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Study Those Whose Writing Impresses: Joss Whedon

Part of any writer’s responsibility is to study the writers who influence his or her writing. Experts will advise the developing writer (and any writer worth a reader’s time should consider herself/himself developing on some level) should read everything available … Continue reading

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Use Whatever You Have to Help Others

Okay, I am an independent author with some modest sales numbers, but if I am honest, I know James Patterson and Stephen King are not shaking in their boots about the new competition on the block. I am fine with … Continue reading

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The Life Saving Qualities of the “Extras” File

I am about a third of the way into the sequel to CITY OF WOE and I know where I am going and I have written some very strong chapters and things are good. So why did I slam out … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, and one Last Look Back

It has been a great year for me creatively, and I thank all those who helped make it happen, and those who shared in the experience. Here’s what happened: I won two awards for my debut novel, CITY OF WOE… … Continue reading

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My best blogs – Learning from Stan Lee

As the year ends, I am reviewing past blogs, offering some of what I consider my most efficient, both to give these a second chance at and audience, and to focus my efforts for 2014. I hope you enjoy them. … Continue reading

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On Marriage: 27 Years later, it is Still About The Girl

Twenty-seven years ain’t a drop in the bucket, brothers and sisters, unless you are Cher, Joan Rivers, or Bill Cosby. Being married for 27 years, well, not everyone makes it this far. Doesn’t make me better or worse (yes, I … Continue reading

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Mark Twain’s Nine Steps for a Kickass Life

I want to share a great article and a great personal checklist, for both writers and non-writers, from one of America’s best. However, I do not want to rob the location where I saw it of deserved hits, so here’s … Continue reading

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Thank you all

Over the last few days, I took a risk that scared the Hell out of me. I gave away writing I worked so hard to give quality. I gave it away on three days leading up to Thanksgiving, as a … Continue reading

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My Best Writing Advice: Let it suck

There seems to be an abundance of writing advice on twitter today, for which I am thankful. To return the favor, I wanted to offer the best writing advice I give my students, but this has proven impossible to do … Continue reading

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A big step for a small book

I don’t get nervous. That is what I keep telling myself as I pace the kitchen, boiling water for another cup of tea. Not nervous at all. Pace, pace. Not me. Pace, pace. Never. Today I join my partners in … Continue reading

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