Monthly Archives: April 2013

chapter: John and the Dogs react to 2nd loss of sat coms

{{{*** 81: John == 2064: Icarcus Crater, Lunar Farside Duncan kneeled on the lunar graveled and rolled up the tent’s sun shield. John walked past him to where the solar bank sat. It had already folded itself into a bundle … Continue reading

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chapter: John learns about the augmented reality game

Here’s draft 4 of chapter 76 where John learns about the augmented reality game. This is a fun little scene where we take a break from the constant stress that we’ve been under in the John-and-the-Dogs thread (losing the sattelites, … Continue reading

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YA novels, YA spin offs

SF author Rahul Kanakia writes http://blotter-paper.com/2013/04/19/thinking-about-moving-away-from-writing-novel-length-adult-science-fiction-and-fantasy …more and more like the idea of being a YA [ science fiction ] writer. The field feels a bit more active (although these things can change pretty quickly). But it also feels a … Continue reading

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new scene from book 1, Act 1: Darcy is a private person

A quick refresher. Modern narrative theory says that all books have three acts: Act 1: introduce the characters, make the conflict clear Act 2: the hero faces greater and greater obstacles as he tries to resolve the conflict Act 3: … Continue reading

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four revisions is too many?

Looks like folks disagree with my thoughts on how many revisions are necessary: http://accordingtohoyt.com/2013/04/02/3934/#comment-67095 TJIC: …I’m on my fourth draft… kilteDave: Fourth draft? Out of curiosity, have you had anyone else read through your manuscript? TJIC: Yes, I’ve had several … Continue reading

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