NaNoWriMo 2011 Launches

Dear Readers, Welcome to National Novel Writing Month!  NaNoWriMo, as it’s commonly called, is a 30-day challenge in November to complete a 50,000-word novel. This year, I’ll be participating in NaNoWriMo!  Along the way, I’ll post excerpts from what I’m currently working on – no excerpt longer than 500 words long – as well asContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2011 Launches”

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Workshopping: Long Fiction

Fifth in a series about writing workshops.  The first article was about general workshop guidelines, the second about short fiction, the third about poetry and the fourth on scripts. Finally, we’ve reached the pinnacle of writing workshop guides: a guide to workshopping long fiction, which means a novella or a novel.  Many writers want toContinue reading “Workshopping: Long Fiction”

Defenders International: Chapter 1-01

17 March 2067 (Log b#6945) It was too early to be awake, the neighborhood was rough, and it was pouring rain so hard it was hard to see three feet away – but little things like physical comfort and imminent danger never kept Canaan Matthews away from training. The rain, in fact, was something ofContinue reading “Defenders International: Chapter 1-01”