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Desert Adventures: Hard to Do Without Writing ‘Dessert’ By Accident At Least Once

I’ve actually talked about sea journeys and a few other specific types over the years, but I realized that I never touched on this one.  Desert adventures have been really popular for a long time.  You find it in many … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Editing (Right to the Point Here)

As I’ve said, editing is one of the hardest parts of writing.  It would be great if our first draft was the best and we never had to change a thing.  Some people believe this is what it’s like and … Continue reading

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Writing During the Summer . . . With Kids

The previous summers weren’t like this one.  My son would have school to make sure he didn’t have any regression.  He was eligible for it this summer too, but we had already signed him up for a half-day program that … Continue reading

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Opening Scene: Ichabod Brooks & Toy Tower

“Number thirty-eight!” a voice shouts from the multi-colored tower. The rubbery orb at the base opens up to show the bubble-filled room within. “We will only wait ten minutes before moving on to the next guest. It is a busy … Continue reading

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A Trio of Old Poems: Three Different Flavors of Mood

(Just going through an old file and grabbing 3 poems that caught my attention today.  Last one is a fun revisit from February 2013.  Enjoy.) Here We Are Again Our position has not changed We are back to where we … Continue reading

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Crossword Puzzles: Helping an Author’s Word Thingy . . . Vocabulary

My family is big on crossword puzzles.   There’s a table full of them in the bathroom, a pile of them on the dining room table, and a travel book in at least one of the suitcases.  Now I wasn’t into … Continue reading

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Teaser Action Week: Fist of the Caster

Enjoy today’s excerpt from PRODIGY OF RAINBOW TOWER, which is available on Amazon Kindle for 99 cents.

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Present Tense Tips: Use At Own Risk

I have to say that the above scene from Spaceballs is very close to how some people have reacted to present tense writing.  I know this is a topic I beat to death, but it’s my style and I take … Continue reading

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To Challenge a Monster

I did a lot of thinking while stuck in bed.  Eventually, my thoughts went to my books and I started pondering Clyde again.  For those new to here, Clyde is a powerful vampire and will be the main ‘hero’ of … Continue reading

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Staring at a Dream Killer

One works so hard To go for gold Rising Above their station Taking that risk With sweet rewards A slower path Filled with brambles Every cut well-earned What happens when it ends? All work has gone to waste Devoured By … Continue reading

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