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Kenneth Schneyer, known here on Metafic as Rhetor, has recently had a book of his original science fiction published by Stillpoint/Prometheus. Check it out on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Law-Heart-Speculative-Stories/dp/1938808223/re...
Pick up a copy; it's worth the read.
Once again Harry awoke to the sound of raised voices.
It was becoming an all too familiar occurrence, and one that was both worrying as well as confusing. They were arguing about him, of course; it was always about him.
A less discreet place than the entrance hall of the house might exist, but he doubted it. The sound unerringly travelled all the way up the house’s wide staircase to the topmost landing and his bedroom. Why they couldn’t bicker in Black’s study or his aunt’s quarters he did not know.
Because your characters Harry and Hermione got along SO well together in the books. Why do I think she has been hanging out with Steve Kloves?
Oh dear God! Seven years after the last book and she just reignited the shipper wars.
Just as Miguel Alcuberrie proved Star Trek's Warp Drive is mathematically possible (physically possible? Oh... Ah... Hmm...) the on-line article titled Study: Your brain sees things you don't is about something that sounds similar to what Jo describes in her Pensieve scenes.
Shameless plug for this podcast. A useful 15 mins on writing melée fights. I particularly like the discussion about entertaining versus realistic.
Check it out.
October 27, 2013 - 3:56 pm - Posted in Guest, Live, Scenes, Season 8
Wesley Chu joins Brandon, Mary, Howard, and a live audience at GenCon Indy for a discussion of writing realistic melee fights. Wes has lots of martial arts experience, he learned rope-dart fighting from Scorpion, he has worked as a stunt man, and his latest book, The Deaths of Tao, is out this week!
I'm now working on this chapter so I thought, as a way of keeping me honest, I'd blog my progress.
I have my outline, but reviewing it today, there's the possibility that I'll split it into two, possibly three chapters. I'd like to avoid long chapters as I need to keep the momentum on this going and I think a chapter of more than 10k words would be unwise.
Current word count : 0
9 3/4: Letters From Home
My Dear Ginny,
What a joy to receive a letter from you so soon after your arrival at Hogwarts. I wish Ron would write, but he — like his brothers — doesn't. What's a mum to do, eh? Boys!
He was awake.
His pleasure at his finally being awake was tempered by a general disorientation that had him gripping the sheets as he waited for it to pass.
Judging by the pale light creeping through the large infirmary windows, he guessed that it was somewhere between five and six in the morning. Reaching for his glasses, he was pleasantly surprised by the way they sprung into his hand from the side table next to his bed.
So, my magic is back, good!
The next two days were simply hell for Ginny as conflicting emotions battled for supremacy. At first, she had burned with righteous anger, smarting from the betrayal she felt. But then worry, bordering on despair, had replaced anger as she’d fretted that Harry would not survive his latest trial.
In a move that surprised even me, I started to update this story.
I'd posted scenes from chapter ten on LJ a fair time ago, but never followed it up. I've now rewritten that chapter which now needs an Alpha check before being Beta read. I've also sorted out the ending. Its not the ending I'd planned - that disappeared in a dodgy backup- but up its close. There's a couple of new twists as well.
All being well, it'll make some sort of appearance this weekend.