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Why I failed Nanowrimo, and how I’ll be doing things going forward

Posted by Shannon Haddock on November 30, 2014 in Jake's Last Mission, NaNoWriMo, Writing process |

I failed at Nanowrimo this year, but I’m okay with this. There are reasons I could have failed that I wouldn’t be okay with, things that would boil down to just laziness, but that wasn’t the case this time.  True, there may have been a day or two in there where I played around on […]

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Characters, how to make them, and how not to

Posted by Shannon Haddock on October 26, 2014 in Jake's Last Mission, NaNoWriMo, Rants, Writing process |

This is one of those posts that’s probably not going to be very interesting to non-authors.  Sorry about that. What’s your character’s favorite color?  His favorite song?  His favorite piece of clothing?  Describe his first kiss. Describe his first sexual experience.  Who is his hero? These questions look familiar to any other authors reading this?  […]

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Jake’s Last Mission, conflict, a defense of Kristark’s Coronation as a story, probably other stuff too because I’m writing this right before bed so my inner editor is already asleep

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 12, 2014 in Jake's Last Mission, Kristark's Coronation, Rants |

First, I apologize in advance for, even for me, an unusual amount of rambly-ness in this post.  And typos.  And homonym errors.  If I had any sense, I’d probably wait until tomorrow . . . err, later today, I guess . . . to write this.  If I had any sense, however, I’d have gone […]

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Well, it had to happen eventually

Posted by Shannon Haddock on June 5, 2014 in Jake's Last Mission, Rants, Reviewing |

I got my first bad review. Now, I know conventional wisdom is that bad reviews are better for authors than good reviews because we can learn from them.  However, given what my bad review says, I’m not sure what I’m supposed to learn. Here is the entirety of the review: “Book was awful…one of the […]

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Free copy!

Posted by Shannon Haddock on May 16, 2014 in Jake's Last Mission |

One free copy of Jake’s Last Mission — one free PRINT copy specifically — is available to the lucky winner of this giveaway!   https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/92447-jake-s-last-mission

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Interview with me

Posted by Shannon Haddock on April 15, 2014 in Jake's Last Mission, Writing process |

This is the final post in my countdown to the release of Jake’s Last Mission.  I had some sort of brilliant idea, then I forgot it.  Then I had another brilliant idea. I forgot it too. Lacking for brilliant ideas, I googled for advice.  I can’t find the sites I found before I made the […]

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