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: April 2011

Portal 2

Unfortunately Portal 2 came out on tuesday and I spent far too much time playing it this week. Having just won it today, I can highly recommend it. At least now I can get back to my writing and my …

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Viable Paradise 2011

I first heard of VP from Mur Lafferty months ago when I was catching up on I Should be Writing, her excellent podcast. I hope someday to attend Clarion, but six weeks away from my family and job is something …

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Killing your darlings

Or in this case, killing an unnecessary character who provides minor comic relief. From my writing group, Rockingham Writers last night, I got feedback on my first two chapters. I highly recommend our group to anyone in southern NH or …

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Final Re-write

OK, one too many craft books later… This is my first novel and I want to get it right. I’ve had good luck verbally pitching it, even securing a partial read which didn’t work out so well, although you have …

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My new agent letter (revised)

I workshopped my agent query letter through Absolute Write and got a lot of feedback. I think this will be my final format. Posting it for anyone to comment on: Dear Agent, Sixteen-year-old Kara Dawson had never expected her vacation …

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