duskpeterson: An apprentice builds a boat as a man looks on. (Default)
Jo/e is in the hospital again, due to chest pains. He's going to have exploratory surgery done on him tomorrow, so I'm going to have to delay posting this week's online fiction.
duskpeterson: (summer night shells)
"The dilemma of evil is that even as it carries out its dark, sinister work, it always ends up strengthening good."

--Roberto Miranda.


What I've been up to )
duskpeterson: (moon)
"There are certain pitfalls you might fall into [when writing m/m fiction], especially [if] you decide to write historicals, but don't panic, I'm here to help. . . .

"When creating a historical character, it's vital to give him morals and sensibilities that the 21st reader will easily comprehend. He must eschew slavery, be entirely politically correct (for the 21st century, remember, not the times in which he lives) and fight to correct injustice like a historical superhero. He will be outwardly proud of being gay and will not attempt to hide it. He will - if he can - marry his beloved in church."

"Whatever you do, don't get bogged down in the era where your hero lives. Don't hesitate to call him Lance, or Calico or Lennon. There's nothing nicer than having a really unusual aristocrat, like Lord Amber or Baron Damocles."

--"Spare Us the Details, Please!" by Erastes, who goes on to note the value of using weather names like Frost or Storm or Zephyr or . . .

(Um. Well. At least I didn't foist my nickname on any of my characters.)


What I've been up to )
duskpeterson: An apprentice builds a boat as a man looks on. (Default)
"It used to be that I would clean the oven to avoid writing because traditional publishing was total bleakness interrupted by 10 minutes of happiness when your agent called to say she had sold your book. There followed a year of silence while the book was 'produced.' Publication was brief. The salesmen (you heard right) decided the print run and if it was in the low five digits, the book was DOA. Two years of your life had been eaten up. The Prozac months followed.

"Now I write avidly because I can publish what I write. Once written and edited, I can publish a book in a matter of minutes and sell it 24/7. I have satisfied my two passions: writing and commerce."

--Consuelo Saah Baehr, as qouted in David Gaughran's Let's Get Digital.


What I wrote this month, and what story is coming next )
Waterman research trip to Calvert County in Southern Maryland (illustrated) )
Counselling )
10:10 challenge: Reducing my carbon emissions by 10% )
Dusk's recipe for Vegan Chocolate Pudding )
Health )
duskpeterson: An apprentice builds a boat as a man looks on. (Default)
"If shopping at your local Borders is part of your weekly routine, and then Borders is gone, you may end up doing something other than buying books."

--Michael Norris, concerning the impact of the closure of the Borders bookstore chain on the publishing industry.

How I reply to comments at this blog.


Continuing to plunge into publishing )
Done. )
The Three Lands and editing )
Work and weather )
The heat index was 119 degrees in my town today )
Weather reports )
A lesson in leatherboy-speak )
Reviews and recommendations of fiction and nonfiction narratives )
Other links )

June 2017

S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
111213 14151617
18 192021222324
252627282930 

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jun. 24th, 2017 12:16 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios