For me, a novel's 2nd draft is where the work gets done. The first draft is fun -- filled with flights of fancy, expedient shortcuts, and little regard for strict adherence to continuity. Going into [...]
Well, I finally did it. I participated in a NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I'm still trying to evaluate the experience. It was certainly interesting.
In Que Será Serees, Seeres shares (or nearly shares) an orbit with its sister world Bailera. Every 201.5-ish Serees/Bailera years, they closely approach each other, switch orbits, and then retreat from each other. I'm sure some have wondered if this is possible.
I love storytelling — the ability to weave characters and situations into a tapestry so intricate that you get lost within it. With TV, the storytelling I look for not only gives me resolutions but also propels me expectantly into the unknown realm of the story-to-come. The season 4 finale of Castle did that for me.
Fan Fiction, or fanfic, is treated as a bit of a dirty word in some circles despite lots of people writing it. I don't think it's a dirty word at all. In fact, a lot of people came to my writing because of the fanfic I've written over the years. Because of that, and because some of the