Tag Archives: Backstory Revision Syndrome

Sometimes, writing happens.

I just spent about an hour talking with the clone about the latest bits he’s been writing for The Madness Engine.  The story arc with Drake as viewpoint character progresses in interesting ways.  I should have expected the stasis pods, especially the … Continue reading

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“It’s blue glass — it must be from Kentucky.”

We watched Yellow Submarine last week (thus the title of this post — it’s a quote from that movie) after the DVD the clone ordered from Amazon arrived (along with a Yellow Submarine lunchbox, because reasons), and we learned that there’d been … Continue reading

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I can’t write — my protagonist has the flu.

I bet you’ve never seen that writing excuse before.  🙂 I don’t mean it as an excuse, though.  He really does have the flu.  Right now, early January, 2015.  But it isn’t quite influenza; it’s the infamous and mysterious “rare dragon disease.”  Not that … Continue reading

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Clones vs. the Virus from Hell

My clone is still fighting pneumonia, as he has been for weeks.  That’s a fairly good reason for me to have taken a few days off from blogging, isn’t it? Also, I experienced a sensory-overload ‘flare-up’ a few days ago.  … Continue reading

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progress, but not what I had planned

Sat down to write something about “the elusive Mr. Livingston.”  Ended up adding about three hundred words to a story about Natalie Dahl and company instead.  No matter: it isn’t as if either of these stories is needed any time soon.  … Continue reading

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updates: reading, writing, and real life (or a reasonable substitute for it)

I’ve read some really good fiction lately, and I want to write a blog post about that, but I think I still need some time to get my thoughts in order… Some of what I read made me so angry … Continue reading

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An acquired skill

Look! I’m blogging about dramatic irony, and it’s only Monday.  🙂 You know what’s awkward about dramatic irony?  For the author, I mean — all sorts of things about it are awkward for the characters. The awkward thing about writing … Continue reading

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