Live-writing: Experiments Be Fun

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For the curious, I’ve been doing irregular live-writing sessions for a short story to appear on this blog called “Lendergross and Eaves” (a weird fantasy crime noir involving a toad-person drug lord and a female police inspecter–the latter of these is to be played by my friend Jen).  Live-writing is more or less like it sounds:  I create a Google Doc, share the link with everyone, and then for 30 minutes do nothing but write while random strangers watch me and read up on my progress.

Thus far, the experiment has been fantastic.  I’ve written a considerable amount (about 2,000 words in two sessions) and have decided to open up the comments feature so people can ask me questions while I’m writing.  In other words, I’m loving it.

For anyone interested in watching me work, or seeing my progress on your own time, all you have to do is go to this link.  I will announce live-writing sessions on my Twitter and Google+ pages.  And if you show up during one of those sessions, feel free to leave a comment with a question!


About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

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