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Paving the Road to Hell

You’ve heard the saying about what those construction workers use to smooth out the blacktop between Yourtown and Hell. Good intentions. In my mind’s eye, I picture it looking like pyrite, fool’s gold, polished and smooth and false. In spite of that, sometimes nuggets of the real thing get lumped…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 4 Date | June 6, 2012
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Glass in a Minefield

Today is sort of my day off. And yet the words seem to be stuck somewhere, jammed in my knuckles on the way to the keyboard. I could make a list of everything that needs to be done yesterday. (Cou-this blog-gh.)¬†Somehow I have an inkling that it would be less…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 10 Date | April 22, 2012
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Murder, Tea, and Piggles

This week I began another rewrite for my first book. For the first time, I feel like my protagonist has something going for her. I’ve probably rewritten the same first chapter twelve times over the past six years, trying to reinvent the wheel over and over and over again. What…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 6 Date | March 31, 2012
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Caught Up

Well, gentle viewers, just color me sheepish. I meant to post about something else today, but I got a wee bit caught up with my revisions. I’ve been polishing up my “final” draft of Primeval, and I got sucked in. It’s a good feeling, getting sucked into your own book….

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Author | Emmie Comments | Comments Off Date | December 9, 2011
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Buttressing Your Protagonist, Part 1

Every story you read will supporting characters. Even if you come across one with only a lone ranger of a hero, there will be elements of the story that fill in the role of supporting characters. As I rewrite and revise Primeval, this is something sticking out in my mind….

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Author | Emmie Comments | 5 Date | December 4, 2011
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Tick, Tock

My boss seems to hate my writing. At least, when I look at the schedule for the next ten days, it feels that way. No, no. I don’t really¬† think he sits there writing the schedule, drumming his fingertips together and grinning in malicious glee as he schedules me seven…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 2 Date | December 3, 2011
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Crash, Crash, Boom

That’s the sound of my Scrivener Beta tonight. I got all excited thinking that today I could get my NaNo winner’s discounted full version, only to be punctured with a big, shiny pin that has “DECEMBER 2” engraved across its length. I’ve been working away in spite of the many…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 7 Date | December 1, 2011
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Watch Your Mouth

It’s going to do a trick! Sorry. I’m just chock-full of the bad puns lately. You can smack my wrist if you must. Well, gentle viewers, we are back to The 25 for the penultimate day! Aren’t you excited?! I sure am. Though I’m going to have to start nosing…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 3 Date | November 9, 2011
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Fruit Ninja

I like Fruit Ninja. When I forget a book or want to wind down a little before bed, I’ll play a few rounds and ponder how it’s possible for someone to achieve over 1000 points on arcade mode. This afternoon after I got up, I was laying on our living…

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Author | Emmie Comments | Comments Off Date | November 7, 2011
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Magic in a Jar and Other Creative Tales

I know, I know. Double post action today. However, first of all, I need to celebrate getting draft two of book one finished. Yep. Done-zo. Even untangled the snarl at the end of the yarn ball into a perfectly awesome ending and a snazzy epilogue. It’s lookin’ like a book,…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 2 Date | October 27, 2011
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