Monthly Archives: November 2010

NaNoWriMo: FAIL

Okay, I didn’t make it. It’s November 30, and my National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) novel, 7°, sits at a very rough 3683 words, 46,317 words short of my 50,000 word goal. That’s less than 10% done, which is just … Continue reading

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STEP THREE ERRATA & ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction (PART 2)

Last week we revisited the section on worldbuilding, and found that there was too much to cover. Here’s the rest of . . . STEP THREE: The World We left off at the beginning of . . . Chapter 17: Fill Your World With Monsters This … Continue reading

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STEP THREE ERRATA & ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction (PART 1)

Is there such a thing as a perfect book? If there is, I haven’t read one, let alone written one. One of the things I’d hoped to accomplish with this blog was not just to promote the book but to … Continue reading

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THE FANTASY AUTHOR’S HANDBOOK INTERVIEWS XI: J.M. McDERMOTT

As part of the process of writing The Guide to Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction, I interviewed a few key players in the SF/fantasy community. Their wisdom and generosity is liberally sprinkled throughout the book, but I couldn’t use every … Continue reading

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7° OF NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH

A couple weeks ago I blogged about deadlines, or my lack thereof, and mentioned that as a way to gain a deadline, and if all went well, a finished novel, I was going to be participating in this year’s National … Continue reading

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