Monthly Archives: June 2013

MSWL

Last night on twitter something magical happened. Agents and editors tweeted their manuscript wish lists. I saw that some of them do have wishes that are compatible with my writing. So, now I have some specific contacts to look at. … Continue reading

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Science Fiction, Steam Punk and the suspension of disbelieve

Warning: Pet peeve ahead! I like to read science fiction novels every once in a while and I also like the somewhat newer genre of steam punk. Both have their tropes and both have very talented authors telling engaging stories. … Continue reading

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When is it really done?

Yesterday I took the first page of my novel and edited it along the suggestions of a professional editor. (The editor had done a small sample.) Then I printed it out. I also printed out the first page without the … Continue reading

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Joyland – A review

Some authors are a safe bet. You know, no matter what subject matter they approach, they will give you a good story. They will entertain you. The writing will be superb. And they will not leave you hanging. No matter … Continue reading

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High brow, low brow, no brow – What’s all the fuss about?

John Green once said: “…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it.” I call myself a nerd and I am part of many fandoms. I do … Continue reading

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Elements – A follow up on the narrative choices

The old philosophers divided the world into four elements and four humors. The elements were fire, water, earth and air. The humors were sanguine, choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic. I have found that I tend to focus on some of these … Continue reading

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Narrative choices

I am pantser in my writing. I get a story, or an idea, or a character conversation into my head and start writing. Being a pantser, I usually do not make conscious narrative choices during the writing of the first … Continue reading

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