10 Oct

Here, have another another 1200 words of Falling Lessons

Shirtless cover of Falling Lessons by Ren BentonI think we’re coming up on 10,000 words, which is the most I’m willing to post of anything in case I drop dead and my heir wants to dump everything into KU for ease of asset management (can’t have more than 10% free on the web in that case). Conveniently, it also happens to be the end of Chapter 1. Also conveniently, the lack of interest is consistent with my own, validating the decision not to waste more of my time revising and money paying my editor. Maybe I’ll give you the dead-in-the-water ghost story for a Halloween failure.

If you’re playing catch up, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

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09 Oct

Here, have another 1200 words of Falling Lessons

Shirtless cover of Falling Lessons by Ren BentonIn which Phin’s boss gets on the “men are trash” train. Y’all, I wrote this months ago and haven’t changed a thing in response to current events. Part of the reason it repels me so much is that it stinks of capitalizing on a news cycle, although the news just caught up to what I’ve known for years.

Again, only partially revised (as noted, in part, by my lack of a name for “ORGANIZATION”) and unedited. If you need to catch up, here are links to Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

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08 Oct

Here, have another 1800 words of Falling Lessons

Shirtless cover of Falling Lessons by Ren BentonHere we have what is known in some circles as the “story problem”—the reason the protagonist can’t follow through on her entirely reasonable desire to walk away from a messy entanglement. Again, only semi-revised and untouched by my editor, and posted only in a so-far vain attempt to dredge up some personal enthusiasm for returning to the revision.

If you’re joining us late, catch up with Part 1 and Part 2.

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