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Badgering: The Sweet Dream Edition

Tiny Badger is tired. Tired! But that won’t stop tiny badger from nipping at your heels if you aren’t doing your writing. I don’t know what other badgers dream about, but tiny badger dreams of humans hunched over desks marking up pages until there is a thing called a book. Tiny badger wants all these … Continue reading

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Wanted for Crimes against Writers

The dreaded girl gang of three are capable of taking out a writer anywhere at any time. The malevolent Angstintina, Obsessisa, and Neurotichka can smell coffee from a thousand paces. They spot their prey as it sits illuminated in the light of a computer screen. If necessary, they can also hear the rustle of paper … Continue reading

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Where the blog goes on forever, and the neurosis never ends…

Thanks to angst encouraging nonsense like sitemeters and stat counters, I can see that some people have read the chapters that I so anxiously-optimistically-ridiculously posted. First thought is something like, Oh wow. Someone’s reading it. Second thought is like, Oh shit. Someone’s reading it. Third thought is more like, Oh great someone’s reading it and … Continue reading

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The Rewrite Chronicles: The Word

The word. The sound of the word. The connotation and implication. The character. Amazing all the is contained in a word. So, when writing dialogue you must consider her vocabulary and style. You must think about what he should reveal and has said before. Don’t be repetitive unless repetition brings a point home. Don’t, however, … Continue reading

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Badgering–The Heavy Edition

Here we go again, people! Go write! Are you sick of me yet? Wouldn’t blame you because I get sick of myself plenty, but all the same, here I am, and there you are, and what’s left of your novel? There’s no way I’m going to make to Halloween without repeating myself, but that’s okay … Continue reading