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Week of the Son of Pneumonia

(And I thought the song was bizarre!  Can’t say I don’t enjoy them though.) It was a week to remember . . . Not really in a good.  First full week of school, which was fun and I got into … Continue reading

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Should You Know Your Ending?

I’m pretty sure a lot of people are going to disagree with this sentiment.  The path of the pantser if fairly common.  Not the way I do things, but I’ve run into many who simply fly into a story to … Continue reading

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Pieces of a Book: Chapters and Scenes

I’m a big Planner.  From Legends of Windemere to Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks, I set things up before I really get started.  I look at this as a first draft in a way because it helps me lock in main … Continue reading

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Goal Post: Chugging Seltzer and Whimpering at the Page

So, I have a friend over for the weekend as long as nothing went wrong between me scheduling this and him showing up.  There are 4 hours to go, but this has been a visit that we’ve attempted and failed … Continue reading

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Evolution of Quest of the Broken-Hearted

The biggest influence behind Quest of the Broken-Hearted was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.  I liked the idea of an adventure taking place in a castle full of monsters that the hero is either trying to clear out or escape from.  … Continue reading

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Tools of the Writing Trade: Personal Preferences

One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that authors like to talk about their work areas almost as much as their stories.  I can’t say this is me, but only because I don’t have a designated writing area.  I’d … Continue reading

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Goal Post: Where Did The Week Go?

Honestly, I feel like this week was dedicated almost entirely to errands.  I remember driving a lot, weather being wacky, and a few really nasty anxiety attacks.  Good thing I didn’t try to edit or write during this period because … Continue reading

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If You’re Reading This, I’m at a Bookstore

Seriously, I’m probably already at Barnes & Noble with my birthday money.  All I really wanted was a paperback copy of ‘Ready Player One’ since I loved the movie.  I highly recommend people see it, especially if they were growing … Continue reading

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Is It Really Nearly November?

Am I alone in thinking this year has gone by too quickly?  Everything is a blur with the previous releases and life events.  Can’t say I enjoyed 2017 that much either, but . . . Okay, this is like the … Continue reading

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Through the Fog and Storm and Crackling Speakers!

I’m actually writing this on Wednesday because I’m tired and might not be on the laptop, so much as my phone.  Today, I finished the final editing run on Legends of Windemere: Warlord of the Forgotten Age.  Although, I’m considering switching … Continue reading

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