Dead Giveaway (WIP-5)

Previously: Dead Giveaway (WIP-4) …After a brief pause, Henry said, “Miles, can I ask you a personal question.” “Most certainly Henry, ask away.” Miles said without hesitation. “Do you remember when you died?”   Miles stared at Henry for a long minute. With a slight nod he began. “Father was an educated man, but he […]

Writing Great Dialogue – Part 1

I was going to put together an article about eliminating dialogue tags in your story, but remembered where I originally learned of it myself. This first part of “Dialogue and the Art of War” comes from Randy Ingermanson’s Advanced Fiction E-zine, of which I have subscribed to for the last few years. Part 1 – […]

Still Crankin’

Although I smashed through the 50k goal this past Saturday (earlier than ever before), and with a current word count of 67,292 – I’m still not done writing the story. I’m continually amazed how smoothly things are going and how much writing is getting done on a day-to-day basis. There is, however, a real danger […]

Salem, Mass – 2006

This past weekend, I took my daughter and two of her friends to Salem, Massachusetts – site of the (infamous) 1692 Witch Trials. I thought the trip would provide me with an inspirational jump start to my creativity going into NaNoWriMo. Almost 400 years-old, Salem is a beautiful New England seaside town crowded with antique […]

Settled On A Story for NaNo 2006

Ah, Friday the 13th. I should be writing a Horror story. After writing several outline sketches for three stories, I’ve finally settled on one to write for NaNoWriMo 2006. I know how it begins and how it ends. I know the characters involved, and I know most of the events and actions that are to take place in the […]