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After

I’ve settled on a working title for the book, because Sacrifices didn’t work any longer. The new title–After–speaks to the muse on a variety of levels. Possible variant is After Death. I’m outlining this weekend. I’ve even got notecards for … Continue reading

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Writing About Style

Normally, I’m reading several different books at the same time, and the genres can range from mystery to horror to straight literary fiction. Sometimes it’s like juggling bowling balls and chain saws, since the writing styles are so different. The … Continue reading

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Writing About Chapters

I’m still making progress on the book. Not as fast as I’d like, but that always seems to be the case. That I’m still making progress is the important point. Words make me happy these days. The characters and story … Continue reading

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Writing About The Real World

Today’s post touches on one of the reasons I enjoy writing: I get to learn stuff. People should always engage in the world around them. I studied karate back in high school, and we visited the instructor’s parents one day … Continue reading

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Writing About The Past

One of the things I struggle with as a writer is how to handle flashbacks. Part of my difficulty is balancing how much to show about a character’s past or past events that inform who they are now as a … Continue reading

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Writing About Creativity

I wanted to start today’s post starts with a snippet from Sacrifices / Into Dust Descend, but nothing I wrote last night or this morning was simple enough for me to extract. I believe that’s good. The days speed past … Continue reading

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Writing About Progress

Day 3 of 90 finds me on track with the current work-in-progress. Half of it was written longhand, as I didn’t have ready access to electricity for most of Saturday. Then I spent Sunday transcribing my scribbles before knocking out … Continue reading

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