Lightening, No Internet, Power Flickering
Great Storms Rolling Over…
So this is a quick one while the power is still up and I can use my phone as a hot spot for the internet.
Smith’s Monthly subscribers and Patreon supporters should have an issue of Smith’s Monthly yesterday. If not and you think you should have, write me.
Challenges still have a spot or two left.
I’ve been surprised there hasn’t been more interest in this young adult bundle. It has some amazing books and writers in it. The book I have in this new bundle is a pure western young adult called The Life and Times of Buffalo Jimmy. I hope this winter to write more Buffalo Jimmy novels for Smith’s Monthly.
But right now, if you are fan of young adult, or know of someone who would love this, grab it for them.
Only five people have signed up for the short story challenge so far. I expanded it and the novel challenge to eight writers, so still room in both.
If interested in signing up, just write me. They are going to be great fun. Here are the details once again.
SHORT STORY Challenge:
— Write thirty short stories in 60 days. You can take the full time or you can write them in a month. Up to you.
— I will charge $600 to be your first reader. If you try the challenge, you get two online workshops of your choice, a $600 value. (In essence, I will read for free if you do the challenge.)
— If you feel the challenge is not working for you, I will offer you an off-ramp at various points and you can take it and get the two online workshops. So you can try this risk free.
— Write three novels between October 1st and January 15th. You can take the full time or you can write them quicker. Up to you.
— I will charge $600 to be your first reader. If you give this a try, you get two online workshops of your choice, a $600 value. (In essence, I will read for free if you do the challenge.)
— Novels can be any length over 30,000 words and at least half of the first one must be written during the time of the challenge.
— If you feel the challenge is not working for you, I will offer you an off-ramp and you can take it and get the two online workshops. I also will give you two online workshops if a life event comes up and you can’t finish.
October Online Workshops
Still haven’t decided if we will fill Workshop #48 yet. More than likely not at this point.
Information about the workshops and signing up at:
October Workshops Available
Class #37… Oct 3rd … Writing into the Dark
Class #38… Oct 3rd … Endings
Class #39… Oct 3rd … Point of View
Class #40… Oct 3rd … Writing Mysteries
Class #41… Oct 3rd … Speed
Class #42… Oct 3rd … Teams in Fiction
Class #43… Oct 4th … Depth in Writing
Class #44… Oct 4th … How to Edit Your Own Work
Class #45… Oct 4th … Character Development
Class #46… Oct 4th … Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #47… Oct 4th … Advanced Depth
Class #48… Oct 4th … (TBA)
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How often do power outages happen, there? Do you plan for them in your writing goals or just say “Hey! Extra time to read by lantern light!”?
Not that often anymore, interestingly enough. And we seldom get the big lightning storms like last night.
And with the modern world, interestingly enough, we seldom miss a step when the power goes out. It doesn’t get cold here so we don’t worry about that and with phones and pads and such, we just keep on trucking under LED lanterns and such. And we have a major hotel that has a restaurant and back-up generators and a major casino that has the same, so we don’t hurt for anything. We are very lucky, until the big quake hits. Then that will be another matter.
I’m wondering if most of your fan base is outside the YA genre.
But I am massively glad that you’ve written in it, since I’ll probably be writing YA for the challenge.