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Non-Emergency Internet-Less Post!

I do not yet have interwebs in the new abode, and verizon isn’t coming until next week to hook it up.

No big deal. It’s been kind of nice sitting at home with PW and the pup listening to 98 Rock as we unpack, read, or eat data on our phones. Did you know the radio still broadcasts every night? And it’s free!!!

I was literally about to turn off my computer at work when I remembered that I had not scheduled anything for today. I haven’t missed a post in I don’t know how long (it’s probably not as long as I’m letting myself believe), and I’ll be damned if I miss one now.

Manuscript: Beta has officially surpassed 190,000 words, and I still have a chapter+ to write.

Happy Happy Hour!

Steve D

Friday Actual Write-Day

Life has been busy since we bought our house. Most of my weekends and spare evenings have been spent sanding, painting, talking with repair pros, or demolishing moldy cabinets in the cellar.

Fortunately, real progress is being made on our house, and we’re on our way to moving in in the next month or so. I’ll post some photos soon. Continue reading Friday Actual Write-Day

GUEST POST: Writing for Yourself vs Writing for an Editor, by Steven D’Adamo

Sci-fi author Luther M Siler let me write a guest post for his website, which is pretty awesome. Have a look-see and check out his books. I’d be happy to have a fraction of the following he does. (Maybe just a slightly bigger fraction than currently. )

Thank you Luther!

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At least one guest post today and tomorrow, as brain melt starts to set in.  Steve’s good people.  Be nice.  


Bio: Steven D’Adamo is a writer based outside of Baltimore, MD. He co-founded Red String PaperCuts with a friend and fellow writer to discuss books, music, and poetry, and argue about life from their armchairs. His fantasy adventure novel, The Warden of Everfeld: Memento , will debut at the end of 2017. To catch a glimpse of his fantasy universe, check out the dark fantasy horror, “ Wolf’s Moon Night ,” published by Five on the Fifth . Aside from his website, you can find Steven on Facebook , Goodreads , and NaNoWriMo (dia820).

For Whom Do You Write? (Hint: it always changes!)

Most of us say that we only write for ourselves, that it doesn’t matter how the outside world perceives our stories because we poured our hearts…

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3 Ways to Revise Your First Draft

As I near the end of my revisions to Manuscript: Beta, I have begun to reflect on the process itself. Jessie called me crazypants when I told her I was rewriting The Warden of Everfeld: Memento to prepare the second draft.

So I thought I would compare this processes to the other paths I might have taken. At its most basic, there are really only three ways to revise a first draft. Continue reading 3 Ways to Revise Your First Draft

Forward with the Second Draft!

I had a revelation this week. Rather, a revelation was given to me by someone else. I have devised a plan to both motivate myself towards the end of Manuscript: Beta and get a headstart on the review process with my beta readers and editor — all in one fell swoop! Continue reading Forward with the Second Draft!

Friday Write-Day: A Very Strange Week

I’ve had a severe lack of motivation all week, hence the non-title card for this post.

I was going to write a piece about how the sense of failure in one aspect of life can trickle down and impact other parts of your life. But that seems crass in the wake of Chris Cornell’s death. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: A Very Strange Week