Archive for April 2008

Soap and Inspiration

So, I have noticed a pattern in the way I think about my novel. Aside from the fact that I think about it ALL the time (that kind of goes without saying,) I’ve noticed that a significant portion of my key inspirations have come when I am in the shower. I’ve wondered, why is that…

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The End

I read an interesting article in Newsweek yesterday. The topic was endings. In this particular article, movies were the focus, but I think the principles are the same. The writer, David Ansen, talked about how movies these days try to go for the ending that satisfies everyone, not the ending that the story demands. He…

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Taming the beast

Yes, after a well earned week of relaxation and guilt free pleasure reading (I’ve been working on A Game of Thrones by G.R.R Martin. So far: excellent.) I finally have forced myself to start editing. Truth is, I know several things right off the bat that I want to fix. Towards the end there, I…

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Hallelujah!!!!!!

April 2nd. My birthday, and do you want to know what my best present was?It was waking up this morning with the knowledge that there was a completed manuscript in my computer downstairs.Oh yes. Sweet, sweet victory. Well, truthfully, I am very pleased to have the first draft under my belt, but I am keenly…

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