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NaNoWriMo, or in my case, NaNoStaMo

Big news: I have started writing my first novel. I’m fairly certain it’s going to suck. I sincerely doubt I’ll even let anyone read it, let alone publish it. But I’m doing it anyway. I got a story idea way back last spring, when I first started writing fiction again, and I thought it’s high time I actually do anything with it. Since this is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), why not join millions of strangers on the Internet, who are also … [Read the Rest...]

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Flash Fiction Challenge: Scary Story Part 3

First the awesome news: not 1, not 2, but 3 people took my Scary Story Part 1 and continued it to part 2!! It's funny because I had a bit of an idea where the story seemed to head, but all 3 interpretations went in a completely different direction. It'll be cool to see if … [Read More...]

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Flash Fiction Challenge: Scary Story Part 2

This week's challenge was to pick someone else's Scary Story Part 1 and write the Part 2, again not finishing it. In case you missed it, my Part 1 is here. For my part 2, I chose this story by Matthew Gomez. It was a lot of fun to take someone else's characters and run with … [Read More...]

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Flash Fiction Challenge: Scary Story Part 1

This week's challenge was to write the beginning of a scary story, ideally the first act, and post it to the terrible minds website. Then next week, everyone will pick one of the beginnings, and write the second act. The next week, everyone will finish a story, so that we … [Read More...]