Archive for the 'All About Writing' Category

My website has a sound

Fun link: Code Organ analyses the site at an URL to translate it into music. The blogs that live at Geckotemple with the same install of wordpress ...


Passing through Submissions Anxiety, FIN: The crap you cannot control

So, say you've done everything you can in crafting your novel at the level you're working at. You're aware of your strengths, weaknesses, why you write, ...


Passing through Submissions Anxiety, 4: Smooth Moves

The last thing all the writer resources talk about is plot. Plot was my weakness in Eureka, and is less of an issue in Insignificant ...


Passing through Submissions Anxiety, 3: Your Peeps

Continuing this odd series of anxiety and the things I've learned indirectly from writer's resources, I'll talk a bit about character and dialogue. Practicing character and ...


Passing through Submissions Anxiety, 2: Stammering out a Manuscript

Writing a sentence that does what you need it to, is interesting, and is recognizable is context dependant - a good presentation is not the same ...


Passing Through Submissions Anxiety, 1: Writer’s Block

Gah!  The problem with writing a post about anxiety in submissions and putting yourself out there is that it's hard to get hold of.  So you're getting a ...


Query Day, Aftermath

4 request for partials, 1 personalized rejection, and 3 form rejections. Plus, I found this page - On Failing. I've been dealing with an above average ...


Query Day – Round One

Today is my first 21 agent submissions; the supah-star agents. My cunning plan is to see if any of them have notes, and if they ...


Thoughts from Mega Me

First, promised followup: I have adjusted rather fabulously to my new glasses. And my new stature. I realize I've been seeing myself as increasingly dwarven over ...


Sifting

So, unfortunately, I'm a little gun-shy on housing still. Since moving in, I have found myself still restlessly sifting Craigslist; we work well here, and this almost makes ...