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Old 03-04-2009, 07:57 PM   #1
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In the spirit of Stephen King's recent kindle story, or maybe in the anti-spirit, I've started writing my own story that focuses on an e-book reader.

This story is available in the short story collection: "Small Victories" here: http://www.feedbooks.com/userbook/4439

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Old 03-04-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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He recalled the books he’d read, or at least started. Never saw Melville’s Whale, never did find out if Poe’s Pendulum reached the poor man’s body, read War, never got to Tolstoy’s Peace.
That's my favorite paragraph. Is there more?
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:20 PM   #3
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There is,. and it should be finished soon enough. I know the ending now, at least, I think I do

Oh, and if you want a great technique for writing, what I use all the time -- blind write everything. Type your first sentence, then switch off your monitor (or cover it up like me if you have a Mac) and then just type away. It's surprising how much you get done and how quickly, with no distractions.
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Updated the story with what I have so far.
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:18 AM   #5
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Haha. Eval!

It seems much better than King's already...but then, that may be the distaste I have from Amazon's communist regime
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:07 AM   #6
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There is,. and it should be finished soon enough. I know the ending now, at least, I think I do

Oh, and if you want a great technique for writing, what I use all the time -- blind write everything. Type your first sentence, then switch off your monitor (or cover it up like me if you have a Mac) and then just type away. It's surprising how much you get done and how quickly, with no distractions.
Whoa! Great idea! I'm going to have to try that!
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:21 PM   #7
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:39 PM   #8
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Huzzah!!!!
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:42 PM   #9
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Huzzah!!!!

LOL I think I might put this up on Feedbooks when it's finished, see what happens with it once it's out in the wild
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:43 AM   #11
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And when you've switched off your monitor - how many spelling/keyboard errors do you have ....
I liked this .... thanks for sharing ...
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:57 AM   #12
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And when you've switched off your monitor - how many spelling/keyboard errors do you have ....
I liked this .... thanks for sharing ...

Depends on how much fun you're having, and that's not being flippant, it's true. The more fun, the less you think, the less mistakes you make. If you approach it like traditional writing, you'll be too hesitant and worried and make more mistakes. For example the stuff above, and the rest I'll post soonish, took basically 4x15min blind writing sessions, and then an hour or so for correcting flow, spelling mistakes and the like. So around 2-3 hours for a 3000+ word story, and having fun all the way

What blind writing does is force you 'not to care'. At some point whatever you write will have to be edited, but that doesn't have to be your 1st draft. You write it quickly, blind, and then see what you have afterwards on the edit. I picked up the technique from my poetry professor when I was doing my Masters, he also put me on to word-association, both invaluable.

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UPDATE:
Er is now on Feedbooks. Get it here for all major e-devices http://www.feedbooks.com/userbook/4218
Thank you very much for sharing your story with us!
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