Monthly Archives: January 2022

Goal Post: This Week Really Tried to Kill Me

I have no writing news because this past week was rough.  I feel like I said that last weekend, but it stands again.  The stress was high and the fatigue was higher, so I’m just resting up this weekend. Why … Continue reading

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Sometimes People Forget or Assume Divorces

Not really on board with the picture just yet, but searching for a divorce meme is rather brutal.  It’s either ‘the woman is free’ or some sappy, hallmark-style saying.  Both categories felt like they weren’t right for how I’m feeling.  … Continue reading

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Expansion Pack: Story Engineering

Hi, Gang. Craig with you again today with another one of my Expansion Packs. I stole the idea from some video games who offer additional levels, or … Expansion Pack: Story Engineering

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Poetry Day: A Giant Did It

(The stories we tell children to explain things can be funny.  I thought about how you can explain a lot with giants.  Nice to see I had some positive and goofy poems in the mix.) When the wind blows A … Continue reading

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Why Do You Continue?

This may be a rough post, but we’ll see where things go.  It comes from a lot of stress and talking with people who are in similar situations.  Pretty sure I might regret this once comments start, but I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: That’s Not Good

Clearly, War of Nytefall: Eulogy is a tough book to do action teasers for.  The fight scenes are pretty revealing.  All the massacres are the same.  It’s wearing on some of the characters.  One in particular is having a rough time in … Continue reading

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A #CoverReveal for POUR IT ON #NewRelease #Romance in the Keystone Couples Series

Ciao, amici! Today’s post is short and mostly sweet. My new novella, Pour it On, will release this month as promised. January 28, to be precise. I … A #CoverReveal for POUR IT ON #NewRelease #Romance in the Keystone Couples … Continue reading

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#3 Post of 2021: 7 Tips to Having a Reunion Plot in Your Story

(Post originally published on January 29, 2021.  These are all coming from early in the year.  Weird.) This storyline might be fairly niche, but it’s caught my attention.  In fact, I think it’s turned up more often than I realize.  … Continue reading

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Crafting Rich Characters (Part 1)

Greetings to all the storytellers out there. Let me start out by first wishing you a peaceful Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Then by sharing how … Crafting Rich Characters (Part 1)

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Small Post About Sea Turtles . . . I’m Not Joking

So, I was in a classroom and noticed a poster.  I’d seen it before multiple times, but a new thought clicked in my head: There are only 7 species of sea turtles? I always thought there were more than that, … Continue reading

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