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: June 2011

Q4 Writers of the Future

I had decided to dust off one of my shorter story ideas to enter Writers of the Future for Q4. It’s a story spanning millions of years in a single night with the fate of the earth in the balance. …

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VP XV – Didn’t make the cut

I opened my email this morning and got the rejection for Viable Paradise XV. Twenty-eight people made it in, but I missed the cut with an encouragement to apply next year. I’m not sure if this is a strictly form …

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Characters and Viewpoint

() This was the first craft book that I purchased when I realized I wanted to write and didn’t know where to start. Since I will be attending Orson Scott Card’s Literary Bootcamp and this is required reading, I started …

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Getting a little nervous

I’ve been trying to figure out what I got myself into with Uncle Orson’s Literary Bootcamp. I mean this in the best possible way, but last night I was having nightmares of Mr. Card ripping apart my story. When I …

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Uncle Orson’s Literary Bootcamp 2011

I’ve been anxiously awaiting to hear back from Uncle Orson for the last week regarding his bootcamp and was rewarded today with an acceptance. I have been reading up on past experiences and it looks like it is going to …

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Sins of the Wolf — Aging

I stopped my rewrites of “Sins of the Wolf” after I submitted to VP 2011. At least for the first 1/3 of the book. Today I finished the planned re-write of the rest and now it is aging. Regardless of …

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