Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Extermination Phase

So… Now that I’ve finished the first draft of one novel and my critique group is finishing up the critiquing of my other novel, I have a lot of revising to do. I spent most of yesterday on my other … Continue reading

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The Sacred Key

So I (finally) just finished the first draft of the novel I started this past July. For the past few months, it’s been sitting at a stage very close to the end while I’d been getting very little writing done. … Continue reading

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“If you could bring one fictional character to life for a day…”

In the WordPress ‘postaweek/postaday’ challenge they have going, they’re sending out suggestions for blogging topics so that those postaday people don’t run out of stuff to write about. I ignore most of them. The better ones I copy & paste … Continue reading

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too long (?)

I have now seen two articles written by people who know the publishing business that say that the wordcount range for middle grade novels should be 20000 to 45000 words. My novel is 80000 words. I read a lot of … Continue reading

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The coven of purple, green and gold

I am not known for posting here two days in a row, but this happened: A friend posted something on facebook, encourging friends not to indulge in anything because of Marti Gras, going on to say that the world needs … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed

In a post about two weeks ago, I mentioned that I’m looking at possible agents to query for my novel.  Using this guide to literary agents as my starting point, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed.  I should probably consider it a … Continue reading

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Story Soundtracks

I often associate certain songs with stories, with characters, events, places, or even just the tone of the story.  I’ve always done this, both with stories I’ve written and other stories.  Then I thought it’d be really cool (in daydream … Continue reading

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