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On Deadlines

“I find that it takes a lot of years of living, and many more of reckoning, to come up with one worthwhile paragraph. And when a deadline looms, prayer doesn’t hurt, either.” Carmen Agra Deedy… 276 more words

Couldn't You...

Get lost here?  For a day, a week, a month, simply soaking it up.

Thoughts On Writing

February 10, 2017 day 41 – 42 Flash 2017 Edition

Have you ever seen something in a movie, or on TV that you say ‘I wouldn’t have done that…’ When you’re a writer, you get to decide what people do and the consequences of those actions.   8 more words

Flash Fiction

A Gift or a Curse

I am exhausted. Up at 05:45, shower, cook breakfast – one scrambled egg and one slice of bacon with coffee – put lunch together and out the door at 07:00 for the two-mile walk to work. 158 more words

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The Purpose of a Villain (Muahahahaha)

A throwback to a post I did called How to Teach A Villain New Tricks. Not all of the above applies, nor should we bend every antagonist or villain to fit every point, but it is good to have “sparks” that help our minds better shape our bad guy or gal.

Writing Life

Updating My Book Proposal At NevadaAg.com

02/12/2017 Update: Revisions completed!

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Five months ago I constructed a website (external link) to support a book proposal on Nevada agriculture. That site needs updating and I’m doing that this week. 323 more words

Pulling the Ending out of my Arse

Clearing the detritus of the party from one corner, I place a bottle of 12-year-old McCallan double barrel and two small snifters on the kitchen table. 275 more words

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