Category: Writing Journal

I hate having to throw a story away

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It is inevitable. When we write, when the muse takes us down a road or path and we eagerly skip along because it’s new and fun and different and because we want to write, we don’t always know what we’re…

if life were like a…SciFi movie

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I don’t really have a Flash Fiction piece worthy of being posted (yet – I’ve got 3 that are ALMOST VERY NEARLY THERE IF ONLY I WEREN’T FEELING LIKE UTTER CRAP I COULD GET THEM READY)…  But I digress.  So…

Music is important when writing: my iTunes playlist

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I can’t imagine not having music going when I’m writing.  Occasionally, I’ll have something else going; like a DvD movie or something, but for the most part, it has to be music for me. My tastes are more diverse then…

I think I’m more Fantasy than SciFi

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When it comes to my writing anyway. And then again, maybe my Scifi is simply subtle; it’s there in my stories but you don’t realize it. I wrote a lot more Scifi stuff when I was younger versus today, where…

Your $29.95 Oil Change will be $100

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The up-sell is a classic technique.  We’ve all probably done it at one point or another, and fallen for it more times than we like to admit.  Why do you think stores have all that crap crowded in around the…

100, 420 Words Later…

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Well, I’ve completed my draft manuscript for ‘Sam Kane’, my novel set in my ‘new universe’.  I was almost light headed as I typed ‘The End’ and realized that I did it; I completed the story. Now comes the fun…

Writing isn’t hard, it’s difficult

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As I look back on my weekend that was intended to be a writing marathon push to complete my novel tentatively titled ‘Sam Kane: A Novel of the New Universe’, I wonder where I went wrong. At the same time,…

On writing and my style

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Had a writing weekend.  It was planned, but the snow helped confirm it (stayed in, made chili).  Basically, during the week I don’t always have time to work on my creative writing other than an hour or two each night…