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Burning Passion: The Tale of Writing, or a Writer, or a Bored Little Dog

It’s been so long, my friends, but today I come bearing a token of my affection. This little piece of flash comes from a prompt in an… 426 more words

Short Story

First Scenes

I now have the rough outline and the first scene for the third book in the DUAL MAGICS series, reminding me again how hard it is to… 306 more words


Flash Fiction Challenge: Week 35

The prompt for this week’s flash fiction challenge was nice and open-ended. It could mean anything. This week, I’ve been working a lot on a screenplay, a poem, as well as my novel. 844 more words


Book 3 and Cover Art

Well, I think I’ve done about as much as I can with THE IGNORED PROPHECY until I get some reactions from beta readers. It’s down to 108,500 words, which isn’t bad. 214 more words


Olivia, First Draft COMPLETE!

Yesterday I finally finished the first draft of Olivia, my Gothic novel. At 110,747 words this is the most I’ve ever written on a manuscript.  391 more words

A Little Piece of My Heart

-With apologies to Ms. Joplin-

This is what my characters are to me: little bits of myself slathered onto the page for you, random reader, to analyze and dissect. 308 more words

How I Write

From drafts to novels.

From drafts to novels.

About three months ago I finished the first draft of my first novel and it felt good. It took me seven months to write that draft of roughly 174,000 words and I was proud of myself. 497 more words

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