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7 Tips to Surviving the Summer as a Parent/Author

Replace Daddy with Mommy on that picture.  So, things tend to get screwy when you have kids and summer hits.  Camps are so expensive that you might as well mortgage the house or sell a kidney.  Not your own kidney … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Battles: Let The Owies Begin!

One thing that Quest of the Brokenhearted did is push my limits on writing fight scenes.  Many people thinking writing an action scene is easy because you just have to put in ‘fighting stuff’.  This includes punches, kicks, soliloquies, gloating, guns, … Continue reading

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7 Potentially Useful Tips for Spin-Offs: I Make No Promises

Even though we see so many, the spin-off is not something that should be entered into lightly.  There’s more than one story on the line and an author can break an entire world apart with a bad sequel.  So, here … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Character Backstories: Prepare the Cutting Room

John W. Howell asked: You have the most fabulous backstories and histories for your characters. what compels you to develop these backstories? Do you use all of the history and backstories or are some waiting to be employed? Now, I have … Continue reading

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So You Want to Be a Dawn Fang: Tips By Mab

Is that supposed to be me?  I’m not nearly that pale and that clunky necklace would get in the way when I’m stealing stuff.  That woman ever hear of a comb or brush?  Whatever, I’m in a mood because this … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Monstrous Heroes

I’ve talked about how difficult it is to have a monstrous hero without going too far to one side.  With any luck, I’ve struck the right balance in War of Nytefall, but only time will tell there.  So, what are some … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing about Vampires

There are plenty of types of vampires, so how do you make a list of tips to writing about them?  You pray really hard and do your best. That and you start off with the disclaimer that you’re working off … Continue reading

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