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Posts Tagged 'Writing'

  1. “Where the Hell Have You Been, Dave?”  • 
    If anyone's looking at this blog anymore, you might have noticed that I haven't updated it in around two years. So where have I been and what have I been doing?
  2. A Preview of “Geosynchron”  • 
    Here are some of the things you can expect from "Geosynchron," the concluding volume of the Jump 225 trilogy, when it hits the stores in late February of 2010.
  3. The Purpose and Utility of Author Blogging  • 
    In which the author attempts to break his two-month-long silence on his blog by writing a semi-stream-of-conscious piece about his method and philosophy behind blogging.
  4. “MultiReal”: The First Drafts  • 
    I've published online the first drafts of "MultiReal" chapter 1, along with footnotes and commentary about each draft. Instead of posting all thirty-five drafts up on my website, I've chosen to simply post the best or most representative samples of the eight different directions I tried.
  5. On DeepGenre: Building Character(s)  • 
    On the group blog DeepGenre today, I tackle the question of building characters. Specifically, how do you build three-dimensional, believable characters in your stories? I compare building characters to the art of additive sculpture.
  6. On DeepGenre: How to Write a Novel (Part 2)  • 
    This morning on DeepGenre, I’ve posted part 2 of my article on How to Write a Novel. (In case you missed it, here’s part 1.) This time I tackle how to get from your finished first draft to the final product. Excerpts: Step 10: Get your first readers’ feedback, and listen to it. This is […]
  7. On DeepGenre: How to Write a Novel (Part 1)  • 
    This morning on DeepGenre, I’ve posted a step-by-step guide to writing a novel. Or, at least, it’s a step-by-step guide to how I write a novel. Because every novelist who also blogs has to write at least one of these posts in their lifetime. Really, it’s in the union regulations. Excerpts: Step 2: Noodle around […]
  8. An Inside Look at the Copy Editing Process  • 
    If you're at all interested in the copy editing process that a novel goes through before it sees print, you might find this interesting. Here's a conversation I just had this morning with my copy editor, Deanna Hoak, about a sentence in my upcoming book "MultiReal."
  9. “MultiReal”: It’s Done  • 
    The photo you see here is the completed manuscript of my second novel, MultiReal, the sequel to Infoquake. It’s been somewhere around three years in the making, and now it’s done. The book measures 477 pages, or about 148,000 words (including appendices). There are 6 sections, 45 chapters, and 8 appendices. The opening epigraph comes […]