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10 things I learned from reading detective novels and one caveat

1.Start mid-scene and keep the story moving!
2.Sketch characters quickly and concisely and unpack their motives and complexities by action throughout the story.
3.Maintain suspense, do not reveal early. 288 more words


The Electrocutioner’s Plug

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog link-up. The Challenge – write a one hundred word (plus or minus) story with a beginning, middle, and end inspired by the picture. 178 more words


How to Write a Synopsis for Your Next Big Project: A Synopsis

A fallen ego maniac, I had the idea that because I am so old and have written for so long that I must know how to do what I do every day – WRITE — and be pretty good at it.   473 more words


Throwback Thursday...in which I daydream with Donny Osmond

Do you ever come across a book or record from your past and it gives you those warm fuzzy feelings?  Witness the Donny Osmond album above. 139 more words

Wexford University of Wightcraft

Discussions on the gaming forum I  frequent have me thinking about the Magic School genre. Personally, I like the idea of magic instruction being handled by higher, rather than primary or secondary education, since this allows for magic folk who are competent in the mundane world. 1,417 more words


Thinking about the information dump (#1)

As I started writing this blog, and going in one particular direction, I realized the ‘problem’ of the information dump is actually kind of big and has a lot of facets. 850 more words

Writing Process

Making Sure The Words Are Correct

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “copyeditor” as follows:

 Copy editor       noun

: a person whose job is to prepare a book, newspaper, etc., for printing by making sure the words are correct…

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