Author Archives: Ella Apollodorus

Gotta love Heinlein…

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. — Robert A. Heinlein #Writeometer I downloaded the phone app Writeometer a while back and decided I should finally use it. … Continue reading

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Eleven hours and 6000 words

Am I the only one who gets full stories in dreams? I dreamed a story last night. I only “saw” the last few scenes, but the whole thing – backstory, the beginning, all of it – was there in the … Continue reading

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Be Yourself

Lesson for the day: never try to make yourself something you aren’t. I wrote a story at the end of March. I was pretty sure it was the best story I had ever written. Why was that? Because it was … Continue reading

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Social Media Sabbatical

Going to be off Twitter, Tumblr, etc for a couple of months. I need to spend this month reading, writing, and revising (thank goodness no ‘rithmatic!) and finishing up a critique that I really thought I was going to finish … Continue reading

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Mercury

Actually, I was right. Mercury IS retrograde. I’m hiding for a while.

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Accessory Failure

I am completely failing at accessing JMS content this week. I got my set of B5 DVDs – “CNN Documents Babylon 5” – but my DVD player is a country length away from me, so I need to buy one … Continue reading

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Favorite link from twenty years ago

Back many moons ago, I found a website called “Ask Kosh.” Like a magic 8 ball, only with Kosh quotes. I had something like that on my computer – back in the late 90s and early 00s I copied my favorite … Continue reading

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Aeon 2.0

I just downloaded the new version of Aeon, the timeline software compatible with my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE software, Scrivener. I had the early version and gave up on it quickly, but that was my fault, not the fault of the software. … Continue reading

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Yuri’s Night

Tonight is Yuri’s Night. Today is also my main character’s birthday. I gave Brandy this birthday because it is the day the first man went into space, and the day the space shuttle Columbia first launched. Since Brandy ends up … Continue reading

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Western recommendations?

I saw the movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance last month. I missed the beginning, so I’ve been meaning to find it and watch all of it, but I can safely say that it has changed my opinion of … Continue reading

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