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Writing Wednesday: It’s Not Fair! There’s More to the Writing Business Than Just Writing
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Writing Wednesday: It’s Not Fair! There’s More to the Writing Business Than Just Writing

Last Week’s Goals My three posts went out as scheduled. I had some more stories return from market (the rejection letter said one of them had been a finalist), and dutifully sent them out again. Cats of War III (the third Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire collection) began its preorder (and Smashwords FREE Presale) campaign … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Cats of War III Collection Promotion, with “Imperial Imperilment”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Cats of War III Collection Promotion, with “Imperial Imperilment”

It’s official! Cats of War III (my third Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire collection) is ready for its July 8th release date. So this Fractured Fragment Friday, we’ll visit the eighth story in the series (and the first in the collection) – “Imperial Imperilment.” Here’s the Blurb Lord Phylo and his Canine Armada have … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Can Aaron Walker Save His Town from Their Alien Overlords by “Riding the Devil”?
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Can Aaron Walker Save His Town from Their Alien Overlords by “Riding the Devil”?

“Riding the Devil” is a science fiction / fantasy story with a western steampunk flavor. The story’s seed was a dream my significant one shared with me, saying “you should write a story from this.” Of course, what I wrote bore no resemblance to her dream as far as she’s concerned (no matter how much … Continue reading

Writing Wednesday: A Discovery Writer Discovers Different Methods of Discovery
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Writing Wednesday: A Discovery Writer Discovers Different Methods of Discovery

The overall feeling my work on the sequel gives me seems artificial in comparison to the organic original. I find myself experimenting with other people’s methods, just to shake things up. Still, I am incapable (or is it unwilling?) to fully implement the ideas I come across, and even when I think I understand the gist of a method, I still PANTSER it, close my eyes, and feel my own way toward what I think they mean. Continue reading