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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Liveblogging, Part II

So, after liveblogging on Wednesday, I have two major observations.  First, it was a good motivator.  I felt quite compelled to stay on task, because people (probably not a lot of people, but people) would know if I didn’t.  This was good. But secondly, I felt a little rushed.  I kept wanting to post those [...]

Liveblogging a Story

A few weeks back I wrote about the story opening I wrote for my application to Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp.  I’ve been letting that story sort of gel in my head for a while, but I’ve got a writing group meeting coming up, not to mention I could hear from OSC any day.  [...]

Now With Added Hotness

Thirty days, baby!  Thirty days.  Thirty days ago is when I made a deal with myself that I would not buy any more books until I had worked out for thirty days in a row. And this I have done.  It’s been kind of hard.  It absolutely stunk to be doing great, around Day 20 [...]

Turns Out it Was Right Here All Along

So lately I’ve been thinking about voice.  When I was in school, studying up on the Great Art of Creative Writing, there was a lot of talk about “finding your voice.” No doubt there still is. At the time, I thought that my voice was something I was going to have to make decisions about. [...]

Applying to Boot Camp

I sent in my application to Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp this week.  It will be a little over a month before I’ll know whether or not I’ve been accepted. OSC makes his determination based on a single page of writing.  Which seems sensible to me; you can tell an awful lot about a [...]