Monthly Archives: April 2015

Writer Tech: cheap and easy skidproof work surfaces

Once upon a time, I had a cool folding keyboard that slid off my lap and never folded up as nicely again. So when I bought the current generation of cool electronics, I said: never again! Here’s the raw material … Continue reading

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Genre Trouble: (Mis) Use of the Muse

This post is dedicated to my colleague E. E. Ottoman, who raised the question in this Twitter conversation. The glory of Twitter is that you can have conversations with friends and colleagues, then come back to them later. This exchange … Continue reading

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From Fan Fiction to Original Fiction: Plotting is Pantsing (Excerpt)

All writing is improvisation. This cannot be repeated often enough. As a fanfic writer I alternate between writing stuff that just randomly popped up to tug my sleeve, and writing to prompts that appeal to me. There’s a whole very … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 5 April 2015 (WIP: Ship’s Heart)

Blue is the color of life, Mavra had said. As they arrived in the Karis system, Jehen watched the steady blue glow at the planet’s curve. Space shaded from lightless black, the color of Nothing near absolute zero, to the … Continue reading

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Goals, midweek check-in

This weekend I spent at work on my writing website (look at the lovely new menus above this post! *preens*) At time of writing, there are over 450 posts on this blog, fortunately well tagged. Nonethless, it took some time … Continue reading

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