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The Spy of Windemere . . . Sort Of

Long ago, I was in high school.  Not the greatest intro to this post, but that’s when this character first arrived.  You can guess the inspiration.  If ‘Immortal Wars’ came from my love of superheroes and sci-fi, ‘Mylrix’ came from … Continue reading

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Outline Time . . . Trouble Already?

First, I don’t really know if that’s an Irish proverb.  Just liked the sound of it when looking for sleep quotes.  Why do I think this is what’s going to get a lot of comments? The reason I went for … Continue reading

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Hello to Saturday. Can I Stay in Bed?

After a week of watching primarily ‘Ranma 1/2’ to get it off my list, I ended by watching the new ‘Mortal Kombat’ last night.  Was it an example of cinematic greatness?  No because it’s freaking Mortal Kombat.  Not sure what … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Outlining in Some Fashion

I’m really surprised that I never did a post like this in all the years that I’ve been blogging about writing.  If I did then WordPress isn’t letting me find it.  Now, not everyone takes the route of planning their … Continue reading

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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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