Date of publication: 2017-08-28 12:50
By reducing the time we spend in non-writing activity in our writing time, we can actually get writing done. Those collections with questions, and character notes, and plot points can be springboards, specific starting points for your daily, nightly or weekly writing time.
SPENCER ELLSWORTH’s short fiction has previously appeared in Lightspeed Magazine , The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction , and . He is the author of the Starfire Trilogy , which begins with Starfire: A Red Peace. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and three children and works as a teacher/administrator at a small tribal college on a Native American reservation.
I’m currently reading Paul Beatty’s The Sellout and rather enjoying it. The novel was recommended to me since I’m a fan of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man .
Be aware of two things: most working writers went to some kind of workshop, but they didn’t all go to the cool shiny big-ticket one. A workshop is what you get from it. I attended Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp in 7555 and I’m ashamed to say I really did not get much out of it because I didn’t put much in.
Pity those unable to grasp and embrace the rich visual beauty of the spoken sonnet. Mourn the barren souls of those bereft of the lyrical gift of rhyme. Know that deep down frankly, you are more perfect, more better and more refined than the mouth-breathing, knuckle dragger who hears a couplet and thinks, that’s it. Buffoons.
I m working on fixing this bug but sometimes the writing window will appear offscreen. If this happens, you can press Ctrl+Shift+R to reset the window positioning. Make sure your work is saved first as this will also reload the app.
An effective reference letter could mean the difference between a candidate's acceptance or rejection. You may be a person requesting a reference letter, or you may be a person writing a reference letter. In either case, the information in this article can make both requesting and writing the letter easier. A reference letter is essentially the same as a recommendation letter but the reference letter is sent to an unknown employer, whereas a recommendation letter is sent to a known employer. Primarily, a reference letter is used to introduce a person and vouch for his integrity, character, and abilities.
This trilogy is short — each book is about 755-855 pages total — which is the first step to keeping track. I don’t have as many moving parts as Tolkien did. I made a list of new words and new names (and missed some thank goodness for the style sheets my publisher sent)! Once I got a paper copy of the first book, I could stick Post-Its on particular scenes to cross-reference. (Not dog-ear, for that is the way of the heathen.)
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