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Ask-the-Author . . . Wait . . . Why Did I Write That?

I make my blog subject list and schedule posts pretty far in advance these days.  It’s because I really only have time to blog on weeknights and want to keep that part far ahead.  Clears writing time on the weekend.  … Continue reading

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The Future of Nytefall . . . And Other Projects

Well, War of Nytefall: Eradication has been out for a while and it means I have to look to the future.  Wow . . . Those clouds are pretty dark.  Is that a clown waving a blood-soaked weed whacker around?  Okay, there … Continue reading

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Goal Post: Sleep. I Definitely Need Sleep (Took me 4 tries to spell ‘Goal’ correctly)

Not even going to beat around the bush . . . I AM EXHAUSTED! Monday through Thursday went the same.  I woke up around 7 AM to let myself wake up and then got my son moving.  We had breakfast … Continue reading

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Questions 3: The Runaway or Elusive Idea

I’ve spent the week writing tips and my own thoughts on how to handle a twisting idea.  I admit that it isn’t my area of expertise.  My character bios, plot summaries, outlines, and other world building write-ups put me in … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Working with a Serpentine Idea

Look, many of us can’t say that our original plans go off without a hitch once the pen meets the paper.  Even outlines change as you move along, so there’s a very organic undercurrent to writing in general.  Maybe it … Continue reading

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When an Idea Twists in Real Time

War of Nytefall: Eradication had something fairly unique among all of my published stories.  There was a big plan, but a key component of the story was trapped in a bizarre state of uncertainty.  I knew there would be a secret … Continue reading

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Week 1 of Containment: I Really Hope this is Saturday

Seriously, all of the days have blurred together with everything that happened.  I don’t have to tell all of you about what’s going on.  We’ve all been affected.  I’m still nervous because every map I look at has me sitting … Continue reading

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