Monthly Archives: September 2013

Belated Weekend Update: 24 September 2013

Writing/Editing/Submissions -Shame on me. The week got away from me and I wrote nuthin’. Didn’t do any editing, either. Ideas and Contemplation -Here at least I was reasonably okay. Still contemplating the Canadian apocalypse. No firm answers there. Two months … Continue reading

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Schmucks and Minor Characters

It was dark and quiet. A man was going somewhere. He was white, wearing military gear, and carrying a gun. Unsettling music began to play. Out of nowhere, something nasty suddenly killed the man. On the big screen, this little … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: 15 September 2013

Writing/Editing/Submissions -As you may have inferred, I did some work on One Last Dance after receiving feedback from the critiquing group. I received one additional critique from a member who hadn’t been able ot make the meeting, and it added … Continue reading

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The Critiquing Group Reads “One Last Dance”

You’ve heard me talk a bit about One Last Dance, probably. How’s about a debrief on what the critiquing group thought of it? First, the basic outline. The setting is a fantasy equivalent of recent genocidal civil wars. The story … Continue reading

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The P-word…

Hands away from the keyboard for a second, okay? Good. Let’s talk about -porn. Now don’t zoom over and stab frantically at the Back button just yet. I’m talking about -porn, not porn. No naked people, hack dialogue, and bow-buppa-bow-wow … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: 8 September 2013

Writing/Editing/Submissions -As you’ll have seen from yesterday’s post, I’ve started on a new alternate history piece. It’s actually been lurking around in the planning stages for about a year now; I just had other projects in mind that got priority. … Continue reading

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In Which We Consider Alternate History

One of the genres I write is Alternate History, or A-H. It’s a bit of a literary niche, one the bookstores usually have trouble placing. It tends to get lumped in with science fiction, but it isn’t necessarily the same … Continue reading

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