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August 4, 2014

As my four freshnovels were published in the last two years, the time to read and comment books has shrinked.

Moreover, I have endeavour to publish one comic page per week on my Wordpress blog (Savante folle)

So, as I am working on my next two books over this summer, a few excellents books from my fellow writers are neglected.

So, to my friends in the craft, I wish you to be W&W!

(W&W: Well and writing)

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Écrire exige beaucoup de temps, dont celui de commenter des livres sur Goodreads. 4 nouveaux livres sont sortis depuis mon dernier article, et je vous encourage à les découvrir!

La reine Margot chez Vents d'Ouest: mystère se déroulant dans un hôpital de région.

Le projet Ithuriel, aux éditions David, s'adresse aux amateurs d'espionnage et de prospective politique.

Mica fille de Transyl chez Vents d'Ouest: science fiction et réflexion

Le 5e album de la quête de Chaaas: Le labyrinthe de Luurdu, conclut la série!
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Published on August 04, 2014 08:48 • 27 views • Tags: on-writing
As my four freshnovels were published in the last two years, the time to read and comment books has shrinked.

Moreover, I have endeavour to publish one comic page per week on my Wordpress blog (Savante folle

So, as I am working on my next two books over this summer, a few excellents books from my fellow writers are neglected.

So, to my friends in the craft, I wish you to be W&W!

(W&W: Well and writing)

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Écrire exige beaucoup de temps, dont celui de commenter des livres sur Goodreads. 4 nouveaux livres sont sortis depuis mon dernier article, et je vous encourage à les découvrir!

La reine Margot/a> chez Vents d'Ouest: mystère se déroulant dans un hôpital de région.

Le projet Ithuriel [book : Le projet Ithuriel] aux éditions David, s'adresse aux amateurs d'espionnage et de prospective politique:

Mica fille de Transyl chez Vents d'Ouest: science fiction et réflexion

Le 5e album de la quête de Chaaas: Le labyrinthe de Luurdu, conclut la série!
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Published on August 04, 2014 08:37 • 16 views • Tags: on-writing
As my four freshnovels were published in the last two years, the time to read and comment books has shrinked.

Moreover, I have endeavour to publish one comic page per week on my Wordpress blog (Savante folle

So, as I am working on my next two books over this summer, a few excellents books from my fellow writers are neglected.

So, to my friends in the craft, I wish you to be W&W!

(W&W: Well and writing)

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Écrire exige beaucoup de temps, dont celui de commenter des livres sur Goodreads. 4 nouveaux livres sont sortis depuis mon dernier article, et je vous encourage à les découvrir!

La reine Margot,chez Vents d'Ouest: mystère se déroulant dans un hôpital de
région.

Le projet Ithuriel [book : le projet Ithuriel] chez les éditions David, s'adresse aux amateurs d'espionnage et de prospective politique:

Mica fille de Transyl chez Vents d'Ouest: science fiction et réflexion

Le 5e album de la quete de Chaaas.
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Published on August 04, 2014 08:34 • 1 view • Tags: on-writing
As my four freshnovels were published in the last two years, the time to read and comment books has shrinked.

Moreover, I have endeavour to publish one comic page per week on my Wordpress blog ( chez Vents d'Ouest: science fiction et réflexion

Le 5e album de la quete de Chaaas.
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As my four freshnovels were published in the last two years, the time to read and comment books has shrinked.

Moreover, I have endeavour to publish one comic page per week on my Wordpress blog ( chez Vents d'Ouest: science fiction et réflexion

Le 5e album de la quete de Chaaas.
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June 26, 2012

As you know, Bob... (hahaha!) the public support for artists is dwindling fast.

The Write-a-Thon has been hosted annually for the past few years by the Clarion Foundation, a wonderful organization that provides funding for the highly respected Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer's Workshop at UCSD.


This summer, I've decided to dedicate six weeks to it by joining the Clarion write-a-thon.

A write-a-thon is sort of like a walk-a-thon. But instead of walking, I'll be writing, so I'm asking for one-time donation or pledges per word, since I will take those 5-6 weeks to finish a new novel. And you can give a very low one-time donation, like 2$.

My goal is to complete 55 000 words novel by the end of July. Note: a one-cent-per-word pledge means 55.00$ at the end.


