Writing methods, September 2014 1

Writing methods, September 2014
In my continuing and ongoing quest to find a way to write more and better I’ve hit upon a new yet old method. And so far it’s working, rather well in fact. I just get up early. Yes, that simple. It’s always been the obvious idea, but it’s always been just as tough in practice ...

A little teaser excerpt from my current work 1

It’s Youth Bytes, and it’s something familiar if you’ve read any of it previously, but well, it’s changed quite a bit now too… For those who asked to see it ________________   Chapter 1: Ben Hamilton was a beautiful boy, but dull and simple too, in his own way. Things were fun but they were ...

Charlie’s personal blog

The psych asked me to start a journal. I told her I wouldn’t do it unless she let me do it online. Yes, I repeated to her, so that anyone could read it. Shouldn’t that be the point? First of all, I don’t think I’m insane, and neither does anyone else, it appears. I suppose ...

Youth Bytes: a new preview

Youth Bytes: a new preview
In a break from my recent programming, I want to post a preview of the new tone for Youth Bytes. Is it market research? Is it testing the waters? Don’t know really, but I might just look for a little feedback and see what happens. Don’t expect me to change it based on suggestions, but ...

A weeks’ progress

My writing is going surprisingly well. Last Monday night I just decided to start properly, and haven’t yet stopped. Part of the process will be knowing that I’ll have an off day eventually, but even then it has to be about keeping up with things and pushing through till then end of it (again). I ...

Z-Ball

Z-Ball
Z-Ball was alive and well, thank you very much. He sprayed the paint evenly across the surface, paying careful attention to the lines of detail required. First came the colour, then the black highlight lines to outline the character. Z-Ball was a quirky round little character, like a cross between something from a kid’s cartoon ...

Millie Kang

Millie Kang
Millie Kang knew her life was over. Her mother didn’t understand her anymore, and her father had never understood her. She sat alone in her bedroom, tears streaming down her face, her thoughts a mess, feeling like nothing mattered anymore. “They can’t stop me from seeing her,” Millie said softly to herself. Thoughts of Amanda ...

Ryan Hathaway

When Ryan Hathaway was six years old, he made a thousand dollars selling lemonade. First in front of his house, the old fashioned way, then at a local market. He sold the business at the end of the summer to a cousin twice his age. A thousand dollars. It was a lot for a kid. ...

Charlie Cotter

Charlie Cotter hated to lose. Even more than she hated being called Charlotte. The protest scene had turned to utter pandemonium, and Charlie mostly loved that. Newberry Mining had been a worthy target for her rage: three years of copper mining in New Guinea and Indonesia had been an ecological nightmare, with polluted rivers and ...

What is Youth Bytes?

Youth Bytes 1.0: Join the revolution “Five smart and talented teenagers are brought together by a software millionaire to start a new online youth news service. They have no choice in the matter – they might be smart, but they’re also in big trouble with the law in various ways. But they discover what real ...
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