Monthly Archives: March 2012

putting in the work…

Over the past few days I’ve been using the framework from “21 Days to a Novel” to deepen my understanding of the characters, world and plot of my novel. Today, as I began fleshing out details of yet another character … Continue reading

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con life…

Yesterday I bid farewell to the 30th installment of Midsouthcon. Since my first introduction to “cons” three years ago, these events have come to be one of the highlights of my year. There is a peculiarity and openness to the … Continue reading

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MidsouthCon30 & my online monster

It’s here! MidsouthCon XXX has come and starting tomorrow I’ll be back in a world of people I love. I’ll be standing in the midst of nerds, geeks, misfits and dreamers. Here are a few expected highlights: Literary Guest of … Continue reading

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remember why…

Years of exposure to sales has left me with repeated encouragement to know why I set my hand to any task. I believe this is true of any task. It is a reminder when things grow difficult which they will … Continue reading

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study & work…

Recently, I picked up a copy of Orson Scott Card’s How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy. It was a very wise decision. I’ve often avoided reading books about writing. When I have picked them up in the past I … Continue reading

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a full tummy and the ninja gnome…

Well, last night’s stew was excellent. So it’s now 2 for 2 on good food when everyone involved has a hand in the cooking. Looking for a quick list of ingredients? Well, off the top of my head it was … Continue reading

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