Storium And Other Stuff

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Well. There’s news! First, I’m now a Storium stretch goal! It’s a Kickstarter for an online storytelling game. The world I’d build for it centers on a Keymaster–someone who can open doors between here and elsewhere. The only trouble with opening a door is that things from the other side can come through, and those […]

Need That Extra Coffee

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There’s a new Selene up–Chapter Eight. We’re almost through Part One! The site slowness we’ve been having here at Chez Saintcrow is a server issue that is being tracked down, I’m told, so soon I won’t be getting multiple 500 errors when I try to make a blog post. GRRRR. Also, I’m over at the […]

Act Weird, Or, Hunting The Wild Story

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Crossposted to the Deadline Dames, where there are giveaways, and cake that is not a lie. Check us out! There’s that old saw–you never learn to write a book, you only learn how to write the book you’re writing now. What do you know, it’s true. Some books grow in layers around a single scene–for […]

The Hard Sell Doesn’t Work, Redux

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This is a (re-edited) post from Sept 2006; one I lost when the site was hacked. Fortunately, I had a partial backup, and since Skyla Dawn Cameron mentioned this post to me in conversation lately, I thought I’d put it back out there, especially since it’s my day to crosspost to the Deadline Dames. Enjoy. […]

Lay The Table And Let Go

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Writing is a lot like feeding children. One of the best things I ever found on the Internet was the Fat Nutritionist. While enduring the breakup of my marriage, I lost a ton of weight, and I lost even more after the divorce. (I knew why, too. I wasn’t miserable and trying to cover the […]

Crazy Monkeybrain Crack Dust, AKA, Writer’s Ideas

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Crossposted to the Deadline Dames, where there are new releases, contests, and all sorts of other fun and no-bullshit writing advice. Check us out! Well, hello. It’s Wednesday again. First, two announcements! Yes, this is espresso and Bailey’s in a mug that says “I am going to hex your face off.” After I Tweeted that […]

From Kickass Un-PreRequisite to Rippling Tweakage

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Crossposted to the Deadline Dames, who you should really be reading. Because we’re awesome. Instead of the Snowpocalypse we feared (and that Seattle is currently suffering under the spike heel of) we’ve got rain. Lots of rain. Well, this is the Pacific Northwest, and I happen to like rain, but I wish the weather would […]