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Disrespecting Fans By Not Publishing Crap . . . And Other Stuff

Posted by Shannon Haddock on November 16, 2017 in NaNoWriMo, No More Lies, Rants, Writing process |

It looks like entitled whiny “fans” have stopped saying (for the most part) that authors “owe” them books on a certain timeframe. Alas, this does not mean that they’ve stopped being entitled whiny “fans”.  Far from it.  Instead their new tactic seems to be to whine that the author is “disrespecting their fans” . . […]

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I Have Learned To Write

Posted by Shannon Haddock on March 24, 2017 in Rants, Writing process |

(WARNING:  AUTHOR IS FEELING EVEN MORE SNARKY THAN USUAL.) So, after years and years of perusing writing blogs and forums, I have finally learned how to write. First, I must keep an inspiration board filled with images that I think might, someday, inspire me to write something or to create a character or whatever.  I also […]

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Yet More Ranting About Shitty Writing Advice

Posted by Shannon Haddock on March 11, 2017 in No More Lies, Rants |

I’m sorry for doing more on this theme so soon, but I clicked a link I shouldn’t have clicked, and now I’ve got to vent here or I’m going to go off on an author for a blogpost they made years ago, and that’s majorly not cool.  (I was expecting it to be snark-worthy, not […]

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Unhelpful Story Planning Stuff

Posted by Shannon Haddock on March 11, 2017 in Rants |

I’m so tired of advice on how to plan stories that assumes you’re writing one of three types of stories:  a paint-by-numbers Hero’s Journey, an equally formulaic romance, or the sort of deep, literary thing that’s more about the character’s inner journey than whatever the story looks like it’s about. I’ve got nothing against any […]

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Words To Use When Writing

Posted by Shannon Haddock on March 9, 2017 in Rants |

That list of blog topics has as a suggested post “List of words to use in your writing.”  Seriously.  So, here’s the list of words I suggest using: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/?utm_source=od-panel&utm_campaign=en Yes, I linked to the Oxford Dictionary.  Yes, I’m a smart ass . . . but I’m also completely motherfucking serious.  There are no words that […]

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This was supposed to be an excerpt from The Crown of Eldrete

Posted by Shannon Haddock on February 7, 2017 in Crown of Eldrete, Rants, Writing process |

(WARNING:  I HAD CAFFEINATED TEA WHILE WRITING THIS AND THIS GOT REALLY FUCKING RAMBLY IN PLACES BECAUSE OF THIS.) The problem is, to find an excerpt to post I had to re-read it. I found half a scene I liked enough to share with the world. Yeah, that’s in a book I’ve published. And here’s where I relate […]

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Word Count Goals and Such

Posted by Shannon Haddock on February 1, 2017 in No More Lies, Rants, Writing process |

So, I did Nanowrimo this November, as I previously mentioned.  I said I’d do a blogpost about why, but I don’t recall what I was going to say in one because my reasons basically boil down to the atmosphere on their forums had changed to be much more friendly and less stupid, so the community […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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