I’ve been attending writing critique groups for a few years now, and while this by no means makes me an expert in critiquing, I am an expert in my own personal experiences while attending these groups.

I’ve written some of my thoughts in this post.

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Went eclipse watching this last weekend.  Some highlights include: Coyotes laughing at us every two hours while we tried to sleep. A cold cold cold night. An epic 12 hour drive home. Forgetting pillows. Sound horrible?  Not even close.  It was absolutely amazing.  Photos like the one above (my favorite), our little dog Bridget had […]

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“You’re doing your job, but you’re not enthusiastic, and you’re clearly not happy.” A few weeks ago, I was given some feedback at work.  I suspect the intent was to ‘motivate’ me to do better.  But honestly, part of me is taking it as a compliment.

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“Throw the switch, Igor!” “Yes master.” Stitched together from the words of countless blog posts, the abomination twitches on the slab as electricity courses through the thoughts and edits, bringing something akin to life.  Or unlife. Some pieces may be missing, some changed to make them fit, but the creature animates none the less, in […]

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Hello.  My name is Roxanne, and I’m a nightwalker. (this is where y’all say “Hi Roxanne” and clap). No, I’m not talking about being a vampire.  Or a sleepwalker.  I’m just nocturnal. Don’t get me wrong, I do like the sun.  I really do.  It’s a really great thing.  But…I’m really at my best at […]

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Some of my favorite video game soundtracks… What’s the World Come To. – Zac Belica/Sarah Ravenscroft – Sin: Emergence Swamped. – Lacuna Coil – Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines Still Alive – Lisa Miskovsky – Mirrors Edge Isolated – Chiasm – Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines Electric Worry – Clutch – Left for Dead 2

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Just passed 50k words in my NanoWrimo Novel  Syrtis Minor. It’s a murder mystery/adventure set on Mars in 2050.  Bunch of scientists, engineers, and the like.  Of course they’re gonna kill each other off. I’m a NanoWrimo Winnder!

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Okay, I went and got my schedule all turned around.  Insufficient sleep for the last two weeks, and poor sleep at that.  I finally crashed last night, woke up at four, and here I am, almost five in the morning and still awake. Gah.

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Been somewhat quiet this last month as I’ve been heads down in NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month.  Why write blog posts, given a deadline of 50k words in a month on a single new story. Well, I didn’t quite make it.  37,924 words.  Still, that 37,924 f*ing words.  Wow.  Towards the end, I was […]

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Taking a moment out of my NaNo writing for a little rant. I avoided going to see SuckerPunch in the movie theater as the reviews were an endless flood of ‘this is the worst movie ever made.’  I was skeptical that it would unseat Ulli Lommel’s “The Raven” or Highlander II : The Sickening.  Regardless, I […]

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