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Inspired by writing prompts

Writing prompts are one of the most prolific of things offered up in the writing world. Lists of words or phrases that are intended to inspire writers to get past writer’s block and create words on a blank page.

I started into a challenge this month to write something every day that is just […]

Working on my novel

(image courtesy of Justyna Furmanczyk)

I’ve got back to working on my novel with determination that I will finish the thing. I mean, hey, I am sitting at over 52,000 words of extreme rough draft writing, 59 scene cards on two bulletain boards, and over half a notebook worth of scene by scene outline […]

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 […]

Does Purdue University want to destroy the Christian family unit?

In short, I don’t think so. But if you read the comments on any of a growing number of sites where the topic of the Purdue Writing Style Guide is being discussed, then you would see that there are many out there who think, genuinely think, that destruction of the Christian family unit is exactly […]

Update on novel progress: Scorpius Port

I’ve been working on Scorpius Port and it is now at roughly 25,000 words of rough draft material and still going strong, with the rest of the story planned out in small snippets of what the scene should have in it and accomplish. I revised the story a bit from the original plan, making what […]

Dunluce Castle in Ireland… real world Wyvern’s Crest?

I was working on my series this morning and, as part of that, I was contemplating the place where I expect most of the series will take place. The city that, for now, bears the name Wyvern’s Crest. I was noting down what kinds of things the city has that make it such a vital […]

Elizabeth I: War on Terror

I watched this on Amazon’s video service a little while ago and I could not help but think that the information on Elizabeth’s spymaster and security chief, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the things he did would be something that I can quite easily see being a basis for some sort of similar events in my […]

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