GenCon 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

I’m back from GenCon with some amazing memories, some fine stories, and some gaming treasure, and I’ll probably be talking about some of it in the coming days….

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Novel Lessons 4.5: Between the Novels, Part 2

Sunday, July 15, 2018

One of the reasons I wrote last week of learning from other genres is because of one of the problems plaguing me in the as-yet uncompleted The Maiden’s…

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Beta Readers

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The other day I was asked what the best way to find beta readers was. In short form, you have to network with other writers. I found my…

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Novel Lessons 4.5: Between the Novels Part 1

Monday, July 9, 2018

After I took my last post about novel writing live I realized that I’d left a few things out. I’ve written before on the importance of reading outside…

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Writing Epiphanies

Thursday, July 5, 2018

I had a great writing epiphany yesterday morning, and I’ll be darned if I can find a way to apply it globally. I tried explaining it to Hocking…

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Editorial Choices

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Back in May, my friend Keith asked for a few more details about what goes on behind the scenes at a magazine. Specifically, he wrote: “I’d love to…

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Novel Lessons 4: Stalking the Beast

Monday, June 18, 2018

After delivering a draft of The Bones of the Old Ones and while waiting upon editorial comments I wrote my second Pathfinder novel, Stalking the Beast. And while it…

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Updated Hard Writing Lesson: Word Count

Monday, June 11, 2018

I’ve run out of time to write a lengthy essay this morning about my fourth book, so I’ll resume that series of essays next week. Today I thought…

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Writing Notecards

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Sometimes I re-learn writing lessons without pain. Or maybe I should say sometimes what I know is a good writing technique gets confirmed, because I actually remember to…

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Novel Lessons 3: The Bones of the Old Ones

Monday, June 4, 2018

Three weeks ago I mentioned that it had taken me a year, writing in my spare time, to create the first Dabir and Asim novel, The Desert of…

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