Category Archives: NaNoWriMo

Blog changes, & NaNoWriMo

I got fed up with my old template, so I’m changing it.  If you’ve got respiratory issues, you might want to wear a mask, because I’m gonna be kicking up some dust around here. But right now: I’m off to … Continue reading

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The Daily Tweets, 2010-04-15: Writing life

Today was Third Thursday: which means an evening write-in with my NaNoWriMo peeps, who continue to meet every third Thursday of the month for just such a purpose even when its not NaNovember.

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Writing life: Politics short-term & long-term

There are several cool things I could do tonight of a (contemporary) political nature, but instead I’m going to work on my story involves a different kind of politics, in a society that governs itself by consent.

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Shark (a story for Haiti)

“Shark” is an excerpt from the novel-in-progress Cold, posted online for free as part of Crossed Genres’ Post a Story for Haiti project. Please donate to Haiti earthquake relief.

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My story of 2009

Not quite ALL about my 2009, because that would take a year to write. This only took several hours.

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The Daily Tweets, 2009-11-02: Vai watches me write

My cat watches me write.

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The Daily Tweets, 2009-11-01: NaNoWriMo 2009 kickoff #2, the midnight write-in

Kicking off NaNoWriMo 2009 with a midnight write-in at Denny’s. I was writing some Long Dark material about a data trader whose arriving, for the first time in her life, on a planet (Earth). I reckon she grew up in the asteroid belt.

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The Daily Tweets, 2009-10-29: NaNoWriMo 2009 kickoff #1

RT @yksin: Anchorage @NaNoWriMo kickoff Elim Cafe w/ @Inked_Tigress & a buncha other crazed writers. # Here’s my brief slideshow of picks from the kickoff. We’ll have another kickoff Saturday night/Sunday morning — a midnight write off to begin the … Continue reading

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Taking life support for granted

Pina Chomko: s a story character in my novel-in-progress Cold. She’s not like us: she grew up in outer space. Her dream: to take for granted all the life support services that nature provides for free — just like us.

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Biospherics

More on my evolving knowledge about closed ecological life support systems (CELSS) for use in my novels-in-progress projects Long Dark & Cold: biospherics is a handy new term for what it’s really all about.

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