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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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“Finder” can no longer be found here… but I’ll still talk about it. A LOT.

(I did mention that I don’t do April Fools’ Day, right? Yeah. So everything in this post is as real as anything in a post on any other day. There will be sarcasm and such, but I won’t lie to … 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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(method acting/writing)

This one is mostly sort of a stream-of-consciousness mini-blather in response to some not-important (but slightly amusing, at least for me) thing that happened… Typed it up in (*looks up original date*) the middle of January. Sharing it now because … Continue reading

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Sharing a post about the PROBLEM with “Show, don’t tell.”

Today, author Misha Burnett has an excellent blog post about why “Show, don’t tell” may actually be bad advice for writers: “Are you a storyteller or a storyshower?” If you’re a writer (or a reader who has been tricked into … Continue reading

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Good news: first reply from a beta reader.

Got a reply from one of our beta readers this morning. (Yay!) Read it and found it “safe for Grendels,” as I told my brother when I talked to him a little while ago. I am… amused that the beta … Continue reading

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