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Writing Challenge Day 14

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It’s been a few days of slow going.  As I write this, I am involved with an online course through RWA.  So far the course has been fantastic, giving me several ideas and tips to improve on my story telling.  However, there is a downside to it.  It’s all done by email and that takes […]

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Writing Challenge Day 12

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It’s been a couple of crazy days, as evidenced by the lack of my posting. I had to force myself to take a full day off.  I can’t speak for anyone else, but for me I write just about everyday.  However, the family asked me to do a few other things, so I tried to […]

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Writing Challenge Day 9

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Today was spent doing the final read through of Misappropriated Means.  My process of editing my work is after I finish writing it, I let it sit for at least one month as I write something else.  Then I’ll go through the novel twice.  The first time I’m checking to ensure that the story line […]

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Writing Challenge day 8

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It’s been one of those fun-filled days here in Western New York.  Currently the temperature can be counted on one hand, and have fingers left over.  When you add in the wind, it’s not fit for anyone, man or beast, to stay out too long.  The upside of this is that schools were closed today, […]

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5 Writing Goals for 2015

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My 5 Writing Goals to Make 2015 the Best Year Yet! As 2014 draws to a close, like many people I begin to think about what I’d like to change  for the upcoming New Year.  Many people tend to think about ways to be better parents, spend more time with our families or how to […]

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When A Prop is Actually a Plot With a Twist

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As I’ve mentioned in my bio, my passion when I’m not writing is building and flying airplanes.  Currently, I am in the process of building a Cozy Mk IV which is a composite canard aircraft.  I thought for a change of pace, I would occasionally post a bit about what I’m doing on the plane […]

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Story Idea Generators

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Where do writers go to find their story idea generators?  Sometimes it’s as easy as looking outside. People always ask where novelists get their ideas for their new books.  I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you can’t walk into the superstore and find an aisle of story idea generators anywhere, but […]

Book Reviews

Yours For Christmas – A quick review

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I have long been a fan of Susan Mallery’s Fool Gold Series, and have looked forward to the newest release.  For this holiday season, Mallery has launched an e-book only novella, Yours For Christmas. Readers of the Fools Gold Series have already met the two main characters in other books: Kenny Scott, an ex-NFL star […]

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Sound Advice

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The weather here in Western New York is at that point where Thursday it was 80, yesterday it was 40 and rainy.  Guess that means that snow isn’t that far away.  Of course that doesn’t take into account “Frankenstorm” that all of the meteorologists are watching as hurricane Sandy is making its way up the […]

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A Completed Draft is Just the Beginning

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At the beginning of July, I typed the last sentence for the draft of FALL OF THE WITCH, the first book in my new Sleepy Hollow High series.  My family was ecstatic, “You’re done!” my one daughter said.  And I looked at her almost dumbfounded. Was I really done? Well, the draft was completed, but […]