October 2010

L is for Illusion

For some reason, while I was out for my run today, I had one of those brilliant flashes of insight that end up sounding kind of lame when approached from a more rational direction. Here’s the insight: Writers don’t write stories. See what I mean? But let me explain. When I sit down and write, …

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NaNoWriMo Pitch

I’m messing around with my outline and pitch (query letter) for my NaNoWriMo novel this year, because 1) when I’m lost, I want stuff to go back to, as in “tell me why I’m doing this to myself again?” and 2) It takes me a loooong time to write pitches and queries, and I generally …

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Zombie Change BAAAAD

I’m a Johnny-come-lately when it comes to zombies. I’m okay with that, because I tend to see them a bit differently than the people who dealt with them originally; I think zombies are funny, and public tastes seem to be with me at the moment. Sure, zombies are scary – but they’re funny, too. People talk …

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NaNoWriMo Blues

It’s on my mind. It’s on a bunch of people’s minds.* Everyone who does National Novel Writing Month is getting ready for it, so it should surprise you, if you follow writers’ blogs, that we’re nattering on about it. What we’re doing, how we’re going to do it. Tips on getting started.  Professional writers are …

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