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Chaos & lists.

I’ve mentioned before (probably more times than necessary) how generally disorganized I am when it comes to writing. I can’t plan, I can’t outline, I can’t see from one chapter to the next most of the time. Heck, I can’t even stick to writing chapters sequentially. I have to use a dry-erase board to keep track of everybody so they

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This is the end (of Game of Thrones).

Ok. Here goes. I’m going to do it. ***Spoilers*** for Game of Thrones ahead. If you’re not poised on the brink of madness, waiting for the final episode, you might want to look away now. This is going to be a long one. Twitter did what it always does last night — exploded with indignation, smugness, laughter, mocking, shitposting, and

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To sleep, perchance to… aw, #$@&%*.

I didn’t sleep very well on Wednesday night. I kept waking up at 47 minutes past the hour. I have a cold that’s almost gone now, but on Wednesday night, it kept waking me up with the hacking and the sneezing and the phlegm. There’s no reason why this should lead to waking up at 47 minutes past the hour

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“I’m bored.”

I don’t remember ever being bored as a kid. At least, not for very long. My own kids, though… oi. If I had a dollar for every time one of them said, “I’m bored!” — and then repeated it eighteen million times over the next couple of hours — I’d be writing this from Nevada. (Yes, my dream-retirement plan involves

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Here there be rantings.

I was rereading a series recently, and by the time I got to book 4, I’d noticed something that had escaped me the first time around. Every character was described in terms of their weight, usually before anything elseĀ about them was even mentioned. Overweight men were “beefy.” Or “solid.” Women, on the other hand, were nearly always “fat.” Men who

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Typos hppen.

“Publication ready.” Sometimes it’s those specific words, and sometimes it’s words to that effect. Going to send a manuscript to an agent, or submit a short story to a competition, or show it to anyone at all? “Make sure it’s publication ready.” When people say that, most of them mean that your work should be free of typos and misspellings,

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