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4 Danger Signs To Search For, Before Sending Off Your Novel

This is a good post about writing that I found on io9.

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Everman and Uriel: Segment II

Chapter 1

“Son of a bitch! It worked!”

“Did you expect it not to? You're the one that's been telling us that this damned thing would work from the beginning!”

“I did? I did! Well then, goddamn right it works! I told you this damned thing would work, didn't I?”

Thornton Vance, the imposing and eternally disgruntled Mr. Vance, leaned back in his over-sized office chair, causing it to groan loudly under his immense weight. He wove his fingers together and settled his wide chins on top of them whilst glaring daggers at Mr. Farr. Mr. Farr, in turn, furrowed his bushy gray eyebrows together and flipped his employer the bird.

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Everman and Uriel: Segment I

C Withey here. What you see here is the prologue to my novel entitled Everman and Uriel, the first and entirely finished novel of my creation. Compared to what I've done in the past, it's hefty, weighing in at 66 thousand words. Once I have the funding, I will seek appropriate representation for it and get it bound in paper and set in place along side the millions of other books 'like' it.

I post it here as a treat to the people of Oort-Cloud, for this is the one work I'm most fond of, the crown jewel of my meager collection.

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Discussion: NaNoWriMo

I'm going to go out on an limb here and guess that everybody on the oort-cloud has heard of National Novel Writing Month. I've decided to sign up. As you may or may not know, it's 50 thousand words in 30 days. That's just under 1700 words a day. Dang. One thing, though, is that you have to start it with something new, which means i'm going to have to finish up Trex World's rough draft in a hurry. And maybe that's a good thing. It'll be like training for a marathon. We'll see if it pans out. Is anybody else out there planning on signing up? Has anybody been through it before and has thoughts on the subject?

Here's my NaNoWriMo page, so y'all can see me progress:

This is my first time out, so, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

As yet untitled novel, Chapter 1

Here is the first chapter of the novel I'm working on. Suggestions, criticism, gushing praise all welcome. NB: 'NEWEARTH' is a place-holder for the name of the planet until I think of one.

Unnamed Novel

This is the tip of a novel I am attempting to write. I'm not sure how many Canadian readers we have here at Oort-Cloud, but if you live in Toronto, the place names will mean something to you.

My aim is to focus more on my characters and on digital rights than on ray guns and spaceships. Feedback appreciated.


-Chapter 1-

It’s three AM or so now, and quiet. I’m listening to the rhythmic scrape of a bent fan blade as it brushes air from somewhere to somewhere. My eyes are closed, light-bruised. My mind makes the room rotate, pushing me into the couch.