Monthly Archives: February 2011

CAPTAIN’S LOG – WEEK 3…WE GOT OURSELVES A DINO PARTY!

Wow.  I barely have stats today.  I’m looking at my log going, what the heck happened to Tuesday through Thursday?  I know I worked those days…though, for the life of me, I can’t really recall those days.  And being that … Continue reading

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THE SUNDAY SHORT STORY REPORT

38.  “When the Light Left” by Becca De La Rosa (Ideomancer Speculative Fiction) Beautiful and touching.  I love this author’s style and use of language in this story. 39.  “Amor Fugit” by Alexandra Duncan (Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, … Continue reading

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“THE FEMALE BRAIN”

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  My best friend has been talking about this book for some time now, and she let me borrow it several weeks ago.  Dang.  I wish I read it a long time ago. Not only has it been helpful in … Continue reading

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STUFF

The Hermitess and her smaller version received visitors today. Well, just one visitor…my good friend since high school, Mona.  We haven’t seen each other in over a year! It’s unbelievable how quickly time slips past.  Kept telling myself, gotta send … Continue reading

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BASIC SKILL SET OF THE 21ST CENTURY WRITER

In case you’re queuing up late for the buffet line, this month we’re focusing on speed! In my post titled, “The Speed of Story,” back on February 8th, I proffered the hypothesis that there are four areas an idea needs … Continue reading

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A COMPLETE STORY IN 3:08 MINUTES

Everyone says you need to read, read, read to understand how story works.  While this is true, sometimes you just need to give 3:08 minutes of your undivided attention.  [Warning:  Contains graphic scenes.] I was turned on to this video … Continue reading

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CAPTAIN’S LOG – WEEK 2

How did you all do this week? Me?  I did a little better this week as far as keeping track of my time.  I suspect there’s still several hours missing, but I’m happy with the progress.  I notice I have … Continue reading

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THE SUNDAY SHORT STORY REPORT

This week’s reading adventures led to the discovery of a great new fiction resource:  Free SF Reader:  Free Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror. The site is run by Blue Tyson, who also runs the site Free SF – Not Free SF … Continue reading

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SATURDAY, WORK DAY

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This was the view of the clouds coming in at about 3:30 p.m. this afternoon in the High Desert.  I took this pic on my way to “the office.” An hour and a half later, it looked like this: You … Continue reading

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WHEN YOUR BRAIN GETS IN YOUR WAY

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Now we come to the third and most difficult part of an idea’s journey to becoming a first draft story, and that is the brain.  That’s right.  The very thing responsible for making us capable of placing words next to … Continue reading

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