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  1. The secret is out

    Last year I blogged about a sequel I wrote to my favorite book by my favorite author. He never "exactly" wrote sequels, never did for his earlier work, and he died in 1988.

    I'd always wanted a sequel to a few of his books written in the 50s, particularly "Citizen of the Galaxy".

    So, last spring, for my own benefit, I had some time and wrote that sequel. A member of the Board of The Heinlein Society agreed to read it, and responded that I "must" pursue publication. He thought ...

    I'm heading to bumblefuck PA to work on an LP with a former associate of mine, and I'm gonna use the time there to focus on composing as much of my own music as humanly possible.

    If things go well, this album I'm going to work on will be released by or before the end of the year.

    I also intend to finish composing and recording demos of at least 16 more songs of my own over the next few months.

    Things are kind of moving along atm so I'm somewhat hopeful ...
  3. A 20 Year Old Story Rewritten

    by , March 3rd, 2021 at 10:59 AM (Scrawlings From The East)
    Shallows Deep

    For the third time in as many minutes, Susan appraised herself in the full-length mirror, noting the lack of curve and the dumpiness of a face so her. ‘Ordinary’ was a word she heard behind closed doors, when the whisperer thought she slept, or at school, when the other girls caught her eavesdropping. Hour upon hour, she practised her smile, but the gloom snuck out through her eyes.

    The day had been like any other. A moon sat swollen

    Updated March 3rd, 2021 at 12:45 PM by TheMightyAz

  4. A blog about ABOUT

    About Blocks.jpg

    As much as I've studied to fine tune my writing over the last many years, I don't stop. Obviously, I don't run into as many new tips as I used to, but when I do I take them seriously.

    One I ran into several weeks ago is to take "estimates" out of fiction.

    Instead of writing "Sally stood about 15 feet away", go with "Sally stood 15 feet away". The reader doesn't care if it was 14 feet, and since we're making it up anyway, if we ...

    Updated March 1st, 2021 at 06:32 PM by vranger

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