Monthly Archives: October 2014

When someone comes out of the closet

Originally posted on Making it up as I go along:
Pic blatantly stolen from HuffPo, who blatantly stole it from somewhere else. As always seems to be the case lately when someone in a position of influence comes out of the closet, comment sections are flooded with people saying, “Who cares?” The announcement that Tim…

Smashwords, NANOWRIMO, and Papa

Originally posted on Making it up as I go along:
I need to know if anyone has ever done this and what sort of effect it had on your writing. Smashwords has this thing… you can upload your first draft as you go along during NANO. Publicly. I don’t know about you guys, but my…

T-8 NANOWRIMO Elevator Pitch

Originally posted on Making it up as I go along:
I narrowed down an elevator pitch for the yet to be written work of dubious art. Here goes – Jack Monterey was a great detective until his partner, in every sense of the word, was kidnapped during a routine investigation and presumed dead. Now, five…

T-9 – still plotting NANOWRIMO

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? The picture says eight, but I’d already made it before I realized my mistake – a mistake that I can live with. ? Going through all these episodes of old pulp shows is very enlightening as far as dialogue, situations, plot-points, etc. I’m taking…

T-10 Nano countdown

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So, as with every story idea… mine has evolved. I want to write a noir mystery, full of 20s slang and guns. I’ve decided to ditch the supernatural aspects and will probably replace the devil with a drag queen or something – not that I’m…

NANOWRIMO – T minus 16

Originally posted on Making it up as I go along:
Yeah, I’m recycling pics between blogs – so what. This is the first year that I won’t be trying to reach my NANO goal alone. Last May, I started a group called Dorchester Writers, and the people I’ve met through that group are fantastically talented,…

My Amazon bestseller made me nothing.

Originally posted on The Popcorn Chronicles:
PATRICK WENSINK-My novel shot to the top of the site’s bestseller list last summer. You won’t believe how little I got paid! In one more week I was going to be a millionaire. At least, that was the rumor circulating around my wife’s family. One more week on Amazon’s…

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