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Day 29 - Binge watch

Binge watching TV wasn’t an option in my childhood.  There were a few movies that I would tape when they were on TV and watch them over and over.  362 more words

How to manage story arc in Epic Fantasy

Just had a revelation about plotting Epic Fantasy novels that I had to share with you!

Writing a fantasy novel is hard work! It took me around 8 months to get the 130,000 words of the first draft of RULED BY SHADOWS written — and after a brutal structural edit I’m now over half-way through the rewrite. 1,207 more words

Novel Planning

4 x This Week: Cool Stuff, Hot Days, Characters and Eyepatches

So this week, in a nutshell:

  1. It’s 100° F outside right now. As a child of autumn/winter/rain/snow, I am less than pleased.
  2. So, quick question. …
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Monkey on the Road - tiger, burning... (3)

Part 1 – The Cold Mountain

Part 2- Tea with Jade and Tiger

The silhouette of San Chou gleams between the three green hills of the southern part of the Yellow River. 1,507 more words


Entropy and other inconveniences...

linked to this story here: X

„Nobody took a dump here.“ A scrawl in black sharpie stretched over the upper right corner of the booth door. 930 more words


Writing a Scene

Each scene is composed of a miniature story arc. Do you see how closely the steps mimic the story arc? Only Step 5 is different. Step 5 is a thought process for the author to undertake as each scene is written. 333 more words

Beer Commercials

We looked at the Budweiser commercial called “Born the Hard Way”.  It is a commercial about an immigrant from Germany in the early 1900’s making his way to America.   664 more words