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

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

Writing Wednesday: Considering the Special Needs of Revisions in a Series
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Writing Wednesday: Considering the Special Needs of Revisions in a Series

Last Week’s Goals My blog entries were posted on schedule. All my available stories are out to market. Marketing is not working for me. I don’t have enough confidence to throw money at it,  especially considering most of my work is short fiction. The free promotions I’ve done and my free series starters have resulted … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: More About Me, Detective Jimmy Delaney, and Writing Backwards

Last Week’s Goals My blog entries were all posted on schedule. I was double checking my story spreadsheet, and discovered that one of my stories (“Installment Plan”) that was out to market wasn’t overdue for a reply from the traditional publisher after all – it was rejected a month ago, but the email was lost … Continue reading