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The Balanced Hero: Brains + Guts = Survival

Betting those who visit my blog a lot saw this one coming because I usually end stuff like this talking about finding balance.  Just like in real life, your characters may naturally gravitate toward a middle ground.  They might be … Continue reading

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Steps to an Outline

A few weeks back somebody asked me to write about how I create outlines.  I sincerely apologize for forgetting who asked this and which post the comment was on.  I searched, but couldn’t find it.  (I sense a post-publishing edit … Continue reading

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Plan for the Best, Expect the Worst

I’ve had the above song in my head for a while and been waiting for a good post to use it with.  Then nothing seemed to be working out.  I did a poem based on it, which seemed good enough.  … Continue reading

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The Outline: A Plotter’s Plan

I talk about having outlines and making plans before I write.  These act like a ‘baby draft’ and make the creation of a first draft smoother.  At least to me.  It’s this part of my writing system that makes me … Continue reading

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A Week of Nada?

So ‘The Mercenary Prince’ is done and waiting for its turn on the editing block.  This is a book set to be released in December, which means I’ll be sending the March/April release to my editor.  Another week before I … Continue reading

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Back to the Grindstone with a New Nose

(WARNING: There will be a post later today that involves the blurbs of Sleeper of the Wildwood Fugue.  It will be up from noon today until noon tomorrow before I have to take it down.  All feedback will be appreciated.  … Continue reading

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Restructuring Day

Well, I learned one thing this morning.  A guy who has a mild case of arachnophobia and is half-asleep should not look up ‘WEBS’ on a yahoo image search.  There are some majorly nasty looking spiders out there.  What demented … Continue reading

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