Do Haeng Michael Kitchen

Writer. Attorney. Detroit City FC Til I Die.

  Joe Van Cleave’s first typing assignment of 2019 was a helpful one for me.  I’ve had this character bouncing around in my head (along with some of the other characters surrounding him) for a number of years.  I just haven’t focused on him that much.  I did have a couple short stories published in …

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Joe Van Cleave’s eleventh typing assignment is a one-page Halloween story. “(W)e’ll be writing on the subject of Halloween. It could be from any angle: history, personal accounts, fiction, even anti-Halloween. Whatever.” Anti-Halloween sounded interesting, but I thought it best not to put a downer on those who enjoy this holiday.  Instead, I looked to …

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Joe Van Cleave’s blog has set Typing Assignment #10 as a one-page free-form.  “Participants can write a one-pager on whatever they want.” My initial thought was to kill two birds with one stone and write my Halloween story for the writers group I’m in.  However, the story filled more than a single page. For this …

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Yes, this is Typing Assignment #9 for Joe Van Cleave’s blog.  I did skip TA#8 due to busyness and just wasn’t moved by the prompt. This assignment was to write a one-page hypothetical story in the life of a real-life stranger that you periodically see.  I did bend the rules a little on this one.  …

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A couple weeks ago, I received an email from David Wells, creator of the Vermont Vintage Typewriter website, with his latest article.  In it, he shared his submission to Joe Van Cleave’s “Typing Assignment.”  Last week, another email arrived, with David’s submission to the second assignment.  I kept the emails as new, wanting to refer …

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The first four pages, 2,455 words. Later, I added 213 words, which put me at 2,668 words for the first day.  A solid start. I’m a little concerned, though.  I planned out 20 chapters.  The writing today put me at the end of Chapter Two.  Obviously more fleshing out is going to be necessary as …

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I was out of sorts.  My novel completed, out seeking a partner to bring it to readers.  Tightening and polishing rejected short stories.  Planning my next novel, its first draft to be typewritten during November’s National Novel Writing Month.  Falling behind in my reading.  Seeing my work through a new writers groups’ eyes.  It felt …

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