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Pt. 1 Why is too much action boring?

This is the first part of the “Finding Balance in Storytelling” presentation originally given at Fyrecon 2, June 23rd at Weber State University Davis. More parts to come! In today’s action-crazed world filled with people with impressively short attention spans, … Continue reading

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Pt. 3 Using Personal Experience and Applying What You’ve Learned

This is part three of the “Gut Punch your Audience with Emotion” presentation originally given at Fyrecon 2, June 23rd at Weber State University Davis. Here are handy links to the first two parts: Pt 1 Visceral Experiences and Creating … Continue reading

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Magic Systems 101: Pt. 5 Create Your Own Magic System

This is the fifth and final part to the Magic Systems 101 presentation notes. The original presentation was given at the Eagle Mountain Arts Alliance Writer’s Conference held on Sept 9th, 2017. Want to read the rest of the series? … Continue reading

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Simon Heffer at UK’s Telegraph “Strictly English”

In light of today being a National holiday I will let Simon Heffer over at the Telegraph do my post for me.  A hat tip goes to my dear aunt who emails me interesting tidbits from around the world whenever … Continue reading

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A Little Light Reading

Why do I do this to myself?  I knew it was a bad idea to start a stack of series books.  Now, I feel compelled to finish them and that’s a lot of reading!  Here are my recent acquisitions from … 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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