Monthly Archives: May 2012

18 May 2012

For nearly two decades, I’ve helped judge a writing contest at CONduit, the science fiction/fantasy convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.  It’s called “Micro Short Short Stories.”  There are few rules:  Each story can have no MORE than three sentences.  … Continue reading

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17 May 2012

Rewrite day.  Since I’m getting ready for a science fiction convention, instead of working on a story I started a handout on “Extreme Writing Challenges” for a panel I’m going to be on (I hope).  I listed such things as … Continue reading

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16 May 2012

The prompts for today were: The heroes must get the magically transformed dagger from the graveyard or what once was banished will return again. With these characters:  The tanned, frightened young man who is very concerned about his personal space.  … Continue reading

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15 May 2012

It’s been a busy week.  I’ve hardly had time to write, much less post here.  So I’m two weeks behind in posting.  I’ll do what I can to get caught up. The prompts for today were: These characters: The stocky, … Continue reading

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14 May 2012

Rewrite day.  I’m working on a story I wrote last year during Story a Day, called “To Fly Again.”  As usual, I need to fix the ending and shore up a few saggy spots in the middle, but this one … Continue reading

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13 May 2012

Sunday!  Day of rest.  So I did.  Actually, I updated my website and did maintenance on Callihoo Publishing’s website, and got the lovely email about having sold my story “Strength, Wisdom, and Compassion” to Sword and Sorceress XXVII.  But I’ve … Continue reading

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12 May 2012

The prompt for today was “The story ends during a war. The story takes place twenty years into the future. During the story, an organization begins recruiting. The story must have an incubus in it. A character takes a test.” … Continue reading

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11 May 2012

I am so far behind in updating this blog.  Well, I’ll do what I can when I can.  But I’ve been working on another blog, as well as writing and rewriting, and I’ve been rather busy. Today’s story came from … Continue reading

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Woo hoo!

One of the stories I wrote for Story a Day last year (the one I wrote on May 13th), just sold! I am beyond pleased and happy.  (I have, of course, rewritten it rather drastically since I first wrote it.) … Continue reading

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10 May 2012

Thank goodness this was a scheduled “rewrite/finish a story” day, because the story for the 9th took more than a day to write. I’m rewriting a story a wrote a while back, which is far too long–9600 words–and needs to … Continue reading

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