Reading Outside the Genre

Monday, November 18, 2013

I used to get advice about how I needed to read outside my genre, and I didn’t. I used to get advice about studying other writers for technique,…

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Character Design, Part 2

Friday, November 15, 2013

My friend Mick wrote in the other day on the site and told me he’d “love to hear more theory about how you pick weaknesses and flaws and…

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Link Day

Thursday, November 14, 2013

My absence this week has all been due to keeping up the homestead and working away on writing deadlines. I have a lot more writing pointers to discuss,…

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Character Design, Part 1

Friday, November 8, 2013

I had the privilege of sitting down with Patrick Rothfuss at Detroit’s ConFusion last January, and he was kind enough to discuss some of the methods he uses…

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Character Writing Prompts

Thursday, November 7, 2013

I didn’t understand writing prompts or their purpose when I was younger. Maybe it’s because I always knew what I wanted to do even though I wasn’t aware…

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On Writing Swiftly

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sometimes I write quickly. Occasionally, when I write quickly, I write well. Most of the time, though, I don’t. I have to revise and re-revise and throw things…

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Stalking the Beast

Friday, November 1, 2013

My new book is out, NOW! You want monsters, monster slayers, death defying feats, a canny, intelligent female leader? Check out Stalking the Beast. It’s a standalone sequel…

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Vincennes Writer’s Festival

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I don’t think I’ve ever turned the blog over to anyone else, but today I’m going to do so, because Judy Kratzner has said everything I’d say about…

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Writing Mistakes, Part 2

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Well, I finally performed the proper web site magics to add Stalking the Beast to the Home Page book slider. I forgot how I had done it the…

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My List of Writing Mistakes

Friday, October 25, 2013

A month or so back I was contacted by a reader and fellow writer who’d heard about my mistakes list that I keep in my writing notebooks. She…

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