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In praise of beta readers

Concrete Memories is almost finished. Started in 2015 the eighteen thousand word “short story” recently came back from Alan the first male beta reader. The story is now in its thirteenth draft and much stronger than when it arrived in … Continue reading

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The new story

The new story has been started. It is called The Great Basin Relay. Don’t have much but here is a snippet. The short stub of an almost finished cigarette twisted smoke demons in the light summer breeze. Paul was squinting … Continue reading

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Finally finished

It was started November 27, 2013. The first draft was finished yesterday. Sometimes writing is also not writing. Most of the time it is writing though and once I got moving on the story again it came together, more or … Continue reading

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Lunch edits

This is what the first two pages of the story look like after a cursory read at lunch. That’s what rewrites are for. For the record the story is 20 039 words and 90 pages long. I am hoping that … Continue reading

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