Tag Archives: Fiction

Themelining your story!

Well, it’s the end of February already and I’m just not getting to these entries as quickly as I should.  It’s not that I’m not writing; it’s just that I’m trying to get stuff done outside of writing as well … Continue reading

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IT IS THE TALE, NOT HE WHO TELLS IT!

I love that line.  What writers do, depending upon their approach, is tell tales.  As some of you know, I teach writing workshops.  I started my introductory session with this line from a Stephen King story called The Man Who … Continue reading

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Waiting for the books to fall

As I’ve said several times in this blog, patience is a virtue and I’m just not a virtuous kind of guy.  As I write this, I’m waiting for my first novel “Darwin’s Sword” to get printed and bound for release.  … Continue reading

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Delivering the Final Final Proof

I just completed review of the Final Proof of my debut novel, Darwin’s Sword.  Non-writers might ask “but I thought the book was done after you wrote it.”  No.  The evolution of a manuscript is a long process and by … Continue reading

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What kind of writer am I?

I don’t know about anyone else, but it became apparent early on that I was destined to write scary stories.   My brothers tortured me with “Creature Features” and old black and white horror movies from the earliest part of my … Continue reading

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Setting: It’s all in the Details…

I’m back with more writing tips.  I’m walking a fine line here because this Fall I’ll begin teaching a series of workshops on writing both fiction and non-fiction.  But I think I can talk about story setting without giving away … Continue reading

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To Plot Or Not To Plot???

Okay, this blog is supposed to be about writing and publishing and I’ve spent quite a bit of time on telling stories and such, but I haven’t really talked much about the nuts and bolts of writing.   As I have … Continue reading

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