Tag Archives: fiction

Know Thyself. (And Thy Audience.)

An author must write what pleases them, first and foremost. You will find that advice all over the writing world. The concept does have its detractors, though. You’ll also find people advising authors to determine what is selling, and to replicate it as much as possible in as little time as possible. I wish I …

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Ripeness

Once I put the former Novel 2 in a drawer for the foreseeable future, I’ve been without a solid idea for a novel. That concerned me, as did the fact that I also haven’t been writing much in the way of short fiction this year. (Though I have been editing various projects.) Truth  be told, I’m still …

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A Question of Character

Over the weekend I was reading through some fiction-writing advice articles here and there. I don’t think there’s a correct way to write fiction, so long as the author shows authenticity in the finished work. Pants or plan, write in order or out of sequence, finish in a day or a year. Whatever works for …

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An Overview of My Novel

The plan, as I have mentioned before, is to publish my community theatre novel, Flowers of Dionysus in June. I completed final edits earlier this year, and I will begin the scary, techie aspects of formatting and such for publication within the week. So as I begin that process, I want to say a few words …

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Iced.

And I don’t refer to the atrocious winter weather Maryland has experienced lately. I’m referring to what I’ve been calling Novel 2. I’m disappointed to report that as of now, what was to be my second “official” novel is being iced. Stuck in a drawer. Shelved. Whatever term you prefer, the point is this; I am …

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