Tag Archives: fiction writing

Descriptive Prose

This last weekend I attended a writer’s conference and listened to all sorts of excellent classes talking about the craft.  One of the classes that influenced me and my writing the most was a class on descriptive prose presented by the … Continue reading

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Scene and Sequel – I finally get it!

I’ve heard the terms scene and sequel used together for the past few years and to be honest until recently I’ve been super confused about them.  I knew what a scene was, it’s that thing that happens in one place … Continue reading

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Investing in a Good Book

This Christmas I received a happy little gift card to one of my local bookstores.  With that gift card came a huge decision – to splurge on a new juicy piece of fiction or … to acquire a popular reference book recommended … Continue reading

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Things that Inspire – Pinterest

The digital world is full of different ways to share and communicate with friends, family, and complete strangers.  My newest favorite way to explore new ideas is through Pinterest, one of the new kids in social networking. In a nutshell, … Continue reading

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Ferengi Rules of Acquisition and Fiction Writing

If you follow Star Trek, the phrase “Rules of Acquisition” is likely to mean something.  For those who don’t, here is a short crash course. Among the race of beings called Ferengi, trade and profit are a way of life.  … 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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Guest Post – Epigrams: From Comic Strips to Montaigne by Steven Belanger

For today’s Feature Friday we have a guest post from blogger, novelist, and all around good guy Steven Belanger.  Be sure to check out his collection of blogs found at Steven Belanger: Writing it Down. Epigrams: From Comic Strips to … Continue reading

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Guest Post: “An Editor’s Advice to a Young Writer” by Carole Waterhouse

I have a rare treat for Feature Friday today –  this post is the official kick off for the official print and ebook release of The Tapestry Baby by Carole Waterhouse!  To celebrate Carole is giving away free ebooks starting … Continue reading

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Sword Anatomy 101 Challenge Answers

Last week we talked about sword vocabulary, the post was ended with a challenge section where you were asked to identify different swords.  Did you come up with the same answers?  Let’s see! Sword #1 – William Wallace  Highland Claymore … Continue reading

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Phase One of Editing Done!

I am happy to announce that last night I finished phase one of editing my book, Stonebearer’s Betrayal.  This includes checking the following: Concept integrity Continuity/timeline problems Point of view voice issues Character individuality Need for filler sections Obviously painful … Continue reading

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