Author Archives: epbeaumont

NaNoFeed: this year’s challenge (Writing for the Beloved Reader)

National Novel Writing Month is a fresh challenge for me every year because I use it for an opportunity to try something new. Last year’s challenge, which has become this year’s practice, was Small Writing. This year, I’m going back … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: Beginning again (2017 project)

It’s been nearly a year since I posted here, so I’m beginning again with my tenth National Novel Writing project, Night Shift Variations. NIght Shift Variations: Tales from the Hidden Hours On either side of the story-gate between here and there, … Continue reading

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The Revolutionary Fluff Manifesto (No More Tragedy Porn for the Duration, kthxbai)

Given what just happened and what has been happening and what is yet to happen and some of us are dreading, I present the Revolutionary Fluff Manifesto. Happy stories give us hope. They give us a shape for the future … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: on sorting through the debris field, and the art of explosition

So in my NaNoFeed post about not being the pope of the non-existent One True NaNo, I wrote this piece of deathless wisdom: Some of the best mysteries are about sorting through the debris field to figure out what happened. … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors (Sunday 30 October) character interview #2, The Clone’s Complaint

​Each week, Weekend Writing Warriors presents a selection of excerpts from writers in a variety of genres. Check out the other offerings here. *** A Ship is huge by the standards of a shuttle, but by the standards of a planet, … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors (Sunday 23 October 2016): The Clone’s Complaint (character interview)

Each week, Weekend Writing Warriors presents a selection of excerpts from writers in a variety of genres. Check out the other offerings here. *** Who was Phila, anyway? What a question to ask, after I’ve spent two decades working my way … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: There is no One True NaNo and I am Not the Pope of It

Two years ago, I got recruited as a Municipal Liaison for National Novel Writing Month. One of my less visible duties alongside my colleagues is to moderate threads on our regional forum. So of course my first question was “What’s … Continue reading

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