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30 Days of NaNo, 30 Covers of Death Train: Day Three

Cookie for the Day:

“You knew this was going to happen,” said the strange, shining man.

“I didn’t think…” Nick’s mother faltered.

Yes, yes; I know. You changed your name and forwarding address, you’re living among humans… Well, kind of. I mean, really. Death Valley Ranch?”
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Top 10 Reasons Why ANTM 19 Is A Massive Writing Fail: Reason 4

Maybe the wolf and the python will return in search of their pelts…

Once again, I’m going to have to go with BryanBoy. I meant to do another topic, but the horrible lingering horror of BB casts a sinister shadow…
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Getting Your Characters to Talk to You: Stetson Smith and Sexuality

Well, if that title didn’t get everybody’s attention, then nothing ever will. 😉 (Okay… maybe “Jesus Comes Back and Gives You the Winning Lottery Numbers!”) Anyway.

When Gwen Was Away…

I think that it’s important to try to figure out everything about a character. Sometimes, of course, they don’t want to tell you. Gwen is still being very secretive. But as for Stetson… that boy is telling me more and more every day. For instance– let’s talk about sex.
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Getting Your Characters to Talk to You: Rebecca Burns

I picture Rebecca as looking like this.

So I’m trying to get OTHER characters to talk to me now, and I’m working on Rebecca. She’s one of the two women in Stetson’s life during the course of Death Train. But wow, what a difference from Gwen…
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Writing Problems Part 1: How to Get Your Characters to Talk to You: Stetson Smith

Kind of How I See Stetson Smith.

So I was going absolutely nuts with the first thirty pages of DT– endless hours spent writing and rewriting, eternal revisions of zillions of versions, and lots and lots of awful moments when the whole thing kept falling apart, leaving me in a hopeless mess in front a laptop. (Last week, this also happened once at the Minnesota State Fair in the Creative Activities Building next to the krumkake display.)

And THEN…
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