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Still here, but late, and often frustrated

My overriding thought right now is that, Yes, Evangeline is still on the verge of ready to launch . . . it’s this last bout of editing that has the parking brake stuck in the on-position. Yes, I also have … Continue reading

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How Can We Talk About Race and Actually Hear Each Other?

I’m getting a crash course on race in writing on Absolutewrite.org. Now, if you know me, you know I reject the word race. I make the conscious choice that every human being is of the same kind as me, descended … 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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6 Tips for Critiquing, Constructively

Throwing out some lessons to me, maybe you have some to add. #1 Thank the writer. It takes guts to open yourself up and say hit me with your best shot. Appreciate the human being who’s letting their guard down. … 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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Those Self-Publishing Losers

Sometimes . . . admittedly . . . when I look at traditionally published authors, there’s a part of me that feels like a loser. Why can’t I go that route? I guess my work’s just not as good. Of … Continue reading

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The Days I Love Being a Writer

After some weeks of the muggy middle (the part of a story where the writer does not know what to write, but knows they have to fill a lot more pages before they can unleash the end, often leading to … Continue reading

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Stop Thinking Silver Bullets

Socializing probably confused you. You’ve forgotten that social networking is older than Facebook or Twitter. Turn out at my first book signing was ok, the staff thought it was good, and realists thought with 10-12, it could have been better. During the … Continue reading

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