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john-erwin-doerper's picture
Nov.25.2008
At the stroke of midnight my green word count bar turned purple and a winner's certificate popped up.  Great.  Now I can let this one simmer on the back burner for a while and go back to the project I was working on before 1 November.    
remittance-girl's picture
Nov.24.2008
In my story, 'The Splinter', my main character states her reason for her practice of 'mortification of the flesh'. Initially, at a young age, she tells her priest: "I'm atoning for my sins, Father. I'm paying for them with pain. Just like Jesus." Later, when confronted on what the priest...
remittance-girl's picture
Nov.24.2008
One of the topics I am very interested in investigating in The Splinter is the use of pain as a tool for religious transcendence and as a vehicle to achieving "ecstatic union with God" (Flynn). The Christian use of self-flagellation seems to be seen as achieving a number of different...
paul-west's picture
Nov.24.2008
Recently, someone posed a question regarding a first-person look inside the head of an evil main character. I think her problem was with how to make it seem real. Often, antagonists are portrayed at a distance, and we don’t really know much about them, other than some superfluous idea given by the...
elizabeth-stark's picture
Nov.24.2008
” . . . or you write a book and while you write it you are ashamed for every one must think you a silly or a crazy one and yet you write it and you are ashamed, you know you will be laughed at or pitied by every one and you have a queer feeling and you are not very certain and you go on writing....
hannah-blake's picture
Nov.24.2008
With the month I'm having it's kind of startling to see my NaNoWriMo story emerging.  Since I feel guilty for sleeping at night, after all, that's prime writing time, I stay up and eke out another thousand words here and there.  After everyone else is in bed I don't have to worry with meal prep or...
jennifer-lyn-king's picture
Nov.24.2008
Yesterday, I found a beautiful surprise waiting outside our back door—two perfect unfurling white roses. Since I love roses and have planted dozens outside, rose bouquets are common at our house in summer. But now that the seasons have passed into late fall and our Ohio weather has dipped for weeks...
terry-spear's picture
Nov.24.2008
I wrote 10,000 words on Plight of the Wolf this past week, but what with the Thanksgiving holiday, trying to catch up on teaching two online writing courses, planting, and working, I was afraid I wouldn't have enough time to write. And I've got to finish the story!!! Yet, I've only just begun to...
brad-green's picture
Nov.24.2008
My little girl has become a sneak.  She's old enough now to test boundary.  I don't know if she tests to determine whether the ambitus is elastic or whether it still simply exists.  I suspect the latter.  The recognition of permanence is an important skill.  Without permanence we'd all be...
james-buchanan's picture
Nov.23.2008
Describing sex or writing in a sexual way can give a story a little more to draw the eye in as we all know that titilating the reader is really the goal of any good writing. This is not to say that the only good writing involves some sort of sexual aspect, but good writing does touch something in...