Category Archives: Technology

Quote by Virginia Woolf

I had a brilliant plan to post this on my newly renovated Facebook page and then link it to my Pinterest page as a great way of bringing people over to “like” my page.  Sadly, Facebook and Pinterest are not … Continue reading

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The #1 Essential Writing Skill

Like any craft, writing has its own unique set of required skills.  If I was to ask my fellow writing buddies what the most essential skill for writing is they would most likely list things like plotting, story arcs, character … Continue reading

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The World at Your Fingertips

Some may scoff at those who whip out their smartphones whenever and for whatever reason.  I know, I was one of them.  I used to think of myself as a bit of a purest when it came to using a … Continue reading

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NYT Best Seller Barry Eisler turns down $500,000 advance in favor of Self Publishing

That’s right,  Mr. Eisler was offered a whopping half million dollar advance for his book from a mainstream publisher, and he said no.  For all of us struggling writers out here in the real world the thought seems completely insane.  … Continue reading

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3D Modeling with Sketch Up 8

We are in the process of finishing the basement.  The part that excites me the most is that one of the rooms will be a dedicated office space.  My personal office space.  At the moment my work area is also … Continue reading

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Using Scene Cards in Revision

I’m taking a look at my NaNoWriMo 2011 novel Pendant of Nefertiti and seeing if there is anything I can salvage into a marketable product.  Instead, I am finding hoards of poorly developed ideas and missing scenes.  When preparing to … Continue reading

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Sword Anatomy 101

If you write fantasy epics, Arthurian tales, pirate stories, or Medieval historical fiction – chances are that somewhere in the story a sword will come into play.  Being familiar with the vocabulary is the first step to writing sword fight … Continue reading

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Tune in for My Twitterview!

My new friend and fellow blogger Emlyn Chand is starting a series of interviews featuring bloggers and authors.  To start things off with a bang she has chosen me for her first ever Twitterview. Twitter users can catch the action … Continue reading

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The Cutting Room Floor

These last four weeks I have done more work on Mr. Manuscript than the entire summer combined.  It feels so good to move forward once again, to make progress.  I am working in the murky middle of the book trying … Continue reading

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Are you a Digital Hoarder?

Thanks to channels A&E and TLC,  the world is now familiar with the bizarre world of extreme hoarders.  We aren’t talking about a cluttered closet or perhaps a spare room that becomes a catchall for items that don’t have homes.  … Continue reading

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