Monthly Archives: March 2015

M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 03/08/15

Ediring the second draft of a novel or novella is like trying to sculpt a block of play-doh the size of a football field… With a scalpel… Urgh. That’s where I am right now. The glorious second draft, trying to … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 03/07/15

In the rough draft, dialogue is not my friend. Generally, my characters overstate the obvious, say things in long, awkward, complete sentences that no one actually says, and generally talk too much–especially in battle or fighting. Basically, they talk like … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: Batman Begins & Character Development 03/06/15

Awesome happened last night, but it didn’t happen while I worked on edits for chapter two. It happened while I was watching Batman Begins. I realize this first Batman movie by Christopher Nolan wasn’t as big a hit as The … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 03/05/15

Sometimes writing goals have to be cut short for friends and paella. I’m just saying… Two things got in the way of comet ing my fo of finishing the edits of chapter one: Dinner plans. I’m a writer, not a … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 03/04/15

Finding your plot can often feel like a snipe hunt. Generally it lasts until the wee hours of the morning, and you come back empty-handed and grouchy. After combing through the rough draft of this urban-fantasy novella, I’ve got a … Continue reading

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

#writerproblems :::adopting a whiney voice::: I can’t figure out whether the cops are on my hero’s side or if they consider him a vigilante… Like, seriously, it’s a problem. It’s an urban fantasy pulp story in which my hero hunts … Continue reading

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

I spent yesterday morning on two planes I should have been on the night before. Weather delayed my Chattanooga flight to the point where I would have missed the last flight to Ft Myers from Charlotte, NC. I actually got … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 03/01/15

Ah yes. The first edit after the rough draft… It kind of feels like having your chest dragged against a cheese grater. When you write it, you think that it’s just the best thing ever. Then you read it and … Continue reading

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Today’s ConNooga Panel Schedule: 03/01/15

Here is today’s ConNooga panel schedule. If I’m not on panels, I will be at the Dark Oak Press and Media table, so please drop by and say hi! Sunday 10:00am – Writing Openings: Character, Setting, and Conflict 01:00pm – … Continue reading

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