Category Archives: world building

Roadathah

I finally took my first writing-related roadie of the year this past Friday, spending a few hours bouncing around the city of Annapolis. One of my upcoming short stories, and the vast majority of the action in my Metzgerhund Retreat … Continue reading

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Leadershipping

I’m putting together all the pieces for what I refer to in my notes as the “Unnamed Science Fiction Series.” Writer’s side note: actually, I do have a title for the series, but it sucks, so I am not mentioning … Continue reading

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Time Well Spent

As it should be obvious by now, I am not participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo. Yes, I always welcome an opportunity to expand my creative mind. This time, however, I felt it more important to cash in the time I … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2018 – The Planner / Pantster Approach

Towards the beginning of each NaNoWriMo campaign, I usually see plenty of digital traffic detailing how each participant is going to handle the task of creating their new first draft of a novel: are they going to plan ahead, or … Continue reading

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When Characters Talk Back

It’s a known issue I like to work on multiple stories at any given time. What should be inherently expected from that practice is some of those stories fall through the cracks for unfortunate amounts of time…which means some of … Continue reading

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Charactericticism

Not wanting all my characters to ‘sound’ like each other is always a challenge worth accepting. And, because I also do not want the entire cast of my stories coming across as behavioral clones of me, I make the effort … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo July 2018 – The Behind Schedule Halftime Report

Wow. When it comes to Camp NaNoWriMo this summer, even my halftime report is behind schedule. This halftime report is simple: my word count is so far off pace. And I’m not even the least bit concerned about it. Weird, … Continue reading

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