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Question of the Week

For this week’s question, the answer is a bit complicated. I’m breaking it up into three different parts of the one answer. Q: How do I create a good leading hero? A: There are three general steps to creating any … Continue reading

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Question of the Week

Hello, schminions! This week we are doing something a little new. I’ve been asked lots of questions about writing and there are even more questions that no one has asked, but definitely deserve an answer. I wanted to help any … Continue reading

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Sticking to a Genre

It wasn’t just me right? Going over my own finished or started manuscripts, I found, to my alarm, that most of what I’m writing is only two genres: fantasy and adventure/mystery. Why? I’ve often thought up ideas that happened in … Continue reading

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The Writing Files: Inspiration Without Perspiration

It’s so hard being a writer without your tools isn’t it? With all my work on my trilogy series on a broken laptop that has yet to be fixed, I feel this agony. Here’s my post on what to do … Continue reading

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The Writing Files: Planned

When reading the Harry Potter series, there are many twists and turns. In fact, there are so many plot twists that I have a hard time imagining an author writing this many unique surprises without planning. Today, I am here … Continue reading

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The Writing Files: Research is Essential?!

I never considered research. In all the books I read, there was some acknowledgement to people about how they helped with the research. But I’ve never done research. Little by little though, I’m realizing that I have to! To be completely … Continue reading

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Monday Excerpt

And now I present to you the circus scene from my book. My Pop says it paints a vivid visual picture, so I hope you are inspired when you read this: “Jack.” He turned to se his mother entering the … Continue reading

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The Writing Files: Enthusiasm

I’ve come up with a new book idea! In doing so, I also realized that I have a little piece of inspiration to share with you: There are some things we like. But there are other things we love to … Continue reading

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The Writing Files: Punching Bag

After two runs of Wednesday Words, it’s time to bring back another round of the Writing Files! Today I review something that’s critical in developing a character. Everyone has a punching bag. I don’t mean this literally. I mean, everyone’s … Continue reading

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The Writing Files: Working While Editing?

It recently got to me that I wasn’t writing anything in bulk. No large projects, no book. I had to wait for my book to be edited first. While I’m waiting, my writer’s instinct screams “write”! However, I’ve been holding … Continue reading

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