Archive for June, 2007

Words

Posted: 25th June 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Two words i wish never to see next to each other again; Undulating Rhythmic and any of their conjugations.

MM – Back in the saddle and Music

Posted: 24th June 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I’m approaching the thirty-three percent mark of a good piece of fantasy I received. Fun! In a word: AWE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjhylyA_OR8

MM – Update

Posted: 23rd June 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

I’m surprised its taken me this long to get back to it but I’ve spent the entire month buried in work for my clients. I should still finish everyone by the end of the month.

Dave Freer; A Mankind Witch review

Posted: 20th June 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Third in series is excellent stand-alone By Mark Lardas Contributor Published June 17, 2007 “A Mankind Witch,” by David Freer, Baen Books, $7.99 paperback, 499 pages. Cair Aidin is a corsair king whose ship sank out from under him. Fortunately, a passing ship rescued him. Unfortunately it was a Norse raider on a slave-hunting trip. […]

Oh My

Posted: 14th June 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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http://www.thechurchofgoogle.org/Scripture/Proof_Google_Is_God.html Normally i don’t post links at all unless they are about writing, publishing or something similar. This is just too good to not pass along.

A word i hate

Posted: 14th June 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Diminutive. Really, i find this word nearly as horrifying in relation to books as i do the word Prologue. The reason for the near omniscient loathe i have for those words is that they are usually used in such a bad way as to drag down the quality of everything around them. In this case […]

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MM; resent

Posted: 4th June 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

For the three people who contacted me saying they hadn’t received either the “still reading” or the critique after one chapter, I’ve resent the messages. If you still don’t receive them, please let me know I’ll send again from a different address. No one has gotten a complete read yet, soon.

MM first wave wrap up

Posted: 3rd June 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

By now, or within the next couple hours everyone should have received either a critique, or a “hi still reading.” If you haven’t, and you’ve already checked your junk mail folder add mm@onyxhawke.com to your address book and or safe list, and then email me, and tell me what the title was and I’ll get […]

Infodumpitis n ; a condition where the writer spends seemingly vast amounts of words on artless insertation of background information. Often complicated by needless repetition of all or portions of the information in the same body of work.

On the writing process

Posted: 2nd June 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

This is a nice entry on the writing and revising process. http://jpsorrow.livejournal.com/103489.html

You may have noticed that one of the tags I use is “the art and science of writing”. Some people will claim writing is one or the other, I claim those people are at best misguided. Given that I’m a touch busy, I’ll swipe a large excerpt from an email exchange on a novel I […]