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Update: Stonebearer’s Betrayal

These last few weeks I’ve buckled down and been working through a draft of my novel, Stonebearer’s Betrayal.  I’ve finally reached the phase where the story has taken its final shape and now it’s a matter of making all the … Continue reading

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6 Easy Ways to Avoid Writing in a Vacuum

Oh, hello! So glad you came to visit me down here in my vacuum.   Pull up a dust bunny and stay awhile, I love company.  You see, I’ve isolated myself from the world hoping it will free my thinking.  I’ve … Continue reading

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“Open-Pit” Writing

There are several different ways of getting gold from the ground.  On one end of the spectrum is open-pit mining where they blast huge sections of dirt with dynamite and then screen and process the rubble.  On the other is … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Voice, Pt. 2

To read part one, click here. Today we will discuss the less tangible aspect of a writer’s voice –  what makes your writing distinct from other writers.  This is a far more difficult task than yesterday’s technical discussion.  Describing the … Continue reading

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Weekly Review #18

Another week has come and gone.  Not much else was completed besides my work here on the blog.    I blame it on the sun, it used to set nice and early in the evening and rise late.  My kids … Continue reading

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On Writing, A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

Instead of a standard book review, here’s a list: What I learned from King’s On Writing: A writer can come from any walk of life.  There is no set path that you must take to find success.  In fact, the … Continue reading

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