Writing | Writing Everyday

Read most author blogs about the writing process or listen to authors talk about their craft and one thing becomes clear with regards to becoming a strong and successful writer: you have to write. Everyday. Even if its only half an hour. It’s about practicing. Professional athletes do it, they go out to the court or the field, […]

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Writing | Scene Discovery

I am a planner. Before I start writing a novel on page one I decide the specific details of the world my characters will live in, the rules of the magic system, how many books will be in the series (unless its a sole entry), the directions of the story arches, who are the characters, […]

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Article | “Orphan Heroics” hosted by Aside from Writing

Today Aside from Writing hosted another of my articles, “Orphan Heroics”. In it I argue how it may be necessary to have heroes with tragic backgrounds in order to have a good fantasy/scifi story. I further argue that this type of character is a different type of tragic hero.  Hopefully people enjoy the thoughts I had on […]

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Writing | Rolling a d6 to succeed with writing

What did I do this last Saturday? It’s a long yarn, to say true. My adventure that afternoon ended with me held upside down by a shape shifting female goblin, irritated that I tried to pick up on her (or maybe it was a him, goblins are one type of ugly regardless of gender) in […]

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Audio Books – Modern Oral Storytelling at Aside from Writing

I had such a great time during Aside from Writing’s Indie Author Month in May that I offered them an article for posting. The site was gracious enough to accept the article and feature it TODAY. Click here to read about how audio books are today’s (read: modern) oral storytelling. Remember being on a camping […]

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