April 2008


How poor whites have been tricked through history to take the side of the elites against poor blacks, with whom they often have much more in common.

(From Stuff White People Do)

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Instead of posting all over creation what I’m up to (like I’ve been doing), everything’s going here. I’m seriously out of time for the luxury of posting the same thing in multiple places.

That said:

Did a bit of a story (911 words) over at FM today as a final assignment example for the class I ran this month on designing a non-human MC. I liked doing the class, some people came up with things I’d never considered.

If you’re a writer and haven’t heard of Forward Motion, you really should go check it out.

Almost done reading a novel for my crit group (also over at FM), but today I did a bunch of admin stuff for the group. Fortunately it only needs to be done every so often.

Haven’t heard back on the short stories out there. I only have two out; my goal was one per month this year. Grr, that means I need to edit the ones I’ve had critted too. But I won’t get any good at editing if I don’t edit.

I decided to work on People of the Earth, and do a novel critique for a friend. Been a busy week, barely fitting this in.

Open mike: what’s going on with you?

Why Integration Has Failed

Ragamuffin by Tobias Buckell is available to preorder on paperback!

… that while I can write for weeks straight, I can’t do that with large-scale editing (as in dealing with plot, sub-plot and the like). My brain just shuts down until it has enough time off.

So it seems editing is the limiting factor as to how productive I can be.

I’ve read books on writing productivity, any ideas (or books you recommend) on editing? Because this is starting to bother me.

… to the readers coming by from Double Consciousness. I’m honored to have one of my articles chosen for the March Erase Racism Carnival.

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