writing

Flash fiction as a writing aid

I’ve been trying to write a bit of Flash fiction purely as a learning process. By having to finish a story in 1,000 words or less I need to cut to the chase. Among other things, I suffer from the infamous “as you well know” syndrome; that conversation that occurs solely for the benefit of […]

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National Novel Writing Month redux

My first National Novel Writing Month -NaNoWriMo did terrible things to my ego, and I’ve been finding excuses not to write since then. On the upside, by trying to write a novel in 30 days learned a lot. Next time around, I need to: Set aside more time. I don’t type as quickly as I […]

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NaNoWriMo wins
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NaNoWriMo 1 me 0

I know it’s only the 28th, but I give up. National Novel Writing Month -NaNoWriMo- wins. It did not kick my ass. It chewed me up, spit me out, and pissed on the pieces. After 30,000 words I realized that I had contradicted –badly contradicted– pretty much everything I said in chapter one. I tried […]

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Field Notes Notebook

This is the notebook that lives in my back pocket. I buy them on Amazon at 3 for $10, so they’re cheap enough to keep several around. There are a bunch of cheaper brands of notebooks, but, after trying several cheap units, Field Notes has turned out to be the best compromise between cost and […]

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