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Outdated Reviews: First Men in the Moon

Facing a shelf of inherited classics that are falling apart, I decided to read them before deciding their face. These are their reviews . . . “The First Men in the Moon” By H.G. Wells I’m a Wells fan. I … Continue reading

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The League of Extraordinary Indie Writers Traveling Bookstore

So, it’s time for another round of . . . I published a book and the only people who know it are people in my immediate circle. I could spend the next 500+ words lamenting the fact that as an … Continue reading

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Coffee, Music, and Writing

Taking a break from editing Evangeline. I’m about 10% through the final draft (not counting proof-read), and sometimes I look at the words on the page and just see boring. At that point, I usually switch to reading something or … Continue reading

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Writing Humility

I dread revising and editing. I hate spending the time. Yeah, yeah, Michaelangelo and Tolkien, blah blah. Sometimes you just want to have an accomplishment in your hands so you can have something to show for all the time you didn’t spend … Continue reading

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Draft Blurb for Evangeline. Thoughts?

When the emperor of the humans died, his daughter Evangeline found comfort knowing her brother would rule. Eleven days later, he was assassinated by a shadowy inter-species aristocracy, passing the throne to her. Unprepared, Evangeline reluctantly takes the mantle of … Continue reading

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“What’s that supposed to mean?!?!”

I’m fishing for writery thoughts here. There’ve been a couple cases . . . a couple lots of cases–while editing Evangeline, where I read something and I go . . . “I have no idea what I’m saying here.” Now, … Continue reading

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Does Genre work for you, or do you work for Genre?

gen·re /ˈZHänrə/ Noun A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter. Synonyms style – type – kind – sort – manner – genus First off, I’m not arguing against … Continue reading

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Check out my New Cover for “Evangeline” and Check out Samantha Beaty!

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I’ve been dying to share this! Finally decided to go with a pro for a cover. An indie pro and friend, but nonetheless someone who has invested as much time and energy into developing their visual art as I have … Continue reading

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How to Constructively Critique Writing and Possibly Anything Else

I aim high =) As a firm believer in “doing unto others what I would have done unto me”, I try to keep feedback heading to other writers. Especially right now while I’m trying to finish up my second and … Continue reading

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Plot fatigue, Tolkien, and Half-Life

I’ve been wracking my brain. Throwing my imagination on the imaginary rack and demanded new plot points. Some readers didn’t think they got to know my MC enough. I’ve been fighting this a little haphazardly because I don’t really know what … Continue reading

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