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Meredith
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Welcome to this week's Novel Support Group. Anyone can join. If you're new, tell us a bit about who you are and what project you are working on. Feel free to update the NSG Work in Progress thread with your current projects. Although we can report on any number of things, here is a list of suggestions (suggestions welcomed).


What were your goals last week and did you accomplish them?
Describe what you worked on.
Set goals for next week.
Did you learn something during this week?

Here is a list of things that you can do each week as we work on our novels (suggestions welcomed).


Writing on a novel
Characterization
World Building
Relevant research

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As for me:

Last Week's Goals:

DUAL MAGICS SERIES (THE SHAMAN'S CURSE, THE VOICE OF PROPHECY, BEYOND THE PROPHECY,and WAR OF MAGIC): Nothing this week.
Easy one. [Smile]

Refresh existing catalog: Go back through my back list and add the link to BECOME: BROTHERS
Stalled. [Frown]

BECOME: BROTHERS: Promote pre-order on social media.
Some. [Smile]

MAGE STORM: Probably nothing this week.
Good call. [Smile]

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.
Yes. [Smile]

Research the best way to return to wide distribution when I can pull my books out of Kindle Select. Page flip is a deal breaker for me.
Not as much as I should have. [Frown]

Next Week's Goals:

DUAL MAGICS SERIES (THE SHAMAN'S CURSE, THE VOICE OF PROPHECY, BEYOND THE PROPHECY,and WAR OF MAGIC):
Actually, in the middle of reviewing the audio book files for THE SHAMAN'S CURSE. Finish and send back the few revision notes.

Refresh existing catalog:
Go back through my back list and add the link to BECOME: BROTHERS

BECOME: BROTHERS:
Promote pre-order on social media.

BECOME: TO CATCH THE LIGHTNING:
Get back to work on this one.

MAGE STORM:
Probably nothing this week.

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

Research the best way to return to wide distribution when I can pull my books out of Kindle Select. Page flip is a deal breaker for me.

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Summer 2017 edition The Writer's Chronicle essays and interviews contain many different perspectives about known and knowable, tried and true creative composition theories from alternate perspectives, and a few new insights. The interviews this edition are, for a change, less about promotion of interviewees and interviewers and more about theory principles.

One of note, "An Interview with William Kennedy," explores distinctions between screenplays and written word expressions -- what works in one form and doesn't and cannot in the other, and why.

No matter lots of valid and profound insights, I am a magpie who cannot resist a new bangle's sparkle. One essay interprets a "fourth voice" phenomena distinctive from previous voice theories. T.S. Elliot determined three voices of poetic narrative: address to no one in particular, address to an audience, and the peculiar metaphoric dramatic monologue address, or soliloquy to the self, which is thought discourse spoken aloud for the sake of external delivery from internal perspective otherwise impossible to depict on stage and silver screen without such theatrical gimmicks.

"The Fourth Voice of Poetry" nonetheless applies the voice to prose, as such a continuation of dramatic poetry's evolution toward prose in its own right.

The essay's two points of departure from Eliot entail dramatic possession and dramatic confession as soliloquy subtype. Both have been around for some time, back to narratives at least as early as Sophocles'. Essay writer Brian Bradeur, though, locates a crux not heretofore distinguished: "In dramatic possession -- the outward expression of the fourth voice -- the poet speaks through a dramatic character in order to expand her own concerns, to move beyond the limitations of her experience and consciousness by inhabiting those of another." Figuratively possesses an other, and through which de se (of the self) dramatic confession unfolds.

Anyway, yet another sparkly bangle that delays and detours my writing journey progress and process. A vivid night dream that has recurred these past few weeks' nights, last night, profoundly, discovers a definitive and practical dramatic crux though I do not remember it at wake up!? One of these dawns, it will stick, surely. This "fourth voice" part of it, I suppose. I suspect the crux is already within reach and more subliminal and intuitively applied to my writing at present than superliminal -- superliminal awareness the dreams' coercive goal.

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Boy looked like I missed a lot of these this time around.

But nothing much as changed. The Courier is being Beta read. I have received one report from one reader.

I am revising Journey of Mystery. I have 44 sections and just started number five today. They are from 3,000 and some words long to over 7,000. The way I am going now I won't be done 'till '18 Hopefully I will speed that up. I am adding things to make it clearer and hopefully easier to read. My hero, Roger, has had his first attack even though he doesn't know yet that anyone is after him. He survived an experience related to, but not caused by the attack, that has burnt out some Mages. He is about to meet the dwarf that joins them and I will have to write out that completely from scratch.

I am still working on the last chapter of that Dragonpunk, steampunk, UF historical fusion I am doing. Obviously still no title for it. Tommy is about to free a very huge dragon from the wizardry that made it huge. Some of his experiences so far have led up to him being able to do this.

As my novels go that is all.

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