Author Archives: Kurt Schweitzer

About Kurt Schweitzer

A former vampire logistics facilitator, past purveyor of Italian-style transportation, and Y2K disaster preventer, I'm currently creating websites, novels and other fictions while reinventing myself. Again.

First Draft Fiction is Moving!


The new address is http://fictionrules.com. Follow us there! Having this blog hosted at WordPress.com has been great, but there are some things I want to try that I can’t do in their environment, so I’ve set up a “self-hosted” version … Continue reading

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Prison Break Backstory


[I’m working to develop the world for my next NaNoWriMo story. Here’s my first stab at the backstory behind it. What do you think?] Once upon a time there were two kingdoms, Yasgur and Addison. Yasgur was located in the … Continue reading

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What’s another word for “jackbooted thug”?


I’m trying to come up with the name of the bad guys in my NaNoWriMo story, the ones who are perpetuating “outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society.” You know, the bad guys! My … Continue reading

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Prison Break Rough Plot Outline


I’m in the process of developing a story idea for November’s NaNoWriMo. I’m calling this one Prison Break. Here’s my initial, very rough plot outline: The overall story starts with a scene where there’s a mass breakout from the prison … Continue reading

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How to Pick a Pen Name


A light-hearted approach to creating names for your characters that includes links to online name creation resources and suggestions for just winging it. Continue reading

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I Want a Speed Writing App!


The first key to writing is… to write, not to think! – Forrester in Finding Forrester I’m trying to figure out how to make myself a better writer, and for me one of the big challenges is to turn off … Continue reading

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Love to Obsession to Madness Story Arc


[Please note that this is not a chapter or scene from my current WIP, A Bite of the Apple. Rather it is a synopsis of one of the arcs in that story that I’m trying to flesh out and include in … Continue reading

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A Bite of the Apple – Fight with the Council


“It’s too soon, Maurice! I’m not ready.” King Julien stood before the Royal Council in their Chamber, a horseshoe shaped room located at the base of the central building of Schloss Rubintal. Central heat had been added and the room … Continue reading

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A Bite of the Apple – Back to New York


That night after dinner Regan and Julien took a boat out into the middle of the lake, just the two of them. They watched as the crescent moon set behind the surrounding peaks. “My! It gets dark out here when … Continue reading

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A Bite of the Apple – After the Ball


“My feet are killing me!” Regan flopped down on a sofa in the suite room she shared with Renee and Amanda. It was well after midnight, and the only reason she was still awake was because she hadn’t fully adjusted … Continue reading

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