Dennis Coslett

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Still Working on This & That

I am still working on Old Wounds. I have also started work on a novel I had the basic idea for some years ago, called The Pursuit of Kelly Clark. I also have an idea for a science fiction short story percolating through my brain, waiting to take final form so I can write it.

Old Wounds will be a novella, as thngs stand right now, unless I apply the lessons I have been learning from a writing book I just read about showing and not telling. When I have finished the current draft, I will go back through it and look for opportunities to expand character descriptions, character reactions, settings, and so on in accordance with the excellent advice I read. This will have the advantage of also allowing me to expand my manuscript in a way that will be vital to the plot, and not just a bunch of padding.

The Pursuit of Kelly Clark, in the meantime, as I said before, is a project I had the basic idea for years ago. I wrote two scenes and I had some idea of the overall reason why the plot would happen. I have an outline and about 11,000 words written, counting the two scenes I wrote several years ago. I do need to do some work on the outline, as well as character sheets, but at least I have started something I think might lead somewhere good.

Finally, I have an idea for a science fiction story involving time travel. I don't usually read or write science fiction, but this is a good story, and I will be interested to see what final form it takes

 I am also have some part-time work hours over the next month or so, which will take us into the Christmas season, and then into the new year.

I hope I will have even more news to report in the new year.

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About me: I have been writing since the early 1980s, ever since discovering a passion for writing during my senior year in High School. My completed writings include novels, short stories, and newspaper articles. I have completed four novels in that time, and have partially completed two others. I have had little success in finding an agent or a publisher for any of my novels, and have recently taken my efforts online. During the years that I have been writing, I have also served my country as a member of the United States Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps. In the last five years, I have been deployed to Army bases in Iraq, Kansas, and Virginia.

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