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How the Writing Is Going: April 3, 2022

The first thing my twin said to me on Friday: “I dreamed about the apocalypse.” Fiction writers’ conversations must sound really weird to people who don’t know they’re talking about fiction. I don’t know the word count on the WIP … Continue reading

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Writing updates: January 30, 2022

The as-yet untitled WIP is now more than 94K words long. This is still only the first draft, of course; the finished novel will be longer by around twenty to thirty percent, if this manuscript follows the same pattern as … Continue reading

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‘Only humans are people’ and other BS

[typed 9:30-ish in morning of Dec. 13, 2021] The topics WordPress thought I would be interested in today: inspiration, dogs, Red Sox. *shakes head* It would be just one more small collection of nonsense, such as when WordPress thinks I … Continue reading

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(forget)

[I couldn’t come up with an actual title for this post, so you’ll have to be content with the working title/label I used originally.] …So there was a blog post a while back, and although it contained some stuff certainly … Continue reading

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Missing the Point

Someone read this post a couple of weeks ago and apparently took great offense at the phrase ‘passing for human.’ Said it was racist and ableist… I understand how it could be either/both of those things, in a totally different … Continue reading

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Asking for a (fictional) friend…

Seriously, what do you think? Yes, this is another “Who knows what weirdness lurks in the minds of sci-fi writers?” situation. Characters will probably be arguing about it for a long time… but I want to know if you, O … Continue reading

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Writing updates: “fun” with backstory revision. (Argh!)

Some awesome/weird things happening lately in The Adventures of a Sci-Fi Author and His Copyeditor Brother… 🙂 It has already become a running joke between us: “So… about serial immortality.” Y’see, we started to have a conversation about this topic … Continue reading

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Sometimes, he shares a link to a post about writing SECRETS.

First, here’s a link to the other blogger’s post. It’s all about how and why to write secrets for your fictional people. And now, my brief comments on it: Oh, the metaphors…! “In some genres this baggage may be carry-on … Continue reading

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Origin stories… or stories’ origins, at least.

While looking through old computer files on Monday, Paul discovered five unpublished short stories about Hrothgar Tebrey: stuff he wrote for fun, back when we were both hanging out with a writers’ group in a city back east. I’m pretty … Continue reading

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(show of hands)

On Wednesday, my clone-sibling told me about his idea for another series of novels, these a spin-off (stop it, brain! no spinning!) of the current series (the one beginning with The Remnant). Apparently someone didn’t take Geoffrey’s (out-of-story) advice to … Continue reading

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