Monthly Archives: June 2013

July Camp NaNoWriMo


This is just a warning to all our fans that many of the RocNaNo writers will be participating in NaNoWriMo‘s Camp NaNo during the month of July. I for one plan to post extracts of my WIP (work in progress) … Continue reading

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Leaping Knights


It feels like writing challenge time. Here’s a photo from last summer’s Sterling Renaissance Festival. What is happening here?

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Aura Bit: Animus Runaway


This is a little fragment I wrote to explore Animus, one of the main characters in my novel. He’s a Psyan (psychic) and the keeper of a very important artifact. The plot and setting of this fragment is no longer … Continue reading

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Historic Rochester Writing Challenge:


Take an event from Rochester’s past and write a short historical fiction piece relating to it. It is easy to take for granted just how rich our local history is, from unearthing the potter’s field below the Lilac Festival grounds … Continue reading

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Who Needs Sleep?


[This morning I was surprised to see the Writing Prompt: My Own Worst Enemy posted. That’s really a tough challenge, since in most cases (especially those associated with the illustration) the key difference is the character’s motivation, rather than whether one … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt: My Own Worst Enemy


Pick a character, any character. They can be yours or someone else’s, popular or unknown. Change one thing about them. It can be a skill they possess, a personality trait, a physical feature or ability, whatever; the scale of the … Continue reading

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Interview with an Antagonist


One of (possibly many, in my case) my responses to Writing Challenge: Antagonist Job Interview.  This lovely gentleman has abruptly become the central villain in a steampunk fantasy novel I’ve been working on.  I was creating him as I went … Continue reading

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The Empty Hill


This is based off of a writing prompt from the Showing & Telling excerpt posted on the Facebook group by Kurt Schweitzer. ———————————————————————————————————————— “We’re here.” Shawn stopped the car, but didn’t turn the engine off. Steve Miller crooned on quietly … Continue reading

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Interview with a Villain


I’ve finally finished my responses to the Writing Challenge: Antagonist Job Interview and posted them to my First Draft Fiction blog. Previously I have reposted challenge responses here as well as there, but this time around I’m just going to … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Loved the Snow


This is a piece I wrote in college about my dog that passed away my senior year of high school. He had been in my family since I was five years old. So, when he passed, it was hard. Especially … Continue reading

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