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Short Story: Two Places at Once by Huckleberry Hax
Published on Sunday, August 17, 2014 by About a week before the third meeting of the Avatar Dining Club, its founder - Edward - sent us all an email inviting us to nominate a member who would - as he had done previously - bring with them to our next meeting a ‘virtual guest’.  To be honest, I hadn’t left the second meeting feeling in any way persuaded that this idea was one worth repeating - it had a...
5 Tips on Writing a NaNoWriMo by Huckleberry Hax
Published on Saturday, October 19, 2013 by Huckleberry will be hosting a free online NaNoWriMo workshop on Friday 25th October at 3pm PST /11pm BST. To attend please click on the following link to connect to Second Life®: http://ow.ly/eVHO3 There’s plenty that’s already been written about the business of writing a 50,000 word novel in the thirty days of November – an annual act of insanity for the ...
NaNoWriMo Author Spotlight: LM Preston
Published on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by LM. Preston loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl. With a thirst for knowledge she worked in the IT field as a Techie and Educator for over sixteen years. She started writing science fiction under the encouragement of her husband who was a Sci-Fi buff and her four kids. Her first published novel, Explorer X - Alpha was the beginning of her obsess...
NaNoWriMo Success Stories: Dy Loveday
Published on Friday, November 23, 2012 by Dy lives and writes in Adelaide, South Australia. Her partner is a great cook and doesn’t mind when she forgets to eat dinner (much).  She has a 9+ year old daughter who inhales chocolate and looks like Twiggy;  shares a house with two dogs, two cats, an annoying but loveable Alexandrine parrot and several fish. She longs for the day that her daughter stops bri...
NaPoWriMo Spotlight: Sarwah Osei-Tutu
Published on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Highs, the Lows, the Inbetweens A book written at each stage of my life - Childhood, University Student, Mother, Married, Separation and a Single Mother. It details my struggles, my uplifts and joys from abuse, stalking, depression, rejections, wealth and loss. Life can get you down, but it is how you deal with these struggles that make you the person you ar...
NaNoWriMo Author Spotlight: T.L. Costa
Published on Saturday, November 17, 2012 by T. L. Costa is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and has a Masters of Teaching from Quinnipiac University who taught high school for five years before becoming a full-time mom and writer. She has lived in Texas, New York, New Jersey and Spain. Currently, she lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children. T. L. can be found online: Twitter: @TLCosta1...
NaNoWriMo Author Spotlight: Sharon Clare
Published on Monday, November 12, 2012 by Sharon Clare fell in love with writing at the University of Toronto where she graduated with a science degree in psychology and professional writing. Inspired by prose, she completed a program with the LongRidge Writing Institute in Connecticut. She writes paranormal romance and has published short stories, art reviews, newsletter and magazine articles. She cont...
NaNoWriMo Success Stories: RICHARD W. HAINES
Published on Saturday, November 3, 2012 by Thursday marked the kickoff of that crazy literary marathon, National Novel-Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), in which participants are challenged to pen a 50,000-word book in 30 days.  In honour of the brave souls who are frantically scribbling away, and to cheer them on, we've gathered up some NaNoWriMo success stories. This special series casts a spotlight on those writ...
Guest Column: Rayne Hall on WRITING FAST-PACED ACTION SCENES
Published on Friday, July 27, 2012 by In scenes with fast action - such as chases and fights -  your writing style needs to reflect the speed. The words you choose, and the way you structure your sentences, can create a fast, exciting pace which takes the reader's breath away. SENTENCES The length of your sentences creates the pace of your scene. In a fight scene, sentences need to be short,...
Second Life® Behaviours: Attendance
Published on Saturday, January 16, 2010 by Let's be honest: attendance at events in Second Life® isn't just about the act.  At least a part of it is about the audience.  In My Avatars and I, the main character - who is looking for someone in Second Life® - muses a little about being an attendee.  Here are some of her thoughts: Against the context of a life of quiet, still seclusion, it's good to go to pl...
Featured Writers: Huckleberry Hax
Published on Thursday, January 14, 2010 by Huckleberry Hax Interview first published in Role Magazine, November 2008 METAVERSIAN FICTION This world we inhabit has a knack of drawing us in, slowly at first until we are living and breathing the very virtual air that envelops us. Some of us become so intrinsically attached to this world that we may even find ourselves becoming one with our virtual se...
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