Participating in the Write-A-Thon will provide me with just the kind of push I need to finish my project, a social science-fiction novel featuring a darker and socially backward Canada, and a few courageous characters trying to etch a living while not losing their humanity.

You can follow me every day as I log my word count into it! Here is my Write-a-Thon writer page

See ya there!
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Published on June 26, 2012 14:48 • 166 views • Tags: clarion, novel, science-fiction, writing

December 23, 2011

As a SF writer, research is an essential part of my works. I sometimes do too much research!

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But if the finished product is burdened with heavy expositions, the ship would sink!

Even for fantasy world-builders, the internal logic of the magic-or-supernatural workings required a minimal amount of thinking. And, as magical as the world is, the story must be well grounded in reality. How many fantasy novels, for instance, demonstrate a total lack of knowledge about equine biology and maintenance? One of my friends, who raises horses and loves fantasy, is appalled by what she reads.

And some SF or fantasy authors, too proud of their word-building, dump large exposition blocks on the unsuspecting reader! "I suffered for my art, and so must you!"

Research is like an iceberg.
the research iceberg

There is the emerged part, the novel that you enjoy. But whatever the number of pages, there is a larger, hidden part underwater.

Not enough research, and your story collapses under the contradictions, impossibilities, logical errors and paper-thin characters.

But when the universes and societies are lovingly built, it even allows other writers to participate in it! Two examples: The Darkover series and Honor Harrington series have spawned many paper children.

According to the readers' ages or familiarity with the concepts, the submerged part of the iceberg is around 90%. For a simpler story, you may choose to tone down the emerged part.

In my latest SF novel, la spirale de Lar Jubal, aimed at YA, I set aside about 99% of my painstaking research and physics calculations of the space station, to concentrate on the visuals.

In my upcoming SF novel, I aimed it at "I don't like science fiction" adolescents, so there is very few numbers in that one, and more action.

In my next post, I will explain how science-fiction is like chocolate...
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Published on December 23, 2011 09:01 • 126 views • Tags: research, writing

September 20, 2011

For those of you in the Mississauga, West of Toronto area, I will be signing books and meeting my adoring public at the Book Fest.

Date: October 1, 2011
Where: the Mississauga Central Library & Mississauga Celebration Square
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd W.

Hours: from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Signings:
my latest graphic novels
La plume japonaise by Michèle Laframboise

Pianissimo! by Michèle Laframboise

Les Polytechniciennes (Technologie salvatrice 2) by Michèle Laframboise

plus a few others in English and French



Of course, my YA Novels will be available:

La quête de Chaaas (La quête de Chaaas, #1) by Michèle Laframboise

Les vents de Tammerlan (La quête de Chaaas, #2) by Michèle Laframboise

L'axe de Koudriss by Michèle Laframboise

Quête de Chaaas La  4 by Michèle Laframboise

Nuages de Phoenix Les                    142 by Michèle Laframboise

Potager d'Ysandre et autres récits Le by Michèle Laframboise





This will be a chance to meet many local authors and discuss the challenges or writing and publishing stories.

See you there!
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Published on September 20, 2011 13:33 • 159 views • Tags: mississauga-bookfest, mississauga-central-library, signings

August 23, 2011

The 2011 Whittaker Competition is over! It was educating to look at the fiction and poetry judge's notes, and sometimes my points were very low, an humbling experience, but we must not let other's vision cloud our own judgement. I was proud to participate, and it proved a great motivation to write.

Since the Clarion overlapped the end of the Whittaker contest, I worked harder and produced more new texts… and some new poetry!

I reached a modest tally on the Whittaker final tally (310 points) but was gratified by the production boost.

Here is my short fiction production during the 18 weeks Whittaker contest overlapping 6-weeks Clarion (not counting two weeks of family vacation!):

Eight SF&F short-stories in English
Nine poems

And here are my current works in progress:

- about 10 000 words on the last novel in the Chaaas series

- near 5000 words on my next SF YA novel (around 52 000 words) to be published next February if all goes well. I am in the final revision stage.

And did I mention my graphic novels projects?

Wind Mistress is currently published by parts, in a comic zine, Nexuz3.
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Published on August 23, 2011 19:50 • 158 views • Tags: clarion, fiction, poetry, science-fiction, short-story, whittaker-competition, writing