Category: Writing

May 24

Book Review: Write. by Karen E. Peterson

Write. by Karen Peterson is a book that, unlike the last book I read, focuses almost exclusively on the actual writing process. More precisely, it’s a book about overcoming writer’s block. To the extent it covers aspects like finding an agent and publishing, it does so only in the context of writer’s block, IE “Are …

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Oct 27

I Don’t Even Remember Making That Last Post

But apparently I did. I’ve had a couple ideas for stories that I’ll probably start working on next month. One is basically Golgo 13 meets Sailor Moon, and another centers around a kidnapper/psychologist who helps his targets realize that they’re better off without the person who comes to rescue them (As of course, in fiction, …

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Oct 15

Writing and Presenting

So I’m about a month away from Gobble-Con 2.0, where I’ll be giving the So You Want to be a Speedrunner panel again. This time, I have a bunch of new videos to show, and I asked for a second hour to do a live run of Mega Man X, even though the game play …

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Sep 24

I Should Let You Know I’m Still Alive

Yeah, that works. I’m currently sitting in the living room of my friend Emily, watching another one of my friends playing Final Fantasy VII. Considering what it took to get here (It took about three times as long as it should have), I’m quite glad to be here. My writing career has begun the same …

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Aug 29

I Feel Like a Real Writer Now

Although not for the best reason. I got my first rejection of a story yesterday, from 10 Flash Quarterly. I’m pretty sure this makes me a real writer, since it will be the first of many rejections to come. Heck, Ray Bradbury says that he got a rejection a week for 50-plus years. I’m not …

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Aug 14

Killing Your Children- Metaphorically Speaking

Awhile back, one of my friends noted that he was editing his book, and implied that he hated the process. It makes sense, in a way; in On Writing, Stephen King mentions that cutting out words from your story is akin in some way to killing your children. He goes on to mention that, whether …

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Jun 26

Checkin’ In

Writing this while I watch UltraJMan play La-Mulana Wii. Writing-wise, I’ve finished a revision of my Machine of Death story that, I think, is stronger than my original concept. As I mentioned before, I changed the concept a bit to focus less on the original main character and more on the reactions to her calling. …

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Jun 20

My Stories, They Run Away

I’ve been working on my submission for the second Machine of Death book (If you’ve never heard of the first one, you can read about the concept here), figuring I may as well aim high as I prepare for the inevitable stream of rejections for my short stories. This one’s had an interesting road so …

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