Fractured Fragment Friday: A Self-Serving Predator Has Second Thoughts About “Dredging Things Up”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: A Self-Serving Predator Has Second Thoughts About “Dredging Things Up”

White Rock Lake in Dallas used to be a popular dating spot (it might still be – I wouldn’t know.) It’s also been a not so happy spot for couples – I’ve heard a few stories recounted about people who’ve thrown promise rings and engagement rings into that lake. I started wondering how many other … Continue reading

Writing Wednesday: A Writer Must Write
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Writing Wednesday: A Writer Must Write

There is no try – only do.
Sometimes it’s too easy to find yourself hesitant to put words to commit words to paper. We’re not sure what to write next. We have something else we need to deal with first, but don’t set a definite time to get back to writing. We don’t know if our ideas are any good. You have to find a way to keep moving forward. Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Swordsmaster’s Kindle Countdown Deal Begins Today!!!
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Swordsmaster’s Kindle Countdown Deal Begins Today!!!

In 2015, I started writing my first novel, and three-and-one-half years later I published Swordsmaster. Well, it’s not entirely true that I started writing it in 2015. Swordsmaster really first came into my mind in 1979, and I managed to generate eighty hand-written pages. I set the story aside at that point (the character of … Continue reading

Writing Wednesday: Discovering a Pantser’s Life
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Writing Wednesday: Discovering a Pantser’s Life

I have written before about how much of my life has been lived through luck. A friend nicknamed me Domino (there’s apparently a comic character of this name whose super power is luck.) Another friend became furious with me once because I was calling my dice pips in advance of rolling them, and they were coming up as I called them far too often. He accused me of cheating (that I was influencing the dice as opposed to predicting them. Another way of “making my own luck”?) Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Aged Warrior Waits to Battle Honor-less Exiles in “The Wolves Will Come”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Aged Warrior Waits to Battle Honor-less Exiles in “The Wolves Will Come”

The expression “The Wolves Will Come” was supposed to be a negative and represent a danger; colonists are on the run from their enemies, and they are forced to leave their home and their elderly behind. I wanted the elder to be abandoned by necessity, but proudly, not as a victim. It wasn’t until I … Continue reading