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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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