The effects of formatting

I've been reading Satantango by László Krasznahorkai, and it is formatted in an unusual way, in that it is basically a wall of text with no paragraph breaks. While this sounds odd, and annoying to read (it was at first) it gives the words a kind of overwhelmingness, and endless pressure and urgency that really …

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can’t write? edit!

I've been having some trouble creating lately... so I'll delete instead! It's been nearly a year since I reached the end of my novel, so it's about time I started editing it. So, I started... and I'm wondering if I've really improved that much in the past year, or if I was just blinded by …

A draft!!

I sent out my finished draft of The Observer to my writing group! Now, to await their ever useful feedback! It took a lot longer than I imagined to send it out, because every time I thought about doing it I would realize some other thing I wanted to change. I still have more things …

The Observer second draft is finished!

I have finished a first pass through of my novella, and fixed all the problems I had highlighted! Now to read it again and find a whole new slew of them (I've already found a few, sigh.) I know it will never be 'done.' It will only ever be 'good enough.' But it is still …

First story of the year

Not even out of the first week. A good sign! Damn it feels good to be a writer. Creation has been slowed due to all the editing I've been doing, so it is a much needed brain flexing to actually work on something new. Now, back to the grind...

Oh my God the dictionary!

I started reading it... and am wondering why I never did this before. It's like walking through a treasure-filled cavern and snatching up any glinting piece that pulls my eye. So many words! I wish I had a randomized version of the dictionary so that all my new words wouldn't start with A, but here …