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Exercise: The six-word horror story

A while back, I saw a favorite blogger of mine–someone who does what’s called an “overnight thread” make a brief pass at this subject.  It was an exercise such as this one in which a full story arc can be … Continue reading

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This momentum thing can get addicting (Oh, and WHAT ABOUT posting one’s work to the blog?)

All right.  Seems like trying to pinch the germ of an idea out of one’s cerebral petrie dish is the hard part.  I’m already a chapter in to my work.  For me–THIS is the comparative cakewalk. Those that have been … Continue reading

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And . . . book . . . STARTED!

A couple of posts ago, I stated that I had the idea for a non-fiction book–to wit: An academic satire; a good-natured Manchurian bloodletting of a humorless subject–but one in which I repair most of the wounds at the end. … Continue reading

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And another book idea has hit me

So the other day, I was listening to a couple of morning guys in the Northern California area, Armstrong & Getty.  Being that they’re on the radio, I can never seem to mentally parse which one is saying what, but … Continue reading

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Four blurbs you’ll never read anywhere else

I simply have to thank Lynette Noni for bringing the following legendary exercise in pith and summation back to the front of my mind. Little did Rick Polito know in 1998 that his witty rundown of classic movie lore would be … Continue reading

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Step Number Five: Wait.

I promise that this blog will eventually become something other than a syncopatedly pathetic drip of information concerning the journey of ONE measly little article.  Now comes the whole “naked in front of the doctor AND my wife” sort of … Continue reading

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Step Number Four: Actually WRITE the confounded piece

I should have guessed that some kind of cerebral embolism was going to hit me the minute I realized my writing would be up for active evaluation. “Be yourself,” my wife says. “That’s the part I’m afraid they’ll hate,” I … Continue reading

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