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I've started a Telegram channel for my Babylon Tales writing. I'll use it kinda like an interactive email newsletter (comments enabled on Broadcast messages). Consider joining us in Telegram!

Editing, lemme tell you about that.

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Editing, lemme tell you about that. So, through the years, I've always struggled to have a good editing procedure for my writing. Furthermore, I've always struggled doing rewrites without setting aside a work and ignoring it for years until I have a breakthrough out of the blue and start from scratch from there. Which, obviously, isn't the best way to work (although it has resulted in some good works). But recently, specifically in the past year or so, I've been working hard to develop good habits for myself and creating some degree of workflow for my post-writing work. For my current work, a novella which is intended to be the first in a series of detective novellas, I've started to use a kanban board method. So far, I'm enjoying this process, and it's helping me focus on small batches of editing work instead of the whole manuscript. I especially love the visual aspect it brings to my work. MeisterTask app rocks. I'm also using MeisterTask which allows

Word lesson of the day: Dottle

I've been editing today in my novella, Sweet Sixteen, and my main character uses an old clichรฉ in Chapter 4. Here's the passage: She sat down and folded her legs. "I'm turning in my resignation. Effective immediately." "Immediately?" He sounded shocked. "Why immediately? Did something happen?" "No," Mercedes started, "I'm just done. Ready to move on. And when I'm ready to move on, I don't like to dottle ." The clichรฉ in question? Dottle. If you're an American, you've probably heard someone say "don't dottle" in your lifetime. But I didn't realize where the word actually comes from, so here's a little background on that interesting word. https://twitter.com/babylontales/status/913858037647015936 I am thoroughly in love with this knowledge. via Studio for WP app.

Man, I forgot how good this song was.... it's so good!

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Man, I forgot how good this song was.... it's so good! It's from the Matrix Reloaded soundtrack, it plays during the crazy freeway scene.

Me, Myself, and I: The Dope. I strike again. At myself.

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Me, Myself, and I: The Dope. I strike again. At myself.

Carnival of Souls

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Carnival of Souls I'd put off watching the widely regarded cult classic Carnival of Souls for years. No reason. Just never got to it. Finally, this week, I decided it was time. I had purposefully avoided learning much about it, so I could just soak it in on my first viewing. And that I did. Its got some weird quirks to it, like super laughable moments and silly ideas about introversion or anyone who doesn't do exactly as you'd expect them. And women. Because of this, I ended up loving the heroine and hating everyone around her. But the story itself is solid with a satisfying and original concept. Lots could be said in this space about it. But as someone who loves old movies, especially indie or low budget ones that shoot on location, this was fun. This movie was filmed on location in Kansas and Utah. Nothing like seeing these old towns and cities come alive. If you haven't watched it yet, I recommend it. It's fun. And for the agent of the lead actress who dropped h

When you're last to know.

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When you're last to know.

Black Shampoo (1976)

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Black Shampoo (1976) Just watched a guy get impaled with a pool stick and fall through a window getting further impaled. Feel like this may have just made my night. Black Shampoo is an interesting flick. I went into it only knowing it was another blaxploitation flick. It turned out to be that, plus a lot of weird humor and cheesy moments combined with some of the worst acting I've seen in a while. Half the time the actors appeared to be fumbling their lines or missing lines or missing cues. And even when they weren't, it was pretty questionable acting. What I'm trying to say is..... it was fun and funny. My rating: ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿค—