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Lacking Focus

Sorry, still off in deep thoughts land, so posts will continue to be sporadic.  I spent a number of days thinking about how to treat writing as a business since I’m not treating my business as one.  Still a work … Continue reading

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A Chuck Wendig Day

Before I get started I’d just like to state for the record that it sounds like a large elephant is bouncing around in the apartment above me.  And if I knew how to say, “Hey, you big fat elephant quit … Continue reading

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Be consistent (and some instructions on using find and replace in Word)

Time to get back to some writing-related posts.  (That is theoretically the reason I write this blog.)  But I’m going to ease my way into it with a post that is more generally applicable to anyone who writes anything anywhere … Continue reading

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Writing about non-standard relationships

This is me writing as a reader not a writer. One of the blogs I follow has a post up by the author discussing a certain level of frustration the author is experiencing with reviews of the author’s most recent book.  … Continue reading

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My Novel: Hook Issues

I think I’d mentioned that a friend from college reached out and we ended up swapping manuscripts.  Well, the friend has finished their review and it leaves me with an interesting issue.  It’s one that I knew already, but this … Continue reading

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Getting closer… (On Beta feedback and next steps)

So, Beta feedback is slowly trickling in.  Three people other than me have actually read my novel and made it to the end – yippee! At this point there are some things I know I need to change:

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Handling distance and time in a fictitious world

I’m trying to distract myself from paying attention to my first beta reader feedback.  I only have one back so far and I want to wait until I have two or three before I take any action, but it’s really, … Continue reading

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Feeding the fire…

In my little hiatus from daily posting on the blog, I started to think about the idea of keeping the momentum going.  Not just as a writer establishing a personal routine.  (I think it IS important for a writer to develop a … Continue reading

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What makes a person who they are?

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, mostly as a writer but also as a person.  If I’m going to create memorable characters, then it will help to understand what makes a person who they are and not some sort … Continue reading

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