Tag Archives: novel

Hello and Welcome to the New HG!

Hello Dear Readers.  Personal post ahead! Thanks so much for still sticking around with me.  It’s been a doozy of a time, a real top-notch shitshow for me personally.  The past 2 years have been awful.  But things are great … Continue reading

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House of Leaves

Just “finished” House of Leaves. If you don’t know it, it’s a novel that plays with the basic form of the novel itself.  The word “house” is blue wherever it appears.  There are footnotes, and footnotes in footnotes, on every … Continue reading

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Stay On Target

Sorry for the long time between updates!  I have a draft of something I was working on, but I won’t post that yet.  For now, news on the novel. Things have been smoking along at quite the clip. I have … Continue reading

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SiWC Post 1: Power Editing with Robert Dugoni, and a Book Giveaway!

This past weekend was mega busy, and oh so fun.  I volunteered at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference, and worked my butt off for them.  In exchange, I got to pseudo-attend the conference. I went to a masterclass, panels, and … Continue reading

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I’m Still Here

Well, I’m still here. I’m just keeping on keeping on.  Written another book.  Am having another go at finding an agent for “Luka and Iso”, the tale of the sentient genetically engineered dragon.  I really hope I can get that … Continue reading

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Remove Head from Sand

I get so focused on writing that I forget to see what else is going on.  There’s a ton of great blogs out there, and I don’t read them as much as I should (if you’re reading mine, you have … Continue reading

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THE END.

Well, the first draft of my screenplay is finished!  My latest novel, Luka and Iso, is adapted for the silver screen.  I have editing to do still of course, and actually quite a large chunk that I need to compress… … Continue reading

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Well, the bulk of the writing is done.

Three and a half months.  60k words.  Not bad. Now comes the hard part… the part where I can see all the things wrong with it and have to fix them.  Even worse is seeing things wrong with it that … Continue reading

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Writing Styles: A Kind of Method Writing

I had a very interesting day on Thursday. I’ve been getting caught up on the climax of my novel.  Imagining the future is *hard*.  Writing about it in a way that makes sense, not only within the context of the … Continue reading

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Heading into the home stretch!

Well, I’m nearing the 60k word mark, and it’s looking like, after editing and fleshing out some sequences a little more, I’ll be sitting at around 70k words.  Pretty good; young adult generally falls into the 60-100k range. I’ve been … Continue reading

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