Writing a 2nd Book - Changing the Plan
Update: I’m still writing another book during the month of November, and I’m still writing that space opera book some time in the future, but I’ve decided to push the space opera further back in my schedule. Next month, I’ve decided on a comical novel - not sure of the name, not totally sure of the plot, though I’ve got a lot of it already in mind (I would especially...
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No-Bake Cookies (candy) Recipe
This is a family favorite. Quick and easy to make. Tell the truth, I usually double the recipe, and I hardly ever add the vanilla extract anymore. Also: when it starts to fully boil, start the clock - closer to one minute on the dot, the better - then be quick about mixing in the oats and peanut butter and be quick about spooning it out onto foil before it starts to harden too much (might prefer...
Writing a 2nd Book - The Plan
Starting a second book. (Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t totally finished the first one yet - stuck in first-draft stage for now - planning to return to it after a month and a half to work on second draft) For this second book, meanwhile, I had planned to write 50,000 words in 30 days (from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30) according to the spirit of nanowrimo.org, but I have since decided on a...
flax and sunflower seed bread recipe
I’m making bread today - every time I bake bread, I resolve to do so more often. Those resolutions, of course, go unheeded (present resolutions excepted, of course … as usual). This is the basic recipe I follow for Flax and Sunflower Seed Bread, but this morning I’m substituting bulgar wheat for the sunflower seeds (MIA) … I’ve never cooked with bulgar wheat before...
Writing a Book - First Draft Finished!
I made it to 95% complete and then just couldn’t figure out what else to write about so I stopped there - had already gone through and added a paragraph here, a paragraph there, scattered throughout - even created a new chapter somewhere in the middle. All, just to make it this far - the last 15% can be killer if you run out of story, lemme tell you. (and, of course, I’ll probably be...
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Presents a fair overview of the three major Operating Systems, in my experience. Fun.
Writing a Book - AAARGH!
So, here I am. Seven days until my deadline. 7616 words left to write. Eighty-five percent through. And yet, there is a hitch, a small problem I must now figure out. The problem is that the story is basically done. Complete. And, although 7616 words is not a lot, it still makes up around 26 or 27 pages. And so I’m left wondering, do I go thorough the story and try to pad a few scenes here...
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Two new, colorful abstract paintings.
Writing a Book - On the Downhill Slope
My self-imposed deadline of October 18th, while random and meaningless, is nonetheless fast approaching. That’s the date I intend to finish my modest 175 page (50,000 word) novel - yeah, it’ll be fairly skimpy for a novel, but a novel it will be. This last week has been a return to form for me in terms of my daily writing habit [hesitate calling it a “habit” though]. On...
merlin: The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations is a descriptive list which was created by Georges Polti to categorize every dramatic situation that might occur in a story or performance. To do this Polti analyzed classical Greek texts, plus classical and contemporaneous French works. He also analyzed a handful of non-French authors. In his introduction, Polti...
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