Monthly Archives: November 2012

Your health matters

As a writer you might think that you don’t need to be as healthy as say someone who cuts down trees all day.  And perhaps that’s true.  But, sitting here trying to type with pain shooting through my arm I … Continue reading

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To hell with reality

One of my writer friends is working on a novel that is loosely based on their life.  And today I received an e-mail from my friend about how they didn’t want to change parts of the story that another beta … Continue reading

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How long should a book be? (A meandering rant about the book I just read)

One of the problems with becoming a writer is that you start to judge what other people have written.  So, where I might have previously read a book and taken it at face value, now I think about what scenes … Continue reading

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Wow, THAT hurt.

It’s way too early in the morning for me to be awake yet.  But, sometimes your mind kicks in and there’s nothing you can do but get up and deal with whatever it is that won’t let you sleep any longer.  … Continue reading

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Yep, I am definitely addicted to reading…

I should have spent my afternoon working.  I have a project that I can’t imagine is going to be done on time unless I live and breathe it for the next three weeks.  What did I do instead?  I read … Continue reading

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Short and sweet

I don’t have much to say today.  I split my novel up and now I have two 40,000 word novels to flesh out again.  Exciting thing is that I think this will make both stories better and I get to … Continue reading

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Grammar and Word Usage Round-Up

This is a consolidation post to get all the grammar/word usage/spelling links I’ve posted into one post and to consolidate my personal list of words I’ve seen misused or misspelled. But I’ll give one bonus link to a new article … Continue reading

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What to do when you’ve written a good book but not a great book

This is something I’ve kind of known in my gut since I finished the book.  It’s good.  (Yes, as we already know, I do have an ego the size of a house.)  But it’s not great.  And I think it … Continue reading

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Post 200!

Wow, that came around FAST!  Last night I was looking back through my old posts trying to figure out which ones I was going to put on a separate page for easy access and it turns out I’ve written A … Continue reading

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What are your strengths?

So, the next post after this one is #200.  Which means I’ve managed to blog somewhere in the range of 200,000 words in the last six months or so. I was thinking about getting all fancy and adding another tab … Continue reading

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