Tag Archives: fiction

The Writer’s Traffic Circle

The blogging portion of this website perfectly illustrates the title concept of this post. We all know how the driving circle works. (Hopefully, so nobody gets hurt out there.) When clear, one enters the circle, and drives around it, until reaching the road they need, at which point they exit and continue on their way. …

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Lie Your Way to a First Draft

You’ve gotten to a point in your WIP’s first draft that requires a leap. A change. A 180. The correction of a plot hole, perhaps. The point is, somehow things have unfolded in a manner you were not expecting, and as a result you need to adapt the piece to this new trajectory. You can …

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Is My Work Worth the Work?

Writing is work. So, of course, is marketing. I don’t limit the concept of marketing to agents and publishers and glossy magazine pitches. Marketing your work also includes the delicate balancing act between gaining an audience for a piece on your blog or other platforms and spamming the life out of social media by linking …

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In Depth Look at my Novella (Spoilers)

A month ago today, I launched my experimental novella, The Italics Are My Own.  (Click the title buy it for 99 cents.) I wanted to explore some of the reasons behind it, some mechanics and some themes. Needless to say, if you plan to read the novella but have not done so yet, this post …

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Mood Matters.

There Is Pain Here is available, and you have of course not heard the last of my mentions of that. But of course, the end always comes for a project. And with the end comes thoughts of the next.My next novel, for instance, will be my fifth. I’ve not started on it yet. In fact, I’ve …

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