NANO REVISIONS


Welcome  back friends. Last week we celebrated the completion of NaNoWriMo. I mentioned revising our work. So, this week, I am giving you my revision process. I stole borrowed elements of this process from the master of manuscription, the sultan of script Stephen King. In his book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Mr. King […]

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NANO AFTERMATH


If you are reading this, and you participated in NaNoWriMo, then I can assume you survived. You’ve either completed 50k or more and are celebrating or, you didn’t finish and are kicking yourselves. For those of you who completed it! CONGRATULATIONS!! YOU ROCK!!! For those of you who didn’t, do not despair. You tried and […]

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NANOWRIMO IS ALMOST HERE!!


Yes, friends, it’s that time of the year again. The time of the year where for 30 days, many of us all over the world write like fiends to try to complete a rough draft of a novel or novella. We overdose on caffeine, chocolate, energy drinks and other sugary treats to keep writing long […]

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RISE OF THE NANO


Ladies and Gentlemen. Boys and Girls. It’s that time of the year again. The time when almost every writer you know turns into a stressed out, over caffeinated, junk food inhaling maniac. It’s NaNoWriMo time! For those who do not know, National Novel Writing Month is 30 days of writing madness in which we do our […]

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A GALACTIC CREATION — PART ONE


  Creation of a world, or in my case worlds, is a lot of work. One has to think about the star system, the make up of the planets, number of planets, moons, planetoids, asteroids,  types of people, animals, plants, governmental and religious structure, technological status, and history. Because of all of this, research is […]

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MAKING FRIENDS WITH MY GENRE


Originally posted on August 29, 2011   I love fiction. Writing gives me the opportunity to create whatever I want–within reason. I’m creating a whole galaxy of beings from my imagination. They can be as human as you or me; or as alien as my brain can conjure. I don’t have to stick to earth […]

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INDIES UNLIMITED GUEST BLOG


This week I’ve been asked to write a guest blog for my dear friend and fellow author, Stephen Hise, at his totally awesome website Indies Unlimited. Stephen is the author of the novel, “Upgrade”, a fantastic tale of a man’s quest to find love and acceptance which leads to some totally unexpected results. Upgrade was […]

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