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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 and Moving Forward

It’s a while since I posted here. More than month’s passed since World Fantasy in Columbus. Thankfully, I didn’t experience any con crud, and I’ll credit the good meals I ate with friends in various restaurants around the convention center, … 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 Snippets

I’m not sure how I feel about snippets. One day I like them, and I’m happy to show them off. They’re new and shiny and you know your muse is in the zone. Today’s comes from the beginning of 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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