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Yay!

Posted by Shannon Haddock on October 18, 2015 in No More Lies, Writing process |

I just solved a plot problem in No More Lies that’s been bothering me since late 2013 when I wrote the first draft of the section I’m currently revising!  I’ve known since pretty much when I wrote it that the section would need drastic cuts . . . one of those times when an idea works much better […]

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Why my characters swear so damned much

Posted by Shannon Haddock on October 5, 2015 in Crown of Eldrete, No More Lies, Rants |

(The title is the first way I thought of titling this post and was too perfect to not use.) I’d never really thought about how much swearing there is in my books until it was pointed out in a review.  The review said that Lyndsey “likes to swear”.  This struck me as an odd statement.  I […]

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The Next Big Thing Blog Meme

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 11, 2015 in Meme, No More Lies, Writing process |

I found this meme that I missed out on when it was actually a thing, so I’m doing it now. Yes, I’m bored and a bit creatively blocked today, why do you ask? It’s just a bunch of questions and answers about a current wip or book you already have out.  I’m going to do […]

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Rambling about No More Lies, characterization, and mostly illustrating why I shouldn’t have caffeine in the evening

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 5, 2015 in No More Lies, Uncategorized, Writing process |

“The key with characters is to be honest.  If a character’s actions are believable, then that character will work.”  — Russell T. Davies A couple of days ago, I was rereading the bit of No More Lies I’d revised that day and suddenly recalled some writing advice from somewhere — one of those bits that just seeps in when […]

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No More Lies update and some general thoughts on editing and revising

Posted by Shannon Haddock on March 26, 2015 in No More Lies, Writing process |

(And, man, am I good at short and pithy titles, or what?) At the end of last July when I finished No More Lies I honestly expected it to be ready to release by now.  Some of the delay is, I freely admit, that I hate editing and revising and therefore always put it off […]

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Cover and blurb opinions sought

Posted by Shannon Haddock on March 24, 2015 in No More Lies |

Opinions on which of these covers is best?  Please no comments on how un-sci-fi it is.  I’ve tried making it more so and it just ended up screaming “I was made by an amateur!”  Besides, as far as I can tell the important thing for a sf romance cover to have is a male with nice […]

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Progress report

Posted by Shannon Haddock on January 16, 2015 in Intertwined Lives, No More Lies, Writing process |

Instead of listing all my works-in-progress and getting depressed by how many I haven’t worked on in ages, this year I will instead be updating how far I’ve come on the to do list I posted at the beginning of the year.  With new items being added, because I’m great at making plans, but suck at […]

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The plan for this year

Posted by Shannon Haddock on January 1, 2015 in No More Lies, Once A Hero Always A Hero, Short stories, Writing process |

So, 2014 is over.  I edited and published a novelette with an attached short story.  I very heavily revised, changing such intrinsic things as POV, and republished a short story.  I finished and started editing a novel.  I pieced together three semi-related vignettes into a short story and started editing it.  I edited a novel […]

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NaNoWriMo progress and WIP update, November edition

Posted by Shannon Haddock on November 8, 2014 in NaNoWriMo, No More Lies, Writing process |

NaNoWriMo for me this year is more about developing a regular writing routine that about reaching 50k words.  That said, I’ve not been doing remarkably well at achieving either goal due to starting the month with a nasty cold that turned into a minor sinus infection.  Fuck you, germs. I’ve gotten 9885 words, a third […]

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Super short story: The New Bar

Posted by Shannon Haddock on October 24, 2014 in No More Lies, Short stories |

This story is a bit of an oddity in that I know exactly what inspired it.  This song and video: Vincent is a Dagger sniper/gunslinger turned artist.  He and Bobby met on Bobby’s first day of school and have been best friends ever since, except, of course, during the time Bobby was serving in Anerix’s military. Bobby is, […]

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