Musings

Between Two Worlds

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Since I began taking my writing seriously again–or perhaps for the first time really, as an adult–after graduate school, I’ve done a lot of reading on craft.  Some of it has oriented me as a writer, answered that instinctive call of loneliness and isolation so that I know that others have come before me and […]

Musings

Progress!

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Considering that I felt pretty well brain dead and hormonal yesterday, I made an astonishing amount of progress.  With Pot’s help, I finally settled on an actual name for my paranormal type FBI group (it’s the Investigation and Enforcement Division of the Council of Races, the IED, in case you care).  A small enough thing, […]

Musings

Why I Love Bluetooth

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Like many writers, I spend a great deal of time talking to myself.  Well, that’s what it looks like to other people.  I am often guilty of talking to my characters as if they are actually there.  Sometimes I’m a character, and sometimes I’m just me.  Still, it’s a quirk that writers can get away […]

Musings

I’m Sick And Twisted…

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In the midst of all the frantic work to write and put together my abnormal psych class the last 3 and a half weeks, I’ve been working as much as possible on the plotting front, and as I’ve already mentioned, Pot and I have been doing character interviews.  Mostly I’ve focused on Marley and Conall, […]

Musings

Progress

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Today was the annual retreat for the Evil Day Job.  This meant essentially a 6 or 7 hour staff meeting at an environmental center on the river and no internet access.  In honor of my computerlessness (this is the one day a year that I wish I had a data plan on my Blackjack), Pot […]

Craft

Getting To Know You…Getting To Know All About You…

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Everybody’s got different ways of approaching character development and getting to know the characters of a new work in progress.  Some people have basic character worksheets listing name, age, physical characteristics, likes and dislikes, etc. and they allow the rest of it to sort of come together as they write.  Been there, done that.  Some […]