Month: July 2009

Ditto July

Goal time. Mostly because I have nothing really great to talk about, I’ll talk about the stuff I mean to do, but generally don’t get to. 1. read all submissions2. Originally I planned to bang out the CWC submission and then just worry about writing something new outside of that. But I’ve discovered that the…

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200 Blogposts and Something New

Welcome to my 200th blogpost. Initially I thought I’d do something kinda cool with it: authors who would be 200 if they were alive now, great works that were 200, things like that. Instead, I’m actually going to pitch this cool new thing from work. Normally I would think this a silly thing to do.…

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Writing Math

I don’t know about you guys, but in my spare time when I should be writing I like to calculate how many pages or words I would have to write to be done in a certain time frame. For example:If I want to finish a 100,000 word novel in 6 months (average 30 days a…

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Mentor of the Month: Nathaniel Hawthorne (w/help from Jhumpa Lahiri): Where do titles come from?

There’s a line in “The Custom House”: Human nature will not flourish, any more than a potato, if it be planted and replanted, for too long a series of generations, in the same worn-out soil. My children have had other birthplaces, and, so far as their fortunes may be within my control, shall strike their…

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The July Goal Piggy Back Post

Happy July, everyone. So Deb set up her goals and ten points to her! Now for my stuff: 1. rough out concept for 10 minute play competition in November2. two rough drafts of poems for poetry competition in November3. get two submissions for CWC ready–and this has suddenly become more like writing new stuff as…

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