Been Eaten By My Novella, But I’m Still Alive

I’ve been neglecting my site the past few days, so I thought I’d post a quick something to let people know I haven’t disappeared.  At the end of December, I started a novella I have been meaning to write for … Continue reading

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Do I Have a Title?

I originally thought the title of my novel-in-progress was going to be Deep Fire.  I had envisioned writing a science fiction thriller set on a mining station in space, but that wasn’t the novel I wound up writing.  I never … Continue reading

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Angry Robot Opens the Door

Do you have a manuscript for a science fiction novel ready to submit? If so, you should know that respected small press Angry Robot has opened the door to un-agented and unsolicited manuscripts until the end of the year.  Angry Robot … Continue reading

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Where Did the Week Go?

Gads!  Time sure can fly when I’m not looking.  I see it’s been over a weeks since I last posted here.  I’ve found myself short on time this past week.  I had to make a presentation at the day job … Continue reading

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Will the Indie Bestseller Please Stand Up

A fellow writer pointed me to an interesting article by Smashwords founder, Mark Coker, examining trends in indie/self-publishing.  The author looks at survey data from Smashwords sales.  For those not familiar with Smashwords, it’s the largest (or one of the largest) … Continue reading

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Where Should I Begin?

So what makes a good beginning to a story? I’ve been asking myself that since I starting revising my novel-in-progress.  The beginning of the first draft was okay, but I didn’t feel it grabbed me hard enough, shook me twice, and … Continue reading

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Finally, I’ve Started the Novel Editing!

So I’ve finally started to revise my Novel In Progress—I know it’s about time, considering it was a 2012 goal!  Over the past few days I’ve been re-reading the manuscript—just reading it, not actually editing it—and thinking about the notes I took … Continue reading

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Loglining My Novel-in-Progress

I finished the first draft of my novel back in December and decided to shelve it for a while before revising it.  I put off the revisions for several months because I didn’t know where to start.  Then I came … Continue reading

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The Ins and Outs of Loglines

I’ve started revising my novel.  (Actually, I’m still preparing myself to get to work as I polish off a few short stories, but I’m starting on the ground work).  A while ago I talked about the elevator pitch approach to … Continue reading

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How Long is Too Long?

Two years ago, I finished a draft for a novel and promptly put it on the shelf.  I didn’t shelve it because I thought it was bad—quite the contrary, I think it has a lot of potential.  I shelved it … Continue reading

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