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Posts made in March, 2010

Eyes Crossed

Posted on Mar 24, 2010 in Writing | Comments Off on Eyes Crossed

I have a number of hobbies that I use to kill time.  Crossword puzzles are a favorite of mine.  I do the puzzle on USAToday and LATimes every day online.  I can complete each in about 20 minutes or so, and while they are great diversions, or fun ways to warm up before writing, they also tend to give me a great deal of guilt when the mood is off. Lately, because my writing has been crawling to the finish line, I’ve felt terribly guilty when doing a puzzle.  Why spend 20 minutes...

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On Community

Posted on Mar 18, 2010 in Feminism, Writing | Comments Off on On Community

Today I left the house for the first time in a week.  Granted, this is due in large part to a particularly indefatigable cold.  Nevertheless, the sunshine felt good. The other half of my reclusion was due to a heavy work load and my frustrations with The Pack’s climax.  I felt like I was spinning my wheels in sand, catching no progress, just burying myself deeper.  My lovely partner offered me some time to work aloud through my plot, and the resulting conversation sent me running for...

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Rising Tension

Posted on Mar 17, 2010 in Writing | Comments Off on Rising Tension

I’ve hit my first snag in a few days. I’m gearing up for the climax but it keeps getting farther away. Everything is dragging so damn slowly.  The dialogue is paragraphs instead of sentences, and the sense of urgency is dissipating to an itchy discomfort.  Honestly, I can see my ensemble standing around, shifting their balance, growing impatient with me. My protagonist is in tears, her lover is comforting her, and the antagonist is antagonizing and they just. won’t....

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Two Tools

Posted on Mar 15, 2010 in Writing | Comments Off on Two Tools

Just a quick mid-week shout-out to two tools I use almost daily. (Writing tools, sickos) Time Tracker – I just discovered this free little nibblit. Having started life as a freelancer about 9 months ago, I’m still learning how to bill hours of time and balance my projects. Time Tracker, with its completely stripped down functionality, is a great, simple tool for me. It acts as a stop watch, able to track time spent on multiple tasks. I’ve added my book to the list, because it’s a...

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The Pronoun Game

Posted on Mar 12, 2010 in Feminism, Gender, Writing | 1 comment

When I was in college, I did this thing I called the Pronoun Game.  Basically, before coming out of the closet, its a way to talk about people you’re seeing without blowing your cover.  I was very good at the pronoun game, mostly because I would conceive of my partners in the gender that suited the pronoun I  needed at the time*.  Brianna became Brian in the car with my high school friends.  She was still a jock, still wore baseball caps, but in my fiction of her they were yankees...

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