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Two Days Left

Two Days Left!

The  only has two days left. And as I did this and posted it, we hit $20,000 and our fourth stretch goal. Wow, just wow!!

What is in the subscription drive? Discounted subscriptions, of course, on Fiction River and Fiction River Presents. Both electronic and paper. And for the first time we are even offering lifetime subscriptions.

We are also offering a package of writing books. And discounted lectures and discounted online workshops.

That seems to be very popular, getting workshops at a discount. I have just put up a curriculum for the workshops to help writers focus on what to take first and so on, since so many have taken the workshop options.

Since we are offering the stretch goals for anyone supporting this subscription drive, everyone already gets a free electronic copy of Fiction River plus three other free books. Nifty, huh?

So don’t hesitate. Jump in. Get workshops at a discount which also gets you Fiction River subscription plus four free books now that we have gone past $20,000.

Think about that…four free books.

Just click on the image on the right to go to the Kickstarter Fiction River subscription page.

And thanks for all the support. This has just been fantastic!!


For two days only, until the Kickstarter campaign ends, if you have signed up for the three workshop level, if you want to add more workshops in, like two or three more, write me. You can pick them out later, but we will give you the discount for more.

This is because Kickstarter only allows one reward per person and I have been contacted by a few people wondering about getting more or two of the workshop reward. 

No time limit on when you can take the workshops or what you are going to take. You can decide that later, but to get the Kickstarter discount, you need to pay for the extra workshops when you sign up. 

For example, we will be adding in a new workshop in January and another in March. You can decide to take those when they are announced. No need to decide now for the one or three through Kickstarter or the extras if you want them.  Write me with questions.


New Workshop and New Schedule

October workshops all have room. Lots of room.

Any questions about the new Point of View Online Workshop feel free to ask. It’s going to be a really fun one.

And full workshop curriculum posted above this.


The Writing of Starburst: A Seeders Universe Novel

Taking a few nights doing other things. Back at this shortly.

Day 1… 2,000…  Total so far… 2,000 words
Day 2… 1,000…  Total so far… 3,000 words


Running/Walking Daily Update

Took a day away from the seven miles. Kept up my five mile streak but an expert at gearing up for a marathon pointed out to me that I needed rest days. Fascinating that five miles is a rest day.

So no running, just solid walking for five miles.


Totals For Year 4, Month 2, Day 17

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,094

Over 10,000 steps streak… Day 79

Running Miles This Month… 6 miles

Total Miles This Month… 89 miles

— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 3,000 words  

— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 800 words 

— Blog Posts: 200 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 5,600 words

— E-mail: 8 e-mails. Approx. 400 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 238 e-mails. Approx. 15,100 words

— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 0 Covers


— Year of Short Fiction Goal: 120 stories (July 1st to June 30th). Stories finished to date: 8 stories.

— Yearly Novel Goal: 12 Novels. Novels finished to date: 2 novels.


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