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How to lose your audience in 3…2…1

The first rule of writing is easy.  Don’t bore your readers.  If a writer is tortured trying to think of the proper words when writing, the reader probably is, too.  Most writers learn that immediately upon entering into serious authorship. … Continue reading

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Planning the Next Book

I had it all figured out.  I was just putting the finishing touches on Book 3 of a middle-grade fantasy that I write under a pen name and after that I was going to write the sequel to Fate’s Dark … Continue reading

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A Thousand Little Sorrows

I’m plotting.  The words seem somewhat vague for an equally vague process.  For me,  the major scenes of a story are easy. They are the reason I am writing.  The hard part?  The thousand little sorrows. Each character must face … Continue reading

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