Posts by Coral

Review of Orphan Black, Season 1

Posted by on May 9, 2015 | 0 comments

Review of Orphan Black, Season 1

This review contains spoilers. Orphan Black is a scifi television series created by BBC America. The show takes place in Toronto, Canada and features as its main character Sarah Manning, a British punk rocker sort of girl who has predictably fallen in with the wrong crowd. The show starts with her on a train platform with the sense that she’s running from something and trying to come home. After a frustrating phone conversation, Sarah is shocked to discover another woman on the platform who looks just like her, and even more shocked when that other woman walks in front of a moving train....

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Writing for the Big Screen

Posted by on May 8, 2015 | 0 comments

Writing for the Big Screen

In my various travels around ye olde internets I found a pretty cool writing contest that I thought I’d share here: The Writers Lab. This contest seeks to match up women over 40 interested in screenwriting with mentors. I wish I had a screenplay ready to send to them, but alas, I don’t. Hopefully this is something they repeat next year. Screenwriting is something I’ve thought about a lot. My writing is dialog heavy to start with. Most of my scenes come to me first as a snatch of dialog that gets filled in afterward with details. It’s also not really a secret that...

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Just a Drabble a Day

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 | 0 comments

Just a Drabble a Day

As I’ve been flailing around trying to figure out how to properly motivate myself, I came upon HabitRPG which is a  cute way to gamify tasks and goals. I have no idea if this will work for me, it’s much too early to tell, but so far it’s a nice way to track writing goals and streaks. There is even a writing guild which offers writing challenges. One of those was a neat idea I thought I’d share. On DeviantArt there’s a 100 Theme Challenge that offers five lists of simple themes. The goal associated with this is to write a ‘drabble’ for each theme a...

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Motivational Sneaker

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 | 2 comments

Motivational Sneaker

I’ve been struggling to find motivation to write lately, so I thought maybe looking at things a different way would help. I pulled up my submission statistics and I was pretty impressed with what I found! 2013 2014 2015  Total Submissions 5 39 15 59 Personal Rejections 1 8 2 11 Total Rejections 4 36 7 47 Acceptances 0 3 1 4 Pending 0 1 7 8 These only reflect short story submissions as my novel queries are counted on a separate site. I was pleased to see that I’m on pace for 45 submissions this year. That seems a reasonable goal, especially considering much of February and March...

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Oh My Darlin’

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 | 0 comments

Oh My Darlin’

(I’m testing out some new posting apps today so apologies of this spams all my social media in an awful way, though I’m hopeful it will not.) I’ve been slacking on blog posts, yet again. Mostly, I think, I just haven’t had much to say. Everything in the new house is going well. We spend a lot of our spare time exploring the area so that’s probably part of the reason for less posts, and writing in general, on my part. The big news I have to share is a new member of our household. Those who follow me on Twitter of Facebook have likely seen her already, but this is...

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