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Writing: Character

A writer-friend of mine who has recently stumbled into some impending spare time asked me if I had any advice on the creation of characters. It turns out, I have some clear and relevant thoughts on the matter, and I... Continue Reading →

Writing Sequels

Off the top of my head, I really can't think of an author who's kicked back, hoisted their champagne, and touted writing sequels as something that was 'easy'. Mostly, writers love to complain in long, elegant, and very tortured paragraphs.... Continue Reading →

Beautiful People #25 – June 2017

Paper Fury is out with another Beautiful People post this month, and here I am doing a post on Godric Dorial - my 1000+-year-old Viking, former amnesiac, odd fellow. He's seen a lot, experienced even more, and felt enough for... Continue Reading →

Wins for The Cursed Child

As I sit to write this, I have just pried myself off of a sunny porch where, not 24 hours ago, I was leaning to catch the last rays of the sun while racing to catch the last words on... Continue Reading →

Most Interesting – Problems in Writing

via Daily Prompt: Passport So the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, right? This applies to writing. If you have your characters in a (physical, emotional, existential) place and you need to get them to another place,... Continue Reading →

Character Vocabulary: Making a Character Sound Real

Look at your favorite book or your WIP, find a scene, and take out all the dialogue tags (Joe said, she shouted, the undertaker grumbled, etc.) All of them. Can you tell who is speaking by the words they’re using?... Continue Reading →

A Review of Les Parisiennes

I am a rabid listener of podcasts. I love me some politics, some history, and even a few fictional tales told as radio dramas. Rarely, however, do I listen to a podcast with such rapt attention as I did an... Continue Reading →

The Book Sacrifice Tag

Catchy title, eh? Here we go. Let's light the bonfire and hurl some of our most hated tomes thereon. After my pixie-in-law tagged me in the challenge, I started penning the books I would add to the fire in my... Continue Reading →

The Memories of Godric Dorial

So, Bill and I are getting ready for the holidays. For those of you who don't know, forgot, or had better things to be doing with your time: Bill is the temporary name I gave to the work-in-progress novel for... Continue Reading →

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