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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Character Death

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Most people reading popular modern fantasy are used to seeing characters die, maybe even popular characters. On the other side of the text it can be hard to pull…

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Strange Days

Monday, August 4, 2014

…or, possibly, strange careers. Like writing. I realized the other day that while I’ve been writing like a madman for at least twelve months, the three books I’ve…

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A Few Outlining Thoughts

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer sure has been busy here at Jones central, but it’s been pleasant. My second Paizo Pathfinder novel (second of the summer, I mean, because it’s fourth overall)…

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