Category Archives: Thoughts

Villains with Hearts of Evil Ice

Villains can make or break a story.  You need some type of adversity for the hero to overcome and having another sentient being to face can push them to new levels of strength.  Many times these antagonists become more popular … Continue reading

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Finding the Strength to Carry On

This is another one of those situations where I jotted down a shorthand note about a blog post and forgot what I meant.  ‘Carrying on’ must have sounded good at the time and I swore I’d get to it quickly.  … Continue reading

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Let Authors Be Merry . . . Seriously, Stop Making Us Cry

Here we are and I’ve run into a bit of a quandary.  Also, I’m not sure I spelled that work correctly.  I’ve been sitting here wondering how to tackle this topic.  I know what makes me happy outside of writing.  … Continue reading

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Let Dining Authors Dine

If sleeping is how you recharge when stationary then eating is how you get energy while on the move.  That may have made more sense in my head.  People have probably figured out that I do enjoy eating.  I talk … Continue reading

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Let Sleeping Authors Lie

So, I had an idea for a theme this week and it was ‘Eat, Drink, and Be Merry’.  I thought the first two worked together and decided that sleeping should be mentioned.  Anyway, these three things are fairly essential to … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Emotions in Check When Writing

One of the things I had to learn way back in high school when I started writing was how to control my own emotions.  Not block them off completely, but temper them and access the ones I needed for certain … Continue reading

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Some Messages from the Zoo Day

So, my son and I went to the zoo last weekend and a few things have stuck with me.  Most good, but a few that I need to get off my chest.  The place was packed, which meant there was … Continue reading

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