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NaNoFeed: Genre Trouble, part 1

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m taking a little time off from my novel … well, at this point, a one-day break. Tomorrow, December 1, I start work again. Last night I came home late and did what I hadn’t … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: Necromancer and Barbarian (six-sentence excerpt: the midsummer party)

She dozed in the starlight with his head on her shoulder and his soft hair on her neck and breast; the scintillating sky stretched overhead and the year to come lay open at this hinge of the year, a book … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: The Necromancer and the Barbarian: A Love Story (six sentences)

I counted, and this is six sentences (of mine) but I didn’t feel like waiting for the next Six Sentence Sunday (I’m scheduled out through New Year’s) so here it is. The setting is Berlin, c. 2025, following the Great … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: feeling it by doing it (includes excerpt)

So I applied butt to chair (after beefing about it all on Twitter and this blog), and produced words enough to get to 60K, at which point the vista of 80K opened up, dizzying and tempting… Writing buddy Devin Harnois … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: the awful noise of the rubber hitting the road

Day 21, and it’s not fun anymore. Which is the sad fact of life as a writer: there are times that it’s not fun, and the solutions are various. Sometimes it’s enough to walk away for a bit (not currently … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 20 November (The Necromancer and the Barbarian: A Love Story)

Outside the Gothic windows whipped the white veils of a wolf-howling, demon-haunted snowstorm, illuminated in blue flashes by its own lightning. The wax figure on the slab stirred, half-animated; the face moved and then began to melt. The unmistakable stench of … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: The Great Desert of the Interior

Most of a novel is middle. That’s where I am right now, and it’s both slow and terrifying. Slow, because it’s the middle, and I’m no longer propelled by the manic joy of the Beginning, where we set up all … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: Sex, Violence and Other Tests of Character

So tonight I made the experiment of coming home and writing for a bit before I turned in for the night. I ended up doing a variety of things, including starting a Twitter account, and exchanging tweets with a buddy… … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: Dispatches from the Tour (#2)

Well, it’s 1:20pm now, and I’m thinking about lunch at home. I got 3700 words written, which should be OK, even if I didn’t make the (ambitious) goal of 5000 words before leaving. The stomach is deciding this one for … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: Dispatches from the Tour (#1)

I’m lucky to be doing National Novel Writing Month in one of the most active regions in the country, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. One of the features of  the NaNoWriMo experience here is the 28-hour Writing … Continue reading

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