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2018 Top 5: #3- 7 Tips to Being Dramatic . . . In Fiction

This post originally went live on February 14, 2018.  Weird that the first of the Top 5 are from early in 2018. Adding drama into your writing can be tough and many are leery about adding this due it skewing … Continue reading

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Derailing Bedlam: Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Dammit! Part 3 #fiction #adventure

As usual, here is your warning that this story has cursing, sex (not graphic), innuendo, and violence.  It’s my Rated-R action adventure called Derailing Bedlam.  This is the fourth outing (third official) for Cassidy and Lloyd, so feel free to … Continue reading

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The Voices in My Head

Way back in October, I was a guest on Annette Rochelle Aben’s podcast called ‘Tell Me a Story‘.  During the fun and festivities, it was pointed out that I talk about my characters as if they can walk into a … Continue reading

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2018 Top 5: #4- The Art of Bantering: Not as Easy as You Think

This post originally went up on January 15th, 2018. What exactly is banter these days?  I know the official definition is a ‘playful or friendly exchange of teasing remarks’.  Not exactly like what you see in one of the above … Continue reading

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Ode to the Collecting Hero

A quest from long ago Search the world To find the weapons That will save the day And bring peace to all * Never that simple With pieces lost And monsters on the path Strength is gained From such a … Continue reading

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Derailing Bedlam: Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Dammit! Part 2 #fiction #adventure

As usual, here is your warning that this story has cursing, sex (not graphic), innuendo, and violence.  It’s my Rated-R action adventure called Derailing Bedlam.  This is the fourth outing (third official) for Cassidy and Lloyd, so feel free to … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Working with a Collecting Quest Story: Read the Whole Set

It isn’t easy setting up a story where you have to get a bunch of things to make one thing or stop someone.  There’s the risk of tedium, repetition, and getting visited by the irritable McGuffin fairy.  He doesn’t take … Continue reading

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