Musings

The Dialogue Tag Debate

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Dialogue tags are one of those components of writing about which everyone seems to have an opinion. A dialogue tag, according to edittorrent, “is a clause of two words or more which attributes speech to a particular speaker.” (The above is a really great article on dialogue tags–I recommend it.) An example from my last […]

Musings

The Power Of The Stumble

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Okay, so the other day, I wrote about how hard it’s been starting over with a new blog trying to get my following built back up.  I talked about a number of things I was going to try, then went to bed with 4 visitors for the day.  When I woke up the next morning, […]

Musings

NaNoWriMo 2008

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“Sucker.” This was Pot’s response when I told her just now that I signed up for National Novel Writing Month 2008.  See, there’s the badge over there in the side? :headdesk: I did make the decision that I’m throwing the novella in the Tangent Journal and focusing on Til Death.  I need some kind of […]

Books

Novella Questions & A Daily Progress Report

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Til Death: 227 I spent some time today starting a wiki for my potential NaNo project this year and started fleshing out my snowflake method outline.  We’ll see how it turns out.  I wound up spending most of my free time tonight reading the first novella in Irish Magic.  I was not impressed.  There were […]

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Considering Insanity…NaNoWriMo 2008

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I have begun NaNo 3 years in the past with good intentions.  I “won” only 1 of those years, ironically, my first semester in graduate school before my husband found a job and followed me.  I haven’t participated the last two years since I got back into writing seriously, for reasons entirely related to time–a […]

Books

Daily Progress Report

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Til Death: 1231 So after Pot pointed out that I had a lot of backstory dumping, I scrapped the various incarnations of that first scene in Chapter 4 and wound up rewriting it today.  I’m much happier with it.  Finally managed to get a bit more into it.   I’m sure it needs some kind […]

Books

The Danger of Apathy

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This was supposed to be a progress report.  More like a lack of progress report.  I’ve been trying to work on this scene for more than a week now.  I got interrupted last weekend by the temporary demise of my laptop.  Then I was out of town.  Then I was all focused on getting the […]

Blogging

Taking the Plunge

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(Cross-posted with A Field Of Paper Flowers) Well I finally made the decision to take the plunge and move over to a self-hosted blog. Now that my computer is back up and running (thank you God), I’ve gotten the site up and running and all my posts from here moved over there. I’ve still got […]

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Market Research

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I’ve been doing some research lately, looking at the romantic suspense that’s been published and trying to suss out the books that represent the sort of niche I’m aiming for with my own work–that is, romantic suspense set in small town deep south and actually written by a southerner. What I’m finding so far (and […]