Category Archives: mainstream fiction

NaNoWriMo, word by word

I participated in the NaNoWriMo 2015 writing challenge. And, it’s done! Happy. Tired. Cannot think of more words… Here are screenshots from my NaNoWriMo dashboard:

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Initial Conditions in the library

Initial Conditions finds a place on the library shelf. Thanks to Princeton Public Library!

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Forty-two

“Tell us!” “All right,” said Deep Thought. “The Answer to the Great Question…” “Yes..!” “Of Life, the Universe and Everything…” said Deep Thought. “Yes…!” “Is…” said Deep Thought, and paused. “Yes…!” “Is…” “Yes…!!!…?” “Forty-two,” said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty … Continue reading

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Fictional choices

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” From conversation between Dumbledore and Harry, at the last chapter of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling I recalled … Continue reading

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When does a hobbyist become a professional writer?

“You seem to want to write, so write… Even if only the people in your writing group read your memoirs or stories or novel, even if you only wrote your story so that one day your children would know what … Continue reading

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Initial Conditions paperback – first view

The proof copy of Initial Conditions paperback has finally arrived.

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The Hungry Boson

So, what is the Hungry Boson? Join Danielle, the protagonist of Initial Conditions, as she finds out.     The buildings facing Stateside Street were law firms and real estate offices, boutiques and an upscale barbershop. Parched and annoyed at not being … Continue reading

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Stars and dreams

“I confess I do not know why, but looking at the stars always makes me dream.” Vincent van Gogh “Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it.” … Continue reading

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From outer space to a book cover

   “But you are resolved to pursue it right now. Are you ready to gamble on your career, going boldly where no one else cared to go before?” “You paraphrased the wrong movie. I’m neither the first nor the only one … Continue reading

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Science in Fiction

“Remember that you are writing a novel, not a research paper. The story always comes first.” On writing, by Stephen King Okay, the story comes first, but let’s assume that adding some science to the plot can benefit the story. … Continue reading

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