Monthly Archives: October 2011

NaNoFeed: Between the Worlds

Today we’re on the eve of National Novel Writing Month, which coincides with one of my favorite holidays. In all of its faces, be it the Eve of All Saints, Halloween, Day of the Dead, or Samhain, this holiday celebrates … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 30 October 2011 (Annie Brown and the Superhero Blues)

Beulah Mae and Martin had been as brilliant as the sparkling cusp of a wave driving in to the beach at Waikiki with the force of three thousand miles of Pacific behind it. Behind them swelled the hopes and ambitions … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: Who are your people? A magic tool for finding out!

The best part of National Novel Writing Month is reading the forums and picking up new and interesting ideas about how to write. Once in a while I encounter something truly magical that revolutionizes my practice as a writer. So … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: research as vacation

In the run-up to National Novel Writing Month, I’m doing a lot of research and writing. Yesterday, my box of research materials arrived: two DVD documentaries about life in the European Iron Age, one about the Germans and the other … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 23 October 2011 (The Lost Pissarro)

“Of course she does,” Stavros said. “I looked her up. They haven’t found any of them,” She didn’t want to say aloud what she could all too easily imagine: she would die, and they would dismantle that tiny apartment, and … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: On the Eve

In the run-up to National Novel Writing Month, I’ve spent the last month interviewing my characters and figuring out a rough notion of the setting for my story. I’ve also added a few more goals to the list for the … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 16 October 2011 (The Lost Pissarro)

It was a shame there was nobody alive with that kind of spirit, she thought, but then Victorine and she wouldn’t understand each other. Only in paint and canvas. She read French, but spoke it excecrably. (And that was just … Continue reading

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