Monthly Archives: February 2015

M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 02/10/15

Wow… One of my characters in this superhero steampunk story has been lying to me this whole time!!! But first, my writing recap for yesterday: I have reached the point of totally exhaustion. I’ve been up against the wire trying … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 02/09/15

The second draft is always the draft that balloons out, for me anyway. Today I worked on finishing up the second draft of this steampunk superhero story I’m working on. I figured I would show a bit of what I’m … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 02/08/15

Ack! No time this morning to post! Writing happened yesterday but only for a brief period of time… Argh!!! If I ever go missing, follow the trail of STARBUCKS purchases and chocolate a wrappers to a hotel 100 miles away … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 02/07/15

I have confirmed that typing in a moving vehicle makes me car sick…. Yesterday was an impromptu family trip, so I did the best I could with the time I had. I spent 3 hours in a car, and I … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 02/06/15

Yesterday: I got to edit! Oh, how I love editing. Every rough draft is just that: rough. Reading the first draft will totally do a number on a writer’s self image because all rough drafts are horrific. It’s the 2nd … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 02/05/15

Last night I finished the rough draft to my superhero steampunk short story! When I say rough, I mean rough. Some sentences are meant to describe two to three paragraphs of action. (“Both of them fought” is an example.) I … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 02/04/15

The muse actually paid me a visit last night! And this time, I had some paper near me with which to jot it all down! (Unlike last time she showed up and I left her alone in the hotel lobby … Continue reading

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Pretentious Word of the Week: Proppant

This week’s pretentious word is proppant: Proppant: noun. Sand or similar particulate material suspended in water or other fluid and used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to keep fissures open. In the Battlestar Galactica universe, proppants should not be used while fracking. See if … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 02/03/15

As I mentioned a few days ago, I’ve got a short story due by Sunday, and it needs to be pretty clean by the time I send it off. It is a Steampunk Superhero story for Dark Oak’s Capes & … Continue reading

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

Sometimes, a picture really is worth 1,000 words. I love snow. However, I live in Naples, Florida, which means I don’t get much of it. During the winter, I like to change my computer desktop backgrounds to include some kind … Continue reading

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