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I am an English lecturer at KCC, writer, poet, and freelance editor. When not teaching, writing, or editing, I am painting 28mm-scale wargaming miniatures.

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Musings on Short-Short Fiction
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 6:43:05 PM

As my goal of 50,000 words by the end of November becomes more and more of a logistical impossibility, I've begun to turn my focus toward shorter and shorter fiction forms. After wandering around ...

NaNoWriMo Day 16: Aimee Bender Pep Talk
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 5:19:12 AM

While I'm having fun just writing whatever I want that is even remotely related to my novel idea, I am not as productive as when I actually have a plan. Right now, I'm exploring the world ...

NaNoWriMo Day 13: Mercedes Lackey's Pep Talk
Sunday, November 14, 2010 8:21:29 AM

So I'm two weeks into NaNoWriMo and realize I have not posted anything here yet. I'm so far off schedule that it's not even funny (I should have 21,000 words right now; I only have just over ...

NaNoWriMo, Day 30: The End... for Now...
Monday, December 03, 2007 3:12:09 PM

It was midnight on November 30th and I had only 31,746 words written down. I had failed. For some perspective, 31,746 words fit quite nicely on 100 pages. I'm not sure how many pages 50,000 words fill ...

NaNoWriMo Week 4, Day 3: the Anti-Pep Talk
Monday, November 26, 2007 9:09:05 AM

This pep talk ran counter to every single bit of advice I've ever been given about writing--thing is, it makes a lot of sense by appealing to the darker side of writers. But more of that later.... The ...

NaNoWriMo Week 3 (Day 4): Neil Gaiman
Monday, November 19, 2007 8:00:58 AM

You may want to avert your eyes and ears as I squee like a little schoolgirl. Squee! Ahem. I was in my teens and enrolled in a book club. One of the first books I can remember buying was [i]Good ...

NaNoWriMo Week 3: the Novelist's Mindset and Sara Gruen's Pep Talk
Friday, November 16, 2007 8:04:22 AM

As promised I am posting Sara Gruen's pep talk. I'm actually taking her advice and just jumping from one fun scene to the next and transitions can go hang. And my post count as of this writing is 13,417. ...

NaNoWriMo Week 2: The New Zealand Situation and Sue Grafton's Pep Talk
Thursday, November 15, 2007 7:43:55 AM

We are at war with New Zealand. I thought you'd like to know since, unless you're doing NaNoWriMo and are part of the Hawai'i contigent, you probably have not noticed. I'm still not sure who incited ...

NaNoWriMo Week 1: Tom Robbins Gives Me a Pep Talk
Thursday, November 08, 2007 7:34:40 AM

It's been one week since I started my novel attempt and I am stalled out at 6,217 words. I actually haven't found the time to write since Monday; life gets in the way. For example, last night I had ...

November is National Novel Writing Month
Thursday, October 18, 2007 8:52:36 AM

On November 1, all over the country and around the world, writers, both amateur and professional, will fingers to keyboards and begin writing their novels. On November 30, all writing will cease and the ...

Fictional Firsthand Accounts: Ka Leo on "An Offering of Rice"
Thursday, October 11, 2007 9:21:25 AM

On October 4, the [i]Ka Leo[/i] ran a nearly full-page article on Mavis Hara's [i]An Offering of Rice[/i]. The article introduces Hara to the readers and, through copious quotes from the Sept. 27 release ...