Tag Archives: Novel

BookCrossing: Empty Shelves

In which I finally (mostly) cleared off two shelves’ worth of books from the get-rid-of pile. As mentioned elsewhere, I’m going to be backdating a bunch of these posts so I can “upload” them at roughly the same time as … Continue reading

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My Authors, Male and Female

I’m a member of one of the NaNoWriMo groups on FaceBook, and the question of how many male and female writers we read seems to appear a lot lately on those pages. Granted, the real questions were about how many … Continue reading

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Perplexed About: Correct use of “belie”

Exactly what the title says. Unlike some of the other “bugging me” posts, this one is actually relevant to my work. See, I’m trying to work out the proper phrasing for one sentence in my pirate novel. Specifically, the correct … Continue reading

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Writing “exercise”

What do I want that would help me in my writing? Well, there’s always the obvious. More books for research. A newer laptop (and smaller; an 11- or 12-inch would suffice). A second modem or a mobile hotspot. My parents … Continue reading

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Widgets for Writing Progress?

I have a dilemma. I would like some kind of widget to display my writing progress, but it must meet certain criteria. It must not depend on word count. I don’t want to set a numerical goal, and just show … Continue reading

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Prologues…Taboo or Not Taboo?

Warning: quite long. It is, apparently, an old saying that you should not discuss politics or religion. As society progresses, other topics are added to this list, things that nobody should discuss except with great care. Some communities have added … Continue reading

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Artists/authors: Give a feature, get a feature

A lot of people on deviantArt are using their journals to spread art around. It starts when one deviant advertises the willingness to feature other people’s art. Then people begin commenting on that journal, and the first x number of … Continue reading

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Weird writing prompts

What do you do, if you know of a conspiracy, but are cursed to never speak of it? I’ve posted this one up on FaceBook, and I gave it as one of two possible story prompts to a fellow deviantArt … Continue reading

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I’ve created a new site!

I’ve just begun uploading information about some of my writing to my new blog. You can read what I’ve got over at Pioneers of the Shattered Waters. (I really need a shorter address.) As I continue to add details, I … Continue reading

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