Writing in Public – Day 16

I went to Bill’s Novel Writing Class today. It’s really quite good. Today he covered story structure, so that wasn’t quite as new to me. Though he said one thing that struck me. The inciting incident is something that happens to your character. We also did two five-minute sprints, which gave me the basic words…

Writing in Public – Day 15

Every time I sat down to write today I thought of something that needed to be cleaned. My house is now much cleaner. I worked on adding words to a time travel short story that had been shelved for a while. It has taken a darker tone than one would expect for a short story…

Writing in Public – Day 14 The Septuagint and Pharos Island

It’s been a productive weekend in general but not with writing in specific. I continue to eat well and maintain my streak, so that is good. I ran into an interesting note by Philo discussing the creation of the Septuagint. The Septuagint is the name for the earliest translation of the Torah into Greek, which…

Writing in Public – Day 13 Backpacking and Reading

Today, I’m steering you to another writer friend with a great piece of flash fiction. This story is called Haunted Mansions Are Never Wheelchair Accessible by Justin Siebert. It’s a great story and I think you will like it. It has an engaging and unusual protagonist and a thought-provoking ending. The link takes you to a…

Writing in Public – Day 11 – 4theWords is Back!

I’ve become addicted to writing on 4thewords.com. It was down for three planned days for a complete upgrade and I missed it powerfully. I think if you check the writing numbers you’ll see how my productivity suffered. So what is 4theWords? According to their Wiki: “4theWords is a roleplaying game, in which you accomplish battles…

Writing in Public – Day 9 – Arctic Story Underway

I’m planning to backpack for my birthday this year so I’m practicing backpacking while Steve runs. My pack and boots are holding up well. Steve bought a new backpack for himself and on Thursday we will get him some boots and the few items we still need for a comfortable night in the woods. The…

Writing in Public – Day 7 – Ancient Characters

I have a one week streak of writing in public! Today I focused on my primary novel. I’m trying to figure out the timeline of events surrounding my characters and how the events in their lives match up to the historical events. I had a bit of a breakthrough today. Julia Drusilla, Emperor Caligula’s sister…