The Nomadic Troglodyte

Writer Out West



Beautiful People: Couples Edition – February 2017

Okay, first of all. How dare you? How dare you ask me to do a Beautiful People about only one of my lovely pairings. It’s not fair. I don’t like it. I’m going to do at least two, maybe seventeen,... Continue Reading →

Colorful Clips – Black Bonny

I'm not always proud of my writing. Some sentences merely exist to get the reader from point A to point B as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, there are times in every writer's career when we want to illicit... 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 →

Manly Men Needed

The NaNoWriMo forums are a gift and a curse, and maybe a little more curse. Sometimes ya get writers giving writer-ly advice using bile-inducing grammar, punctuation, logic, and word choice. Sometimes the forums suck you into a vortex of internet confusion... Continue Reading →

Early Stages of Novel – A Love Story

Every writer will tell you a different story. No, I'm not making some grand philosophical point, I'm telling you that each writer will literally inform you, should you be so bold as to ask, of the beginning of their conception... Continue Reading →

Beautiful People – September 2016

Okay, kids. NaNoWriMo is just around the corner, and I'm sure more than a few of us have been scratching away at our outlines. Me, I have a Viking, a magic system, a B&B, and the beginning of a beautiful... Continue Reading →

Survival? I think not…

Why do I kill people? Catchy headline, huh? Let's try something a little more precise and a little less flashy. Why, as a writer, do I insist on killing characters? In the hundreds of thousands of words I've written, significant... Continue Reading →

Knowing Your Letters

You know that old bit of writing advice: write what you know. Yeah, that's the one. The one that makes fantasy writers slam their heads against brick walls and every teen writer scream "No! I won't do it!" I hate... Continue Reading →

Advice to a Young Writer

Just the other week, it was my good fortune to meet a young writer. Her mother was overjoyed when she discovered this newfound talent in her daughter, as she had recalled that it was a passion of mine and we would... Continue Reading →

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