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Curing the First Draft Blues

You’ve finished your first draft.  For a while, you bask in the glow of your creative high wire act.   But then, as you share the manuscript with others, their reactions aren’t what you expected.  1,739 more words


Kindle Select and Other Things

So, I’ve taken the step. THE SHAMAN’S CURSE is now exclusively on Amazon and enrolled in Kindle Select.

If you’re not a writer, what this means for you is that it’s now available for borrowing by Amazon Prime members and available free to members of Kindle Unlimited. 412 more words


Writer Brain vs. Editor Brain

I’m back at work on Book 3 of the DUAL MAGICS series (currently titled BEYOND THE PROPHECY, but nothing’s set in stone). But I’m not fully back in first draft mode. 351 more words


First Draft for Episode One is Complete

Yesterday, episode one got done. It’s a real rough draft, but all the parts fit. It’s time to move onto episode two. Parts of the second episode is already written, as there were scenes pushed back out of episode one when adhering to the structure of television scripts, and expanding on scenes and themes. 184 more words


Writing Tip: 10 Rules for Writing First Drafts

Writing Tip: 10 Rules for Writing First Drafts

1. Barricade the door, it must be just you and the ink.

2. Work in a physical and mental condition that makes you want to write. 88 more words


Priming the Brain Pump: Research for Fiction Writing

So I’m finally going to write another novel. (I figure I have three more books in me). This one will be a sequel to the Herbert West Series. 668 more words


Miscellaneous Stuff

A few weeks ago, I entered the Pitch Plus 5 Contest over at Adventures in YA Publishing. Then, life being what it is, I lost track of when the first round of results were due. 280 more words