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From the Vault: Ruins of the Zodiac Gods

Figured that was the only blind warrior people would recognize these days.  You’ll find out what that has to do with this older story idea later on.  Anyway, this one is called ‘Ruins of the Zodiac Gods’, which is going … Continue reading

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Summer for Kids vs Summer for Adults

You know, Homer Simpson isn’t exactly wrong here.  While kids get the summer off from school, most adults don’t get the time off from work.  Even if you have a job that stops at the end of June, you need … Continue reading

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Ode to the Single Father

Woman are naturally better Men can’t do it alone You don’t know what you’re doing Movies make us the butt of jokes Bungling at home Lacking of common sense And lucky to avoid destruction Desperately seeking a mate To take … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Single Father Characters

This list might quickly turn from fiction to reality.  In fact, I might switch between them to cover more ground.  Honestly, this subject feels a little awkward, but I’ve already entered the rabbit hole.  No turning back now. Fiction: Don’t … Continue reading

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Being a Single (And formerly a Stay At Home) Father

This topic is going to be a little funky because I’m bouncing between two similar, but different, topics.  I’ve been in both boats and felt like talking about them since they’ve been heavy on my mind.  This might be a … 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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Fatherhood in Fantasy Fiction

Fatherhood is a slight theme in The Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks.  He is proud of being a father and there is one story that involves a father/son.  Another involves orphans being escorted to their new homes.  Originally, I … Continue reading

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Let’s Kick This Summer Break Off With a Roar

First, I’m already sweltering and haven’t even left the house yet.  Just want to through that out there.  Especially since this weekend is going to be busy.  You’ll get some pictures tomorrow or Tuesday if I can muster the energy. … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Another Set from the Munchkin

This might be the last Questions 3 for a while because next month will turn Tuesday and Thursday into Windemere Hero bio days.  After that, I’m thinking of opening Thursdays up to anyone who wants to guest post or promote … Continue reading

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Fate of the Office-Less Author

I’ve mentioned many times that I lack an office space and how I’m envious of authors that can escape to a refuge.  Well, the winter and summer seasons really drive this home.  A snow day means no work and summer … Continue reading

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