Category Archives: 2014

2014: The List and the Lessons

I’ve made a pleasurable habit of reviewing the list of books I’ve read during the year and looking back over the biggest writing lessons I grokked along the way. If 2013 was the year of the short story, 2014 (for … Continue reading

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Fourth Friday Free Fiction – A Time of Patriots

CHECK BACK AGAIN NEXT MONTH! Copyright 2014 © 2014 by Sharon Joss Published by Aja Publishing This book is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All characters and events portrayed in this … Continue reading

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Birdman: How what you think depends on your outlook

No spoilers here. I’m talking about technique here. I’ve been going through some pretty intense personal stuff lately (really good, but distracting), so I decided to go see a movie, to reset my brain. I chose Birdman, in part because … Continue reading

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First Draft

I finished the first draft of my latest novel project yesterday. It’s a thriller; a new genre for me, and it takes place in an alternate universe in terms of time and place, so I had to do a lot … Continue reading

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Fourth Friday Free Fiction – The Egg Thief

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Yay for Author Fest!

It’s Orycon weekend here in Portland. I planned to go, and already had my ticket (bought months ahead of time), but I didn’t get a chance. I’m getting some good momentum going on my latest Work-In-Progress, and I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Return from the Land of Writers

I’m back from another excellent/exhausting/exhilarating week in Lincoln City, or as I like to think of it, the Land of Writers. I took an eight-day-long class on the business of writing, which, as it turns out, is a lot more … Continue reading

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