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fast to…

I believe each of us can quickly list off the time wasters in our lives, and we can do so with minimal effort! They are an ever present drain on our productive, creative lives. A drain that all of us … Continue reading

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celebrate!

I’m beginning to learn the importance of this one, simple word. Celebration is a powerful tool for life, and I believe it is especially so when it comes to creative endeavors. Not long ago I was faced with an unexpected … Continue reading

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two things…

One, it is convention time once again and I am looking forward to my second time at Fandomfest in Louisville, KY. It promises to be a great time and I promise to return bearing news from the con front. Fandomfest … Continue reading

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you could go with this, or you could go with that… find ‘you’

Recently Stephen Watkins over at the Undiscovered Author posted several interesting links including a gem from author Myke Cole. If you have a second, I’d definitely recommend taking a moment to read the things he’s learned in his first year … Continue reading

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Beginning with Origins…

Starting today we’re going to walk through each question in greater depth. Our first question is one of origin. However, before we dive in there is an important concept that you need to understand about this process. Each question feeds … Continue reading

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5 BIG PICTURE questions

The time has come for five important questions. Before I give them to you, let me restate the importance of sticking to the simple and very general answers. Think of this as the frame of the house. It gives the … Continue reading

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Day 19 & 20… respectively

Wow, it’s kind of amazing to have come to the close of this process. The last four days leave me with a general outline from which to begin writing. It isn’t perfect, but it isn’t supposed to be. I remember … Continue reading

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Day 17 & 18: brainstorming…

I’m doing my best to combine two days activities today, and it looks good thus far. Today has not been as cut and dry as I expected it to be. As I began taking the problems these characters will face … Continue reading

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Day 16: blurb…

Easter celebration kept me busy yesterday which leaves me with ground to make up. Day 16 was a handful however, so playing catch up will fall to tomorrow where the tasks are a bit more related. Why was it a … Continue reading

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Day 15: in their element…

Day 15’s task is to write a brief scene for each character. It is a little more time consuming than many of the other tasks for me, but as with each task the benefits are readily seen. Of the two … Continue reading

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