Tag: Writing

The D.E.P. (Derail Every Plan) Method

I’m in two critique groups, one for novels and one for screenplays.  My novel group met yesterday and chapters 4 and 5 of my first steampunk novel were up. The great thing about being in a critique group is that, while all will comment on story structure and characters, different […]

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LATFoB 2023

LATFoB 2023 I spent this weekend at the LA Times Festival of Books volunteering at the GLAWS booth.  There, you see, here’s a picture of me at the booth. Usually, I go to big events like this and take lots of pictures, but I’m never in them.  So this time […]

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Falling Behind

Next week, I will be reviewing my goals for the first quarter of 2023.  I’m doing pretty good in most categories, except one, which is arguably the most important one.  My writing.  I should have finished chapter three of my second novel by now, but I’m still on chapter one. […]

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Mad Woman Goes to Conference

The latest California Creative Writers Conference was recently held over two consecutive weekends.  It started on Friday afternoon, 3/3/23, then all day Saturday and Sunday, then in the afternoons Monday through Wednesday.   This was the virtual part of the conference on Zoom.  While I sat at my computer for it, […]

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Back from a Conference

Back from the California Creative Writer’s Conference. Just made and had a late dinner. Brain dead and food coma is not a good combination. Great conference, more on it next week. Zzzzzz…. Dennis   154th blog completed. Second Steampunk novel: 783 words.  <– This is what I’m now concentrating on. […]

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Oh, no, Here We Go!

Starting a new novel can be intimidating, but also exciting.  And it’s one of my major goals of the year:  Write a new novel and write a new screenplay.  While I’m still working on trimming my second steampunk screenplay, it is at the point that I can novelize it. Actually, […]

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Off to a Good Start

It may be two months early to review my goals, but as I was marking my progress for the month, I realized how much I accomplished.  Some of it, like trying new recipes, I wasn’t even trying.  I just love trying new recipes I find. It’s important to break down […]

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A Long Time Ago at a Campfire Far, Far Away

We are storytellers.  It’s in our blood.  Ever since small groups of hunters and gatherers sat around the campfire, they have told stories.  While some basics remain constant, the styles of storytelling change.  We can see this even within our lifetime. You may not have lived as long as I […]

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2022 Goals – the expurgated version (the one without the gannet).  Third Quarter Edition.

For the full version see my January 16th, 2022 blog, https://dennisamadorcherry.com/blog/writing/2022-goals/ POLISH OFF MY FIRST STEAMPUNK NOVEL: I plan to have this done by Presidents’ Day.  I did it!  I finished it.  Kris and I went through the whole thing line by line.  I got it as ready as I […]

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Hit by the Sledgehammer of Inspiration

How it All Starts I start off my Thursday afternoon as I always do. I drop off my client to his therapist and hit the local Yogurtland to grab my favorite chocolate obsession and do some writing. I used to think that when I started working part-time, I would have […]

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