Category Archives: Thoughts

So, I’m Going to Write a Spin-Off

(I wrote this without remembering that I’d talked about this story over the years.  Keeping the hero a secret was already a lost cause.  I could rewrite the post, but I’m finding it kind of funny that I totally forgot … Continue reading

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Tools of the Telling Trade: Tarot Cards

Honestly, I don’t know what to say about Tarot because I feel like I’ve heard and said it all throughout the years.  As I mentioned before, I hung out with a lot of Wiccans and this was a common tool.  … Continue reading

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Tools of the Telling Trade: Zodiac Signs

Most people have seen or at least heard of horoscopes, which use astrological signs going either by the month or the year.  I posts the only picture I could find that had the two side by side, but I just … Continue reading

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Tools of the Telling Trade: Runes

This week, I wanted to touch on three methods of fortune telling that are used in reality and fiction.  The fictional versions are always more magical and mysterious than the real ones, so there are preconceived notions people have when … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Character Backstories: Prepare the Cutting Room

John W. Howell asked: You have the most fabulous backstories and histories for your characters. what compels you to develop these backstories? Do you use all of the history and backstories or are some waiting to be employed? Now, I have … Continue reading

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Tools of the Writing Trade: Personal Preferences

One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that authors like to talk about their work areas almost as much as their stories.  I can’t say this is me, but only because I don’t have a designated writing area.  I’d … Continue reading

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Superhero Switch: Back to the White Whale Idea

Well, I know most people are out and about for this weekend, but I’m back to scratching my head on this one.  I have a project(s) that I call my ‘White Whale’ series.  These are my superhero stories that are … Continue reading

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