Monthly Archives: July 2006

A Change of Direction

I was going to talk about the villain in this blog, but some research took me in a different direction, one that changes the entire story. ¬† There’s one other character in the story that appears in all stories, though … Continue reading

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There Was An Old Lady

In the last posting I mentioned Invasion Literature. What if a character in the story took an interest in it? Then they could offer radical ideas to get the reader thinking about that sort of stuff and introduce the Heroine … Continue reading

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There Be Vampires Here

Now I will develop the villain–or try to. As you recall, I mentioned that I was going to make the villain a vampire, and that the novel Dracula has been around for ten years. But there’s no need to introduce … Continue reading

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And the People Called It Ragtime…

I chose for this story to set it in 1907, just at the end of the turn-of-the-century. This was a period of the Edwardian Age in England, which fell just after the Victorian era, when Edward the VIIth ruled. It’s … Continue reading

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Holding out for a Hero

¬† I realized that I should probably refer to the manuscript as a Novel-Length Manuscript, since a novella could also be a book. I was thinking "book" as opposed to a short story manuscript which would be too short for … Continue reading

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The Development of a Novel

Since I’ve been meaning to make more use of my blog, I decided to use it to describe the development of my current novel-length manuscript. I even considered¬† doing a podcast, but I’m more a a writer than a talker. … Continue reading

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