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Outlining Novels Using Chocolate

If this sounds like the ideal means by which to outline your novels, then you are probably as big a chocoholic as I am. I use chocolate to combat high levels of stress caused by social anxiety. My roommate buys me those large bags of around 145 assorted miniature Hershey candy bars. The ones […]

Why I enjoy revising my novels, and how you can too!

I’ve been a writer for many years now, but I’ve always just written. It sounds strange, I know, but writing has always been such a relaxing activity for me that I have just wrote, and wrote, and wrote some more.

I have several books that are about the same characters, but told in slightly […]

Why do I write?

I was looking over Twitter a few minutes ago and someone that I began following this morning asked a question that simply cannot be summed up in the small space that Twitter allows, so, I have decided to answer in brief there, and to actually answer the question here on my website.

What I […]

Nora Roberts vs Plagiarism

I came across something on Twitter this evening that caught my attention.

I went looking for what was up and made my way to Nora Roberts’ website where I found that she had made not a rant, but a promise a few days ago.

Writers are aware of the dangers of others plagiarizing […]

Found old manuscript from 1998

Many eons ago, back in June 1998, I spent the month typing away on a computer that I had borrowed from my sister. As my parents and my sister sat out in the dining room playing pinochle, I sat in my bedroom typing away on a story that would have the working title The […]

SPEED Docuseries premiers on CuriosityStream this April

This April the on demand streaming service CuriosityStream will take viewers on a journey that will chronicle humanity’s innate need for speed. The four-part docuseries, SPEED will tell the story of humankind’s instinctive desire to explore and invent. Hosted by engineering expert Sean Riley, the show will transport viewers to some of history’s greatest […]

Dvorak Learning Curve

I’m still getting used to the Dvorak keyboard layout, but I’m learning where the keys are and the typing is still easier for me than the QWERTY layout had been. At the moment, aside from a few letters, I know where all the keys are.

I’m still liking the layout, just frustrated by the […]

Dragon Hunter update

I finished making the scene cards for Dragon Hunter last night and organized them into groups to create chapters.

Today I set up the project in Scrivener and decided what characters I will need. I also picked names for the main characters:

Dolan for the protagonist, who is a thief on the run.Gavin […]

The Dvorak Keyboard Test – Day 2

This is the second day that I have my keyboard set up in the Dvorak input style and I am starting to get used to it. My words per minute is only around 10, but I am getting a good idea on where all the keys are and muscle memory is starting to build […]

QWERTY vs Dvorak Keyboard Layout

I feel weird, and like I’ve made a horrible decision, but I am hopeful that this will get better quickly… or maybe I’ll at least not seriously regret what I’ve done.

So, what have I done? I have set my keyboard to the Dvorak layout, and am learning to type all over again. It […]

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