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Saturday night and we’re doing the beta bop (well, and reviews)

Today in Minneapolis we had brilliant sun that cast icy-blue shadows on the snowy roofs, and that pale blue sky that tells you it’s colder than cold outside. So I hung out on my couch, chatted with folks on Twitter, … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: With (more than) a little help from my friends, or beta-reading as reward

Last night I finished the last cleanup of the zero-draft manuscript of Cleopatra’s Ironclads and sent it off to its first three beta-readers, along with the super-basic beta reading questionnaire that Devin Harnois and I developed for reading each other’s work. … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: what kind of novel did I write?

This week is very high-intensity at my day job, but next week things start to ebb a bit. Last night I made some calendar notes so I wouldn’t forget what I’d promised; in particular, I’m doing beta-reading for my good … Continue reading

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Doing the Beta Bop: Nothing better than a friend with a big knife

There is a rich literature on procrastination and writing… well, it’s simple. We put off writing, because it means abandoning that perfect vision in our heads, in favor of butt in chair,  fingers on keyboard, brain downloading, which produces something … Continue reading

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Doing the Beta Bop (Beta Reader Interviews): TruantPony, part 3 (Sex and the Single Story)

The Beta Bop is a social dance, and in this week’s three-part series of interviews, I’ll be talking with one of my favorite dance partners, TruantPony. Part 1, How You Do What You Do (including brief bio) is here, and Part 2, … Continue reading

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Doing the Beta Bop (Beta Reader Interviews): TruantPony, part 2 (The Art and Science of the Beta)

The Beta Bop is a social dance, and in this week’s three-part series of interviews, I’ll be talking with one of my favorite dance partners, TruantPony. Part 1, How You Do What You Do (including brief bio) is here. Truant has … Continue reading

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Doing the Beta Bop (Beta Reader Interviews): TruantPony, part 1 (How You Do What You Do)

The Beta Bop is a social dance, and in this week’s three-part series of interviews, I’ll be talking with one of my favorite dance partners, TruantPony. While we haven’t yet met in person, we’ve spent many delightful hours on chat … Continue reading

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