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Process and Theme

The NaNoWriMo is upon us once again. I haven’t won it in some time. My first year was 2004. I played and won for five years in a row. And before you say “writing is not a game you play,” let me assure you that the NaNoWriMo can be as much a game as you make of it. Little bursts of productivity as you compete with smug strangers for hourly goals, stalking the forums with much clucking and head shaking,…

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Out damn Stone!

Was planning on getting up at a reasonable hour and getting a bunch of work done. I’m still gonna get a bunch of work done–but mos def NOT because I got up at a reasonable hour. I’m having another goddamn kidney stone, and it has me hobbling around like a 90-year-old without a cane. Dang and Fie!As such, I didn’t get out of bed until about an hour ago, and will be heading back there soon replete with ibuprofen. The…

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SyFy quality.

As I was watching Ghost Shark last night, it occurred to me that these shitty CGI movies could be less shitty with better writing. I mean, make a stupid, over-the-top monster movie with boobs everywhere and a cast that looks straight out of the United Colors of Benneton (do kids still know what that is?). But do it with a compelling script, a zillion pop-culture jokes, maybe a single character that audiences actually like–just for fun. I could do that.One…

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Simultaneous Submissions?

I am not sure I care for the idea of simultaneous submissions. I can see why they’re a convenience to the writer, but now that I’m a big-city editor (Ha!) I’m finding the whole concept to be a pain in the ass. Not sure yet if this means I should ban them entirely (not that people would listen) or stay with the current policy which is Simultaneous Subs are strongly discouraged. Literary types, do you think the submission numbers would…

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Where have I been? Funny you should ask…

Or is it? I’m incredibly busy for someone who barely leaves the house. Still doing all my usual SEO work. I have about a dozen SEO clients right now. I also write an article or two a month for Kinkly. Those articles tend to go bonkers online. I guess people on the internet like sex. Who knew? Still reviewing Dexter (meh, so far) and Under the Goddamn Goddamn Dome or whatever it’s called. I might as well make the title…

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