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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Novel Lessons 2: Plague of Shadows

Monday, May 28, 2018

Maybe I should label this novel as “2.5” because I’d started my second Dabir and Asim novel, The Bones of the Old Ones, before I set to work…

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Language Use

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

My friend Troy asked the other day about my ” ideas on usage of language – how you change it per the setting and world you are writing in,…

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Submission Reading

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

When I stepped up to be the Managing Editor of Black Gate, I started running a live journal. It seems hard to believe that was already so long…

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Novel Lessons 1: The Desert of Souls

Friday, May 18, 2018

I’d like to think that I learn a little more about writing with every book, and I thought that it might be useful to my fellow writers if…

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Writing Observations: Backstory

Thursday, May 17, 2018

I finished reading a slim, hardboiled novel the other day of 142 pages and marveled again about how much story these good writers from the ’50s could cram…

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Celebration

Monday, January 22, 2018

I’ve written of the power of Robert E. Howard’s prose any number of times, and I’m sure that there’s more that could be said, and that will be…

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Agent Aid

Friday, January 12, 2018

Sometimes writing can be a real slog. You know what needs to be done because you have the outline, but you’re feeling your way along or think there’s…

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For The Killing of Kings

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

So here’s the official cover copy being used to promote the new book on B&N and Amazon and numerous other places. I have several months yet and can…

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Victory!

Monday, December 4, 2017

I did it. I got to the end of the first draft of the second novel of my new series. Approximately half of it is in near final…

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