Progress Report: Lazette Gifford’s 2 Year Novel. 2017, March: Stalled

Progress: None. Zip. Zilch. Nada. March Flash Fiction: Not done! But I revised an older flash fiction from 2014, so there’s that. Read Hyperspace Here. It was a rough March. Aside from revising Hyperspace, I haven’t written more than 150 words creatively. It rained the first week, then I spent the next two weeks sick … More Progress Report: Lazette Gifford’s 2 Year Novel. 2017, March: Stalled

Flash Fiction: Hyperspace

Hyperspace 09/2014 Zik’k watched the console timer tick down the seconds to the conversion from hyperspace to realspace. The short jaunt had become a full-blown training mission and now hunger gnawed at his narrow belly. His attention wandered to the bag of licha-crisps he had stashed behind his seat. He could fix that. His mandibles clattered … More Flash Fiction: Hyperspace

Dictation in the Car: Improving Sound Quality

One thing I didn’t think about when starting this dictation/transcription writing journey was how noisy my car actually is. My brain is more than capable of tuning out the sound of the road, but the voice recorder picks up everything– even the sound of other engines. While my audio recordings are intelligible to the human … More Dictation in the Car: Improving Sound Quality

Progress Report: Lazette Gifford’s 2 Year Novel. 2017, Weeks 6-13

This is the second check-in and I’m happy to report that I managed to get ahead. This week I should be starting Week 10 of the 2 Year Novel and I’m on Week 14 of 52, which means that I am now about 4 weeks ahead. Lazette Gifford has said in the past that this course … More Progress Report: Lazette Gifford’s 2 Year Novel. 2017, Weeks 6-13

Due Date (2,993 words)

Due Date By Jessica Kruppa 09/2014 Crem Onel: dour and absent minded artist by day, jumpy and obsessive compulsive student by night. The former was a painstakingly fabricated façade that he struggled to maintain despite the universe’s best efforts. His roommate, at least, seemed to be taking a break from finding new and interesting ways … More Due Date (2,993 words)

Dictating in the Car: Why Each Session Must Have a Goal

First off, I want to be clear that when I refer to dictation I mean dictating into a portable voice recorder (with no rewind feature) and then transcribing the audio file. I have never dictated while in front of my computer and so I can’t compare the two, but I imagine there are differences. Onward! Each … More Dictating in the Car: Why Each Session Must Have a Goal