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This is my current process for chapter editing:

Step 1. Write or dictate a very messy first draft…anything I can think of for a scene. Step 2. Print. Highlight good bits. Step 3. Cut out good bits. Step 4. Group like-with-like. Think about a theme for the chapter, … Continue reading

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Goal: Start Blogging…2017 edition

So…I’ve never been very good at blogging. You’d think blogging would be something I’d be good at, since I journal on an almost daily basis and I used to be a journalist. So why the hesitancy? Because when I was … Continue reading

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E. S. O. Martin’s interview with Litseen’s The Write Stuff

E. S. O. Martin on Bringing Lightness to the Lonely Places within Ourselves

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Nate Waggoner’s Dilettantes and Heartless Manipulators

Check out my friend’s book. Dilettantes and Heartless Manipulators by Nate Waggoner, now available through Snow Goose Press on Amazon as a paperback and as an ebook.   Jimmy aspires to rap stardom, or at least to make something. Josie … Continue reading

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Writing, fast and slow

“If a short story doesn’t pour smooth from the start, then it never will.”—John Updike Creativity moves at different speeds. Writing fast: Sometimes a story will spring forth, fully formed like Athena from the head of Zeus and you’ll feel … Continue reading

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