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Fireworks? Eh, That’s Old News. Time for Goals

Seriously, there have been fireworks going off almost nightly for at least three weeks. If I didn’t have a son, I wouldn’t have noticed them any more.  Doesn’t look like any official shows are going on, so we’ll probably head … Continue reading

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Summer 2020 Plans

Full disclosure: I’m writing this up on April 7th.  Partially because it’s still the middle of the pandemic in New York and I have no idea what the future holds.  Going to be pretty funny when I forget I wrote … Continue reading

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Chapter Titles for Do I Need to Use a Dragon? (Fantasy Writing Tips)

Took a long time to do these because I kept heading into other projects.  That and I would stare at the page for too long.  It really was tough to go from War of Nytefall to this project because it’s more daunting.  … Continue reading

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First Non-School Week of the Summer . . . It Was Aight

Think I’m going to have to do a day-by-day here.  A lot happened since this was the first week that my son and I didn’t have school.  In fact, Monday was the first day since late February that we had … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Underdog Heroes

Everyone loves an underdog.  At least that’s what people say.  These aren’t as easy to write as one would think.  You have a lot to consider and a delicate balance to maintain for the adventure.  What are some ways to … Continue reading

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Growing Old and Growing Up

Playing as a child Toiling as an adult One looks at the other With a hint of jealousy * The child wants to grow While the adult wants to play Youth admires the freedom of old Old wishes for the … Continue reading

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Battling a Shortened Attention Span

Going to try hard not to jump on a high horse because I’m aware that I fall into this category too.  In fact, I think most people have lost part of their attention span and that makes selling books a … Continue reading

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Goal Post: I Really Need to Buy a Calendar

I’m not kidding.  Once Thursday afternoon hit, I suddenly forgot . . . Wait . . . I’m writing this on Friday and that was yesterday?  Is that right? For the love of the dust bunnies that keep appearing under … Continue reading

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Psychological Curses: Are They There or Not?

A way of using a curse that I’ve mentioned previously is having it be more of a legend than something cast in real time.  I wanted to look more into this because it requires a lot more psychological work.  You … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Using Curses in Fiction: Eye of Newt Can Expire

Curses can have a lot of pitfalls when you use them.  Have they been done already and in the same fashion?  Do they have a purpose in the story beyond window dressing or a comical reaction?  Is it really a … Continue reading

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