Author Archives: D.R.Sylvester

About D.R.Sylvester

A Clinical Research Associate by day (google it), writer by night, D.R.Sylvester lives in Sydney, Australia with his patissiere wife and Siberian Wolf. His interests include travel, music (predominantly Metal), reading, & archery.

Three Act Structure, and why my second act might be the problem…

So a few months back my alpha reader (hi mum!) had a look over the first sixteen chapters or so, and told me some things. The first 9 chapters or so were great, but then it started to… nothing. It … Continue reading

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Booky book book, thing about books and writing. And noodles.

It’s reallllly late, but I need to write a blog post because I’ve been writing one every day for the last three days and I don’t want the good times to end. *face hits keyboard* So ummmm… Ooo! I made … Continue reading

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Put the pen down…

FOREWORD: This is a post I actually saved as a draft on my phone more than half a year ago, but never got around to posting. I was expecting the arrival of my daughter at the time, and had just … Continue reading

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DC Comics making “just for girls” line… a good thing marketed poorly?

I’m EXTREMELY pleased that DC Comics are trying to get girls into reading their stuff (I’m hoping my little Magpie daughter will take an interest when she’s older), but I wish they’d market it a little differently… “Just for girls?” So … Continue reading

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Writing Treasure Hunt – Initiating hanky panky. Wow, awkward.

This here Writing Treasure Hunt is going to be a recurring segment, where I find hidden (writing-related) booty to plunder, and share it with ye. Yarrrrr! On the subject of booty, the treasure I’ve unearthed this time around is about, well, just that. … Continue reading

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Writing on iPad, strangely satisfying

Sooo, I bought an iPad for purposes of Facetime with the (currently overseas) wife and kid. Yes, I know there’s Skype, but my family seem to find Facetime simpler. Anyway, since I’ve got the thing I decided to see if Pages … Continue reading

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Gamergate has spread into SFF. Time to Don my SJW shiny armoured suit

So, Gamergate has migrated across mediums and had a go at ruining the Hugos: the world’s premier Science Fiction and Fantasy awards. If you’ve missed the news, read about it all here. Sad Puppies, a bunch of privileged older-generation white … Continue reading

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How It’s Gone So Far, and My NEW WRITING SPACE!

Not bad. I’ve been busy enough that the time has flown by, and we’re almost at the one week mark. I’m getting stuff done, which is a cool feeling after how busy the last 5 months have been (sorry little … Continue reading

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This is going to be a Long Seven Weeks…

This is going to be a long seven weeks. I’ll try to avoid being overly sentimental while writing this. Not likely to succeed, so uh… consider yourself forewarned. For the past fourteen months I have been with my wife all … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors #7

I’m back with another snippet for this WEWRIWA (Weekend Writing Warriors) thing. To meet some new authors, read some great writing, or join in the 8-sentence fun, stop by at Weekend Writing Warriors! This scene is from just before my 5th … Continue reading

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