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How to write a Story - setup and payoff

Setup and payoff form the bedrock of story structure and move the plot along.  If you take nothing else away from my posts on story structure, take setup and payoff.   1,262 more words

Writing A Novel

Travels with Charley

This guy Steinbeck. In 1960, he takes his dog, a Standard Poodle named Charley, loads up the specially crafted camper he calls Rocinante and heads out to “Discover the America he has made his living writing about.” 1,029 more words

What The Hell Is He Talking About?

Just What I Needed!

A weekend (an extended weekend at that) at the beach!  The weather was so-so but it didn’t pour rain, the temp was in the low 20s and we spent a fair bit of time on the beach soaking in the weather! 512 more words

The Indie Publisher - the art of wearing many hats

So I am ready to launch myself as an Indie publisher, in order to bring out the first novel in my crime series set in Scarborough, … 338 more words

Blogtalk Radio Interview #2

Thanks to Gio and the G-Zone for another opportunity to talk about writing in general and my writing in particular. This being my second radio interview, I cannot claim innocence as to my expectations regarding a live conversation. 67 more words

Novel Writing

There's always another option!

Sometimes it is better not to give up but find an alternative to your challenge. Even though the battle may not be worth it, there’s always a way to leave with something. 167 more words


On Writing And A Busy Life

If you’ve thought of taking writing up, or are currently writing a blog, novel, short story, etc., you probably find yourself in a constant battle of time management. 273 more words