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The Great Cut & Beyond: Punching Out Passive Voice

This is my eleventh post on novel revision. The goal: cut 50,000+ words from my 172,000-word fantasy novel, Black Scales, to make it a more marketable piece of fiction. 450 more words

High Fantasy

Do Your Characters Have Character?

I’ve just completed the God knows what number revision of my novel(I lost count a long time ago). While I have to admit it is one-hundred times better than the first draft, it is still not where it needs to be. 434 more words

Writing Tips

I checked that off the list, so what's next?

So, I put a book up on Amazon KU. The whole process was frustrating and terrifying, but also a triumph. I PUBLISHED A BOOK. Lagniappe… 360 more words

What I'm Excited About

Whisper (Revised)

Above a Whisper

I walk on blades
Of grass around
My father’s grave

Avoiding sunken
Markers careful not
To wake the dead

I want to share news… 172 more words


Lake Arlington Larry (Revised)

Ode: Lake Arlington Larry

Here’s to a gentle man
Smiling at suburban strangers
Walking running rollerblading around
Lake Arlington on a Thursday in June

Here’s to a gentle man… 198 more words


America For Dummies

Originally posted in 2010.

Shut up 
you finger pointing bastards
who try to to teach us who we are
and how stupid we are to be who we are… 550 more words


Dreams of Cats

I had a bizarre dream last night.

Got to sleep late. Watched series-finale of Turn and Orphan Black and Orphan Black killed me. I will miss that show. 596 more words