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TE-55 & Distancing

I’m well on my way on another of my novels-in-the-works process. The TE-55 book is now three chapters in, with the fourth and fifth well brainstormed. My plan is to focus exclusively on this novel through chapter ten, then skip … Continue reading

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“Visions” of Literature from TV

Back in the 1980s, while I stood at my workbench servicing people’s electronic gadgetry,  I used to wait for my favorite shows to appear on our local Chicago PBS television station. Both were shows about writing and literature. I devoured … Continue reading

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Podcasts on Writing

In between writing sessions there’s a lot of life to which we writers must tend. There’s commuting to work, trips for groceries, dental appointments, hair cuts…all sorts of everyday stuff we do, well, every day. Pile onto that the occasional … Continue reading

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Writerspark Moves to Google Groups

After more that 15 years at Yahoo Groups, Writerspark has made the move to its new Google Groups home. There are many reasons for the move, chief among them the multitude of unresolved problems suffered by members following some of … Continue reading

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Hard at Work on Ebooks

Been hard at work doing some formatting work on the 1,000 Days ebooks. Seems some devices play better with certain nuanced formatting elements, so I am doing what Smashwords calls the “nuclear option” on all four books. What the nuclear … Continue reading

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We’re Cooking at Smashwords

I have formatted and uploaded Your First 1,000 Days in Writerspark to the Smashwords online publishing engine. It whirred and whirred and whirred, then accepted my upload for publication. We await final approval before we are released to the likes … Continue reading

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Volume Four Goes Live!

The long awaited Fourth e-book in our 1,000 Days in Writerspark series has finally gone live! For those of you unfamiliar with this series, they are e-books each if which is crammed with 1,000 unique writing exercises (or prompts) which … Continue reading

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Lots Happening

Feedback is a good thing, and read/writer comments have alerted me to the handful of typos and other glitches missed during the editing process of the first three e-books helped to clean things up.  The initial three have now been … Continue reading

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Drabbles

Nope, it’s not a new snack cracker. A Drabble is a very short story: 100 words exactly, no more, no fewer. The gang at Drabblecast.org challenge writers to crunch words into the fine powder that reveals the essence of story, and the … Continue reading

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A Leviathan of a Trilogy

My recent foray into the world of Steampunk has left me energized and eagerly awaiting Cherie Priest’s next installment in her Clockwork Century series, Ganymede, due out Sept. 27, 2011; Tor Books.  Meanwhile, I decided to explore other titles in … Continue reading

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