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Chapter 45 - How Cheating On My Novel Helped My Novel

Alright, I admit it. I’ve been cheating on my novel with another story. But before you judge me, let me tell you how it helped. 524 more words


Why Not Cookies, Coffee, and Maize?

… or, Why exotic modern foods are out of place in most herofi or highfy.

The first reason to avoid artifacts of our post-renaissance worldwide culture is *atmosphere*. 1,041 more words


What I Learned From Writing The Lacertan Incident

Last week, I published one of my short stories, The Lacertan Incident, on my blog. This week, I wanted to share some of the process of how I wrote and rewrote it, and what I learned from the experience. 945 more words


Lost in a Book

Between nursing sick kids and frantically getting ready for my sons’ birthday party this weekend, I’m running short on time this week, so I’m going to keep my post short and sweet. 177 more words

Kay: The Reality—or Not—in Fiction

Phoebe, the protagonist of my story, is on an unpaid leave from the CIA. During this time off, she gets involved in an unlikely adventure, and the way she handles it helps her to decide if the CIA is the right career choice for her. 506 more words


Day 260 - Ah, writing

Day two hundred sixty of my 365 Day Writing Project.

A few days ago, I started writing a new book. For those of you jumping in now without knowing what I have been up to lately, let me bring you up to speed: I decided last week to set aside the first draft of my first book for a while. 189 more words

365 Day Writing Project

The Importance of a Good Reader

Within a recent post I mentioned having a friend that I always went to when I needed help on a pice of writing, specifically my creative writing. 823 more words

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