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Monthly Archives: April 2008

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This is the cover for the forth­coming Cast in Fury, an October 2008 release from Luna Books. The cover itself came in the mail with the line-edit­s/­­copy-edits for, oddly enough, the same book, and I’ve been reading those. Which made me think of the stages of a book. Because I have a severe sensi­tivity to outlines, I will do almost anything to avoid writing them. This would include writing the whole book first. Because all writers work in their own unique ways, this isn’t meant to be prescrip­tive, and it’s not meant to offer advice; it’s just a state­ment of what I do. So… in my case, I basi­cally sit down, over a period of several months, and write the book. This would include all the hair-pulling, … Continue reading 

Posted in Books, writing.

I often post miscel­la­neous bits and pieces about writing, or at least my thoughts on the process, at my live­journal, msagara​.live​journal​.com. I can cross-post those here if people are more comfort­able asking ques­tions here, and if you have an opinion about that, either way, please let me know. I mostly wanted to move the bibli­og­raphy to some­place it was easier for me to update because I am utterly hope­less at site updating without some sort of easily accessed gui. Which Word­Press does have. Does it work? Well, no; for some reason it imme­di­ately destroys all line-breaks, which makes format­ting anything that isn’t straight text a touch diffi­cult. It’s a total pain. But in theory I can update more frequently. Of course, I don’t really have all that … Continue reading