Category: John

Failure Sound-Off

Everyone else did it. (See Ali, Deb, and John at right…) Right now I’m looking for a job. Already I’ve done two interviews and two second interviews–so now it’s a foot race for who can offer me better stuff. And that sounds good, right? Here’s the thing: None of them are the job I really…

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Who to cheer for?

Hmmm, it’s been a while since there’s been actual competition amongst the writers. But now, it seems Ali and John are having it out in an old-school smackdown style. Who will to fifteen pages first? Who will create compelling characters, develop fascinating plots, and type the fastest. Here’s the thing. Actually, I’m sure they’ll both…

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Critiquing, and again

I have read so much this week that words blur before my eyes in my sleep. I hear narrative when I’m not paying attention. At the last Underground meeting, John made a good point: critiquing helps you become a better writer…so do it or get kicked out of the group. Okay, he was a bit…

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NaNo Month–I’ll Be Short

I’ll be short on two fronts:1. There’s no way I can finish FJR by Monday. I’ll be two chapters shy. But–before the demons come out! I will give what I have to my first readers (yes, Ali, that’s you!) and e-mail the final two chapters later in the month. –So far I’m only making copies…

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How September Turned Out

Well, September’s over. I changed my goals halfway through: to just finishing as much of FJR as I could. I was shooting for something like 50 pages. I got about 30 in and another 11 on the round story chapter…so total for pages was about right, just not all on one piece. Not too shabby.…

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