Tag Archives: Writing

Why Vampires

Why in the great wide universe of things to scare you would any author in this day choose vampires? To hear it from some, zombies have replaced vampires as the go to monsters in any horror novel. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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5 Writing Rules I’ve Learned…

This is another one from the old RSS feed.  This post comes from Dena Dyer at the Wordserve Writer Cooler. These