Category Archives: Thoughts

Darkness Rises in Windemere

(I fully admit to being uncomfortable writing about this topic, but I think it’s something I should mention as part of Hype Week.  Also, I’ve been told that the scene that is on my mind while writing this isn’t as … Continue reading

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Vacation to Some, Old Hat to Others

One of the suggestions given for a topic was by John W. Howell, author of My GRL.  He wanted to know about my summers on the east coast.  I did summer camp, a few vacations that took me away from … Continue reading

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If Your Book Becomes a Movie

Anyone ever dream of their books becoming a movie or TV show?  I do it a lot since I picture a lot of what I’m writing in a visual style.  I’d love to see Nyx casting magic on the big … Continue reading

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Books to Film/TV: Same Story, but Not?

“The book is always better than the movie.” “I won’t read anything unless it has a movie or TV show.” “I’ll wait until it’s turned into a movie or TV show.” I’ve heard all of these things from real, living, … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Super Senses

The above is a show from the late 90’s that was about a cop whose senses where enhanced.  Not just a few like Wolverine, but all 5 and the creators were very good about giving each one a use.  Ellison … Continue reading

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Senses in Writing: Touching the Invisible . . . Things

The last of the senses might be one of the easiest to use, but it depends on your personal opinion.  I tend to find sight the sense that I utilize instinctively only because I think about what is in view … Continue reading

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Senses in Writing: Tasting the Invisible Tastes

This is a fairly specific and rarely used sense because it involves the mouth.  Eyes, ears, and nose have some range.  You’re always touching something.  Yet, the sense of taste needs to be stimulated at close range.  Does this mean … Continue reading

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Senses in Writing: Smelling the Invisible Scents

The usage of scents, aromas, odors, and smells in books is very interesting.  In a visual medium, you see a person’s reactions and that helps you figure out what’s going on.  In a book, you need to be told this.  … Continue reading

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Senses in Writing: Hear the Invisible Sounds

Something I’ve heard a few times is that a sound shouldn’t be put into a story unless it has a plot significance.  Otherwise, it’s only filler and should be cut.  I politely disagree because our sense of hearing is one … Continue reading

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Senses in Writing: Seeing the Invisible Worlds

This week I’m talking about how to use and evoke senses within your story.  As usual, this is personal opinion formed from experiences. First, a very brief overview of the week’s topic.  If you can set off a reader’s senses … Continue reading

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