Monthly Archives: July 2013

Turning Points and Amber Benson

An appropriate subtitle for this post might read, “How I connected with Amber Benson late one night without every meeting her once, and why my life is better for my imagined empathy.” Before I hit the hay last night I … Continue reading

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Nothing Lost, Everything Gained

Nothing too deep today, just the random observation that the moment you close the #wip the muse will (not may) suggest additional words. It’s almost a Pavlovian response — which is why I’m briefly channeling her into this blog entry. … Continue reading

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How to Fight Entropy

“You want to become a writer, write.” “Writers write.” “Just write.” If you’re an aspiring writer, you’ve heard some variation on the above at some point in time. The advice almost sounds cliché, probably because it sounds so simple. But … Continue reading

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Why Every Word Counts

The last few days I’ve played with the opening on the #wip trying to come up with the right balance of characterization and setting while putting the reader into the middle of the story. On one hand I need to … Continue reading

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Hungarian Greasy Bread and the Nature of Memory

Since it is July 4, there are a few things you should probably consider doing to mark the day — and they don’t necessarily involve fireworks. There are certain places and times that act as touchstones in my memories. We … Continue reading

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