Monthly Archives: June 2012

Writer Interviews: Devin Harnois, part 1 (One Writer’s Story)

This is the first of a series of interviews with like-minded writers about their writing process, new works and advice for other writers. Today, I’m interviewing Devin Harnois, my good writing buddy, National Novel Writing Month co-conspirator, and beta reader. She’s … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 17 June 2012 (Erika and the Vampire)

They were at the hole with post-earthquake highway, and Erika stood on the higher level, and tapped the ball lightly with her club. You had to hit it just so, and it would jump, and then ricochet off the upturned … Continue reading

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Summer NaNo: something is more than nothing

So I wrote a few words, and am waiting still for disaster to strike–because it must, or there is no plot. Tonight’s mantra: “Something is more than nothing.”

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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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