Monthly Archives: June 2012

Summer NaNo: Hold fast the dream (or here comes the hard part)

Haven’t written. Haven’t written in two days, no, three. The reasons are manifold, but they all come down to the same thing: I haven’t closed the door on the hurricane of worries that calls itself Real Life. I don’t have … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 10 June 2012 (Erika and the Vampire)

In the blue hour before full darkness and curfew, Annabelle and her current boyfriend and his friend walked along the path to the miniature golf course, under colored lights on strings like a Christmas-tree lot; the plaster creatures and landscape … Continue reading

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Summer NaNo: A certain slant of light

It’s a perfect summer evening here, with the light just fading to red-gold and a breeze stirring the topmost tree-tops as the birds twitter in the branches. (No, unfortunately I’m not ornithologist enough to tell you what kind, but they … Continue reading

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Summer NaNo: The time machine (a bit of research)

The Summer NaNo isn’t so much a novel as the groundwork for one, as I take the challenge of playing the 30-question character questionnaire against a plot skeleton. Today I’m to ask Leonie what she ate today, in great detail. … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 3 June 2012 (Erika and the Vampire)

“We saw it and then we got called away.”  What she didn’t say: “You be careful. Night’s no time to be out.” Erika had overheard enough about those burnings, and they were girls her age, sometimes boys but more often … Continue reading

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Summer NaNo: Three magical moments

Writing is full of magical moments. I’m in the middle of several of them right now: the glamour of first draft, the rewards of beta-reading, and the lessons of prolific production. There’s the night before creation, when the story starts … Continue reading

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