The Deceptionists Episode 020 — Revision

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In this episode Caroline, Dave, Kelly, and Jim talk about revision, and how to really get to the end of what you’re working on.

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Music on this episode:

Changing All Those Changes by Nick Lowe
Fix You Up by Tegan and Sara

Read Sigrid Ellis’ story, “No Return Address,” which was discussed on this episode!

 

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NaNoWriMo 2011 – Pencils Down!

Aaaaaand we’re done.

How’d you do? I didn’t do so well myself. I couldn’t get over that 35k block fast enough (or indeed, at all), and when I looked around last week for the motivation to persevere, I just couldn’t find it. What I’d built so far felt so disconnected, it may as well have been 9 chapters from 5 different novels. It didn’t seem worth continuing just to prove that I could do it. So I didn’t.

But!

I did write over 31,000 words this month, which is considerable and much more than I’ve written in quite a while. While I’m not considering this a “win” by any means, it’s definitely progress, and at the end of the day, taking a step forward with your writing, no matter if it’s a thousand words or fifty thousand, is really what it’s all about.

So welcome to December! It’s time for chores and books and other writing projects you’ve been neglecting for the last 30 days!

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Come Get Your NaNoBuddies!

Doing NaNoWriMo this year? There’s no need to do it alone. Come buddy up with the deceptionists and all your podcast listening friends. Comment to this post with your NaNo Username or a link to your profile. I’ll come back in and update the list as I find time amid all the things I’m doing to distract myself from my 1667/day word count goals :)

I’ll even put up some fancy widgets once they come online. If you’d rather not see your word count on the leaderboard, just let me know and I’ll take you off. LIkewise, if you’ve buddied up with me and I haven’t added you to this list, don’t take it personally. I’m just dense. Shoot me an email or a tweet and I’ll get you added.

Have a great November and may the word count be ever in your favor!

The Deceptionists:
Kelly
Jim (who is probably doing it, but doesn’t want to be all public about it)
Dave?
(Caroline is sitting this one out, but still using the month to focus on writing goals)

The Peanut Gallery:
Mizzelle
CeeKayEll/Chris
(Special Guest Star) Sigrid
WeaklyRoll/Kyle
Shaun

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The Deceptionists Episode 010 – Horror

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In this episode Dave and Kelly are joined by special guest Jeremy Rogers as they dig deep into the graveyard to talk HORROR. We also answer a listener question and read a writing submission by listener Shaun Richens!

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Music on this episode:
Suspiria (Originale) by Goblin

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Perfect Doesn’t Exist?

We can’t stop talking about Tyler Weaver’s latest blog post: Perfect Doesn’t Exist and how it applies to writing and our lives in general.

Any guesses on which staff members agree with this zen approach and which ones aren’t going so gently? Chances are you’ll find the answers in our next podcast.

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The Deceptionists Episode 001

Fuzzy Typewriter proudly presents The Deceptionists: Truth through Fiction!

In this episode we introduce you to the Deceptionists and tackle the question of the amateur writer and whether or not our cast would still write if they knew they would never be published.

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Music on this episode: Shadow Stabbing by Cake.

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