Tag Archives: Backstory Revision Syndrome

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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story snippets from “that novel”

I spent part of this evening organizing my writing files (long story, bad pun, don’t ask), and found several things that I barely remembered having written, including these bits.  They’re for “that novel,” although exact placement has yet to be … Continue reading

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rambling thoughts about writing (evening edition)

Grammar Bird is looking at me suspiciously.  He has nothing to worry about, though, because he’s Grammar Bird, not Philosophy Bird.  On the other hand, he may simply think it’s weird that I have a small collection of antique iron … Continue reading

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rambling thoughts about writing (midday edition)

Sometimes I wonder how Jason has managed to survive so long… Nothing his author can take credit for, that’s certain. Sometimes, writing feels like putting my hands in a bath of acid — which I’ve literally done, by the way, but … Continue reading

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It’s just the coffee talking… :)

My problem could be too much caffeine… Just past midnight as I begin this blog post… I now have slightly more than 1000 words (1019, not including quick notes from yesterday) written for that scene I sat down to work on a couple of … Continue reading

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fan art, meta-fiction, and other things

Cute and cuddly… neo-panther? This picture is someone’s lighthearted fan art of Hunter and Tebrey, characters from my twin’s science fiction novels (The Remnant and The Fallen — book 3 is being written now).  And look, bear-Tebrey has red hair and … Continue reading

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Plot complications — gotta love ’em!

So far, I’m not making great progress on doing everything on that list. On the other hand, I did have an interesting conversation with my clone-sibling this morning about plot complications for the sequel to The Fallen:  a lot about the motivations and … Continue reading

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