Monthly Archives: September 2015

A 3 Day Novel Contest Post-mortem: Thoughts After my 7th 3DNC

For the 7th consecutive year I have been a contestant in the International 3-Day Novel Writing Contest. This is literally the exercise of writing a full novel in 72 hours. No extensions, no extra time, no time outs. This is … Continue reading

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A 3 Day Novel Contest Post-mortem: Thoughts After my 7th 3DNC

For the 7th consecutive year I have been a contestant in the International 3-Day Novel Writing Contest. This is literally the exercise of writing a full novel in 72 hours. No extensions, no extra time, no time outs. This is … Continue reading

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9/11 Memorial: Charles Williams on War

Originally posted on The Oddest Inkling:
I decided to post something short today in remembrance of 9/11. The previously announced post on CW’s writing style will appear tomorrow. Charles Williams was deeply affected by war and public tragedy. He was…

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Bad Drivers and the Moral High Road

As a biker in a city with few bike lanes and intermittent sidewalks, it is terrifying just to get to school in the morning. Plus, I live in a city with notoriously bad drivers. Chalk this one up to the … Continue reading

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The Charm of Mystery: An Encouragement to Christian Teachers in Secular Schools

I am right now furiously at work on the 3 Day Novel Contest, so I thought I would rework this note of encouragement to Christian teachers. I think, despite its focus, that all teachers will be encouraged by it, especially … Continue reading

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Dayshift Werewolves and Weekend Writers: Thinking about the 3 Day Novel Contest Genre

It’s Friday. This may not surprise you, and may not be true for all readers. But at this point, from my perspective, it is Friday. And in just a few hours the International 3 Day Novel Contest begins. Once again, … Continue reading

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Songs of the Metamythos by C.F. Cooper

This is the book I never imagined would appear in this day and age. I first heard of Songs of the Metamythos at a reading circle in Massachusetts in 2014. I was attending my first Mythcon and late one night, … Continue reading

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