Monthly Archives: November 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 1 December 2013 (Inside the Jump)

“There is no Immortal. He’s gone and done. Dead meat in Genubi’s lab now. She’s back-constructed a good piece of the elixir of immortality by now.” Yasmin had an unmistakably smug tone. “She’s giddy with it, keeps saying, ‘and I … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 24 November 2013 (Inside the Jump)

“I cannot transmit anything over the Uplink,” Iric Desnaray said. “What is the matter?”
 “The matter is that communications have been suspended until we have clarified the situation on board.”
 “What situation?”
 “Your colleague from T-7 has died.” 
To her … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 17 November 2013 (Inside the Jump)

“This situation isn’t going away just because the Immortal is dead.” Yasmin said, “I have put another piece in play. Taryn has agreed to speak for us to the Outposts. With your permission, Captains.”  “Oh no,” Jehen said, “with the … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: the 30-day challenge vs the 30-year challenge

Today’s post was originally written as a comment to this awesome post from Kris Rusch, about the instant-success mentality and the NaNo Class of 2010. I guess I’m Class of 2010 also, given that was the first year I managed … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: sustainability vs workaholism

It’s now the fourteenth of November, one day short of midpoint. I have written almost 44,000 words — and that’s with two days off. Tuesday and Wednesday I came home from work, laid on the couch (aka recumbent workstation) and … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: cusswords as world building, and engineering consult in the afterglow

This year’s NaNo is a wild ride, and I’m having loads of fun with my usual world-building by tripping over things. A cross-cultural exchange between the Ship’s Captain, Jehen, and her old flame, Martisset, following their romantic reunion. (Warning: Implied … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 10 November 2013 (Inside the Jump)

The next wave of data came through thoroughly laced with Yasmin’s out-and-out revulsion.  “It’s at least six hundred years old,” she said. “Age in Years Standard of the Original World, six hundred fifty-three Years, seven Months, twenty-one Days, fourteen Hours, … Continue reading

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