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Great Advice for Writers

I wouldn’t have bought this book except I really like Diana Gabaldon’s writing style. The title caught my eye. It turned out to be a very useful read on the subject of writing and dialogue and characters affecting pacing. How I Write Sex Scenes – Diana Gabaldon Recommended reading.  

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A Look at Magic

In my most recent published short story, I look at how the emotional state of the magic user affects their magic, and I relate magic to the real world more explicitly than is usually done. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s called “Threads that Bind” and it’s published in the anthology, Serenity Rising — I […]

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Serving a Purpose

Note: This is brought over from my old blog, where I posted regularly for years, working to overcome my fear of communicating publicly. As most of you know, I started this blog in order to get over my fear of writing in public. Now, having now been published three times, the goal is complete! I […]

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Published Works

My Writing has been being published lately. Those of you who follow this blog know that I started it to get over my fear of writing publicly, and I did. By leaps and bounds. Here are some of my recently published works: Bridezilla – On “Stories my Friends Started” The Particular Man – Published in “On […]

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Finally Official

My writing here wasn’t official. Here’s my first officially published – in print – story. The rest were on websites or under another’s name. Here is the announcement! http://inkslingersguild.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/the-authors-of-into-the-abyss-presented-by-the-ink-slingers-guild/ It was as much of a heartbreak to be published as I thought, and the editorial process on something that has my name on it and […]

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Writing Exercises Refined

The drill here is to use all three words chosen for the drill, with only five minutes to write in. no warning. Chrysanthemum Motorbike Purple She looked at the road, whipping past in pale shades of mottled egg grey. Like a faded memory of a highway, bleached by disinterest and time, sun and the endless […]

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Time Again

I’m blocked on my writing. Haven’t written a thing in months. Since this blog is what stirred me to start writing it, I’m going to start blogging again. It’s time again to bare my soul to the text entry area of the blog posting screen, to tell the impersonal empty white space my deepest thoughts […]

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