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Towards Building a More Fantastical World

I was working on my query letter this morning, fussing and fidgeting on the hook in the letter. This forced the reflection that there are a couple aspects to my book that could use a little fussing and fixing. It’s … Continue reading

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On Getting Weird, and Deeper Things

I was reading a science fiction story and there was an alien life form that was as strange, wonderful, and weird as anything I’ve read in a long time. It made me start to wonder about whether the non-humans in … Continue reading

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Staggering Towards a Finish Line

These are some of our pets, sleeping on our bed. It is 3:00 am and I am most envious of their ability to attain that state of nirvana known as sleep without hesitation or hindrance. I’m wide awake and the … Continue reading

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With a Head Full of Snow

The snow is falling and it’s a welcome sight. Unlike the rest of the country, we haven’t had much snow since Christmas. Bone-chilling temperatures we have had in abundance but snow has been scarce. So I appreciate a fresh blanket … Continue reading

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Will You Take The Oath?

I suppose an update on the book is in order for those not in my writing group. The past few weeks I’ve been doing a lot of rewriting, editing, recalculating, and killing hundreds of my darlings. I’ve made a determination … Continue reading

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Now if I Just Knew Where to Start

I’ve been bouncing around in my mind for a few days, trying to get a handle on everything I have to do. We’ve got some projects going on in the house (more on that on another day) but it’s the … Continue reading

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A Tedious but Necessary Exercise

A Tedious but Necessary Exercise Follow the link above and it will take you to an article on the site IO9. The always incomparable Charlie Jane Anders has compiled “4 Danger Signs to Search For, Before Sending Off Your Novel”. … Continue reading

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And Here We Go

Time’s up. I’m plunging back in. It has been three weeks since I finished what I call “the complete draft”. I’ve reviewed a fair amount of insights into the writing process, treatises on world building, a catalog of things that … Continue reading

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Advice Taken Mr. Gaiman

Here’s an update on where I am with my sabbatical from actual writing. I have finished reviewing my 70 page list of things to watch for in my rewrite. Many of the issues in this list were things that are … Continue reading

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Of Guns, Gears, and Ghosts

The painting above is my current computer desktop. I’ve downloaded a few new steampunk wallpapers. I find images inspirational for writing, even now while I am not writing. This book might have some steampunk notions to it. No steam submarines … Continue reading

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