Return to The Desert of Souls

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Every once in a while nice surprises float up from the ‘net. I just read an enthusiastic new review of The Desert of Souls from a mystery review…

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Sword & Sorcery Musings

Monday, March 30, 2015

It seems that all I do with my writing anymore these days is revise. Back when I was writing in my teens and twenties I used to just…

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On Conan and Writing

Monday, March 16, 2015

Following on a great post by Fletcher Vredenburgh about Karl Edward Wagner’s Bran Mak Morn novel (over at Black Gate), I decided to update my own post on Conan pastiche….

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Writing Updates

Monday, February 16, 2015

I’m still learning, and that’s good. It means I’m not dead. Yes, my new outlining method has really helped speed my writing process along, but I’ve still ended…

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Parallel Stories

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I first experimented with parallel story structure when I wrote Plague of Shadows for Paizo’s Pathfinder series. In that book, I’d occasionally flash back in time fifteen years…

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Re-Learning Mistakes

Monday, January 12, 2015

So far I think I’m doing a great job with my New Year’s resolutions, but I’ve let one of my habits slip, which is to review my Writing…

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Writing Well

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I’m starting to think that writing is easy and that it’s writing well that’s the hard part. My new outlining method has worked wonderfully for me all year….

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Catching Up

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

At some point in the near future I hope to post that I’ve finished the outline of my new book and then share some lessons I’ve learned from…

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Reflections on the 7th Novel

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

I turned over my fourth Pathfinder novel this week. It’s a little strange thinking that it won’t see the light of day until two years from now. By…

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I Leveled Up

Friday, August 29, 2014

…Or maybe I beamed up. In any case, I finished the rough draft of my seventh book yesterday. (In D&D terms does that make me a seventh level…

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