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NaNoPrep: How to Beat Writer’s Block

NaNoWriMo has one goal: write a lot of words. It’s an issue, then, when we forget how to write. It’s a thing every writer goes through at some point, when the words don’t flow and you’re left staring at a … Continue reading

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Blood and Bones | Flash Fiction

There were many more people capable of necromancy – and other, less narratively relevant forms of magic – than were advertising their services in The Black Pages, and more still that were practising the art with any sort of meaning. … Continue reading

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NaNo Prep: Write-In to Write More

Every year, the good folks at NaNoWriMo put together The Night of Writing Dangerously, a write-in in San Francisco. For most of us, that’s both too far away and too expensive to participate in. Not to be discouraged, the Dublin … Continue reading

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NaNo Prep: How to Manage Your Time and Write More

Let’s have full disclosure before I get any further: time is an illusion, the last day of NaNo doubly so. You can prepare your time in advance, and still end up needing to go full-speed on the last day. My … Continue reading

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NaNo Prep: Creating Characters

Some people begin with a novel by defining their plot. Others start with the protagonist. I have a tendency to fixate on one or the other while I’m creating an idea for a story. In my last short story, the … Continue reading

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The Static Time of Chronoman | Flash Fiction

Though no one could ever seek to explain it – at least not without some understanding of the physical and metaphysical nature of the universe – magic came with certain rules of its own that, though never truly communicated, were … Continue reading

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NaNo Prep: Do You Need to Write a Series?

Back when I was a kid and I had notions of being the next JK Rowling – and this was before JK Rowling was the absolute definition of successful author – I thought the best books had to be in … Continue reading

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