Monthly Archives: February 2015

M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 02/19/15

Last night’s writing session: AWESOME! I wrote an entire chapter–over 1000 words, and I mapped out the rest of the urban fantasy pulp story! I plan to finish the rough draft by this weekend, and then the race is on … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: The Importance of Build Up 02/18/15

I’m reaching the point in the novella where I have to start worrying about the approach to the climax. Last night I took inventory of what I have so far and where I’m going. The answer was obvious. I’ve got … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: Dual Duty Scenes = Action + Character Development 02/17/15

As I work through the first draft of this urban fantasy pulp novella, I keep trying to remind myself of three things: –The scene in Sweet Home Alabama where the heroine tells her dad she is getting married. —Indiana Jones … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 02/16/15

I just received my first set of Big Bad II books in the mail! For those of you unfamiliar with the urban fantasy/horror anthology series, the stories within are all written from the villain’s point of view, and my story … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s ConNooga 2015 Panel Schedule

I have received my panel schedule for ConNooga. If I’m not on panels, I will be at the Dark Oak Press and Media table, so please let drop by and say hi! Friday 1:00pm – Examining the Spiritual in Gaming … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: I Just Created Scary Zombies! 02/15/15

I just created the scariest zombies ever! :::throwing up hands in innocence::: It’s not my fault. When I was writing my scene. And they just crawled out of the mirror, I didn’t know what they were… Dude, these things are … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: Why Backups Are Important 02/14/15

Computer trouble can really kill a good writing session. My laptop has been on the fritz for a while. It overheats, the power cord overheats, and then while I’m in the midst of composing a beautiful scene, the whole thing … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 02/13/15

The short story is done, and I am back working with the urban fantasy, pulp novella starring Michael Lodestone! Woo hoo! Here are a few things I’ve discovered about switching away from a story for a week to write another: … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 02/12/15

Yesterday’s writing session happened in the morning after I got two hours of sleep from 1:30 to 3:30. After that, I worked until 7:30 polishing up the steampunk superhero short story I’ve been working on. I sent that out and … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: How to Write When Sleep Deprived 02/11/15

Superhero steampunk short story is complete. I am exhausted. Got about 5 hours of sleep for the past two nights. Here are the writing tips I have learned from this experience: Starbucks Frappucinos that come in those jars don’t work. … Continue reading

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