Today’s Commentary While Revising

Posted by Shannon Haddock on January 30, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Again, home alone except for the cat. “There we go!  Turn the sleaziness up!” “Yeah.” “Nah.” (This and the above were about the same line I’d just added.  And said about five seconds apart.  I changed my mind as soon as I finished typing it.) “Arrggh!  That made it worse!” “Fuck.  I don’t know how […]


Great First Lines

Posted by Shannon Haddock on January 27, 2017 in Crown of Eldrete, Jake's Last Mission, No More Lies, Once A Hero Always A Hero, Rants |

This is another thing from that list of blogposts that wasn’t totally stupid. “Make a list of great first lines from books,” it said.  So, here is a list of five first lines that I really like, in no special order:  All children, except one, grow up.  — Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie   It is given […]


I Forgot I Should Never Read The Comments on YouTube Videos (A Coming Out Post Of A Sort)

Posted by Shannon Haddock on January 27, 2017 in Rants, Shannon the person |

Before I start this one, I should probably warn you that this one is not about writing, fiction, or any of the other shit I normally rant about here.  This one is about me, Shannon Haddock the person.  So if you’re just here for writing stuff, you probably want to skip this one.  (Also, I’m writing this […]

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Excerpt From “Once A Hero, Always A Hero”

Posted by Shannon Haddock on January 25, 2017 in No More Lies, Short stories |

Like I said, not all of the suggestions for things authors should blog about were stupid.  This one, in fact, I’m surprised hadn’t occurred to me:  excerpts from your work.  So, here’s an excerpt from “Once A Hero, Always A Hero”, the first Universal Nexus short story.  This is from the revised edition.  If you […]


Tonight’s Edition of “Things I Said While Revising”

Posted by Shannon Haddock on January 24, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Jaye is awake and home this time, but not in the room, so once again I’m talking to myself. “Okay, let’s try that again.” “Argh!” “Ugh.” “E . . . gak!”  (So flustered with a sentence I couldn’t manage words.) “Yeah!  There we go!” “Oh!  Even better!” “What the . . .?” “What?” “C’mon.” “Jesus […]


Today In “Things Said To Myself While Revising”

Posted by Shannon Haddock on January 24, 2017 in No More Lies, Writing process |

Jaye is home.  But she’s asleep, so I’m still talking to myself.: “The ego, Bobby!” “Whoa, that’s a bad sentence.” “Ohhhhh!” “Dumbass.” (And for once this was directed at myself instead of Bobby.) “Oh, god, that’s . . .” “Groovy.” “What the fuck?” “Ooooh . . . that’s better . . . yeah!” “Jesus fucking Christ!” (This was […]


Looks Like I’m A Hypocrit

Posted by Shannon Haddock on January 23, 2017 in Uncategorized |

You know how much I rant about self-pubbed authors not even running spellcheck before publishing? I was just writing a post that contained an excerpt from “Once A Hero, Always A Hero.”  There were two misspelled words in the excerpt.  Fuck. So, uhmm . . . sorry. No one’s complained about the spelling errors, so […]


This is another post that supposed to help me gain followers or something

Posted by Shannon Haddock on January 23, 2017 in Jake's Last Mission, Rants, Uncategorized, Writing process |

The suggestion for what to blog about is “Write an article highlighting one of your Pinterest boards and explain how and why you use it”.  I do, in fact, have a Pinterest account.  I even have boards for a couple of my books. So, here, have a look at my board for the cleverly titled Jake’s […]


Things I Have Said To Myself Or The Manuscript While Revising Today

Posted by Shannon Haddock on January 19, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Enjoy this look into my brain.  And, yes, I said all of these aloud.  The cat and I are the only ones here.  What I said to her is a million variants of “Not now, Bella!”.: “Why is he pausing there?!” “I need a name.  Wait.  I have a list of names . . . […]


Future Story Ideas . . . At Least, That’s What It Was Supposed To Be About

Posted by Shannon Haddock on January 18, 2017 in Rants, Writing process |

Welcome to a new, (supposedly) regular feature of this blog where I go through a list of some “things for writers to blog about”.  Sometimes I will, amazingly enough, actually be blogging about whatever the suggested topic is instead of snarking about it! Today is not one of those days, however. Today’s topic — as […]

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