Tag Archives: Inspiration

The Arthurian link in MatVC

It is now one week to Christmas, and a bit under two weeks to the end of The List. On the 30th, we shall see how our pre-order volume measures up against everyone else’s–I’m expecting a bit of jump in … Continue reading

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Floor plans of the Vet!

The best way to visualise the scene of the crime is with a floor plan, and a number of old mystery novels included sketches to illustrate the author’s ideas of how the local geography or architecture work. So of course … Continue reading

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Mystery Casting

The first Agatha Christie I ever read was “Murder on the Orient Express”. I may have been too young to properly appreciate it at the time; but I remember that the edition I had included, at the beginning, a dramatis … Continue reading

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Too Many Controllers

There’s a contest on Inkshares every two months or so, in which people submit novels on a given theme/genre in hopes of winning the usual publication deal–though the parameters are different. Instead of gunning for 750, you’re gunning for a … Continue reading

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A Very Psychic Ferret

I promised several posts ago to explain about the psychic ferrret, so here we go. The story begins in 2003, my first year doing NaNoWriMo. Up until then, despite some promise in school, I’d never really written anything of note. … Continue reading

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Reepicheep Investigates

2005 was my third year doing NaNoWriMo. It was a different NaNo crowd then: that was the NaNo era of Taras and company, the era of the psychic ferret. (I’ll explain the psychic ferret in another post.) Anyway, by then I’d … Continue reading

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