Tag Archives: pulp

#Writing: Adding Action vs. Raising the Stakes

It’s easy to add in a few action sequences to get your story moving, but without raising the stakes for your protagonist, the story might still fall flat. I’m working on the second draft of my urban-fantasy, pulp novella, and … Continue reading

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Watching Character Develop – M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 10/01/15

I love it when characters start developing right in front of me as I write them. I’ve been working on the Michael Lodestone urban-fantasy, pulp novella, and I’ve been stuck on a few plot points. I used to let getting … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 06/10/15

It’s been while since I’ve posted, so I figured I would give a quick summary of where I am with the Lodestone novella. I’m finally out of my first trimester, which I have to say was probably the only thing … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 03/20/15 to 03/23/15

I’m back from MidSouth Con! I had a wonderful time, and yes, I managed to write everyday–especially on the plane flights. I think the most important writing session happened on the flight home. I spent the time really brainstorming about … Continue reading

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M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 03/10/15 to 03/12/15

I apologize for the lack of posts. I tend to write them on my phone during my morning walk to work, but that didn’t happen for the past three days. I’ve been working on the urban fantasy pulp novella every … 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: The Science of Fantasy 02/22/15

This thought literally crossed my mind tonight: “If iron and lodestone can repel magic [in my Michael Lodestone pulp/urban fantasy world], then magic has a magnetic field. That means JT can develop sensors to track it!” [JT is one of … Continue reading

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