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Let the writing begin!

NaNoWriMo starts today, but I won’t be participating this year. Maybe next year, after my life is just a little more settled and I’ve spent a year getting my writing chops back. Writing here, or any non-fiction, is relatively easy for me these days, but writing fiction is another kettle of fish.  I used to […]

Writerly Advice

There is no shortage of advice for writers. And, honestly, the advice you like least is probably the best for you.  Why do I say that?  Because the advice that rankles you the most is probably digging at the precise issue that you have as a writer and are trying to ignore.  Or, is that […]

Rules for Writing

The first rule is to WRITE! No, seriously, in honor of NaNoWriMo, I thought I’d link to things about writing and inspiration this month and, even though, I’m no great fan of rules, especially about writing, some people are.  So, with that in mind, I thought I’d share the Guardian’s Ten Rules for Writing Fiction. […]

Generate Story Ideas

Are you stuck for ideas? It may be a little late for those people attempting NaNoWriMo this month, but it’s never too late for the rest of us to come up with some great story ideas. IO9 gave these as “10 Tips for Generating Killer Science Fiction Story Ideas”, but some of them are just […]

Opensource Writing Tool

In honor of the first Friday of NaNoWriMo, I’m bringing you a free writing tool and not from my usual main site. This week, I’m originating my regular Friday Fun Post from JKHoffman.com, where I hope to move most of my more creative work, instead of my regular Diary of a Network Geek. If you’ve […]

Excuses For Not Writing

I should be writing right now. But, I’m not. I’ve read an interview with Liam Neeson, tonight.  And read a bit in a book called , which I’ve been working my way through, slowly.  And checked e-mail, most of which I’ve already read.  And, of course, there’s comments on Facebook and Flickr to distract me […]

Character and Plot Worksheets

I’m a nut for forms. I think I should have been a Soviet bureaucrat sometimes. I really do love filling out things like character sheets for role-playing games. And, naturally, I think that having the right form might just help me out of a writer’s block jam. So, toward that end, I’ve found more writer’s […]

Good Intentions

The road to hell, they say, is paved with good intentions. Wow, do I feel like a slacker here! When I started this site and blog it was with the intention of building a year’s worth of content in secret then bursting onto the scene with much fanfare.  Kind of missed that mark, haven’t I?  […]