Month: October 2011

A Margaret Atwood Inspired Short

Intro: In September I participated in the Colorado Springs Writing Marathon. I’d just finished reading Atwood’s Good Bones and Simple Murders (reviewed tomorrow) and really, really wanted to try something small and twisty like the stories in that book. The following is the result: The Crayon It’s robin-egg blue and hidden behind a potted plant. The…

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NaNoWriMo Prep Time!

This year, I’m doing it. Last year I did not. Last year, I didn’t even try it because I was in the middle of big project that I didn’t want to interrupt. This year, I can write an entire section of my current novel in one month – a section with its own beginning middle…

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What Do Chapter Titles Reveal About Your Book (Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake)

I’m not a writer who titles her chapters – though I’ve considered it for various projects, including my WiP. J.K. Rowling titled all chapters in the Harry Potter series, Neil Gaiman titled his chapters in The Graveyard Book, and there’s a whole host of other authors who title their chapters. It’s something I think we…

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