Stagnant Villians

I've been reading David Farland's, Million Dollar Outlines and I must tell you that so far it's a close second to Orson Scott Card's Characters and Viewpoint in terms of usefulness. One of the big...

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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Press for the finish

I am on the home stretch – Act III of my Novel and I am making a press to finish. I am committing to writing 4,000 words a day for the next four days, hoping to push it to 5,000. …

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Good page for writers

Got the following from a fellow NYC attendee. It’s got lots of good links, including writers conferences. http://www.newpages.com

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Rebuilt

I have manually extracted the old database to put back on what I had before the hacking. Please feel free to re-comment or add new comments.

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Algonkian December 2010 Day 5

Going home. Started moving at 8, didn’t get out until after 10. It was so incredibly hard to leave. I hope the girls will come up this way as it will probably be a year before I get to travel …

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Craft study: Dialogue

This was the second assignment. Mostly scripted. Again, a single write, no editing, so be kind. — Lost in thought, Cathy made the trek from LaSalle and Associates to King Creole where she was to have lunch with Janet, a …

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Algonkian December 2010 Day 4

Today we finished up our assignments amidst the visit to a very good used book store. We had a blast. Hung out with Michael, got some good screenwriting books and picked up a Jewish cookbook for my wife. (Not for …

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Algonkian December 2010 Day 3

Today we met Robert Bausch and got a dose of what the publishing industry is like. very interesting talk. We also talked to Howard Hume, an agent, and got a dose of the agent side as well as critique on …

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Funeral Train of Mr. Ashong

I got the imagination and the complication. Missed the rumination. This is a single draft, not edited, so take it as a starting point. —- Chidi stood by the tracks as the plume of smoke rose from behind the hill. …

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Algonkian December 2010 Day 2

Luckily I was first up this morning. The girls had a lot of catching up to do and I went to bed early. This meant first crack at the bathroom and over to cabin 4 by 8:30. We worked on …

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Algonkian December 2010 Day 1

This was our first real conference day. We started around 8:30. This was a tough morning as I managed to somehow pull short straw and get the bathroom last. Today we worked on our pitches. Mine was almost the same …

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