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Writing fiction

Anatomy of a successful writing week

February 6, 2012

A friend and I challenged each other to write 1000 words of new fiction last week. Then throughout the week we checked in and said how we were doing. And, no big surprise, we both finished our 1000 words.
I managed to get close to double that done without really working too hard on it which [...]

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Chipping Away

January 24, 2012

I have virtually no free time and so many big idea plans in my head of things that I want to do and add to an already packed schedule. Instead of making big grandiose writing plans of finishing a novel and winning the Hugo this year, I’m focusing small on my hobby writing.
Really small.
100 words [...]

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Details and then some more details

January 18, 2012

I just started reading American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. I am only a couple chapters in and already drowning in details. Everything, everything and everything is described. Which right away helps define the characters and the things that are important to him by what he decides to tell us and say about them. Instead [...]

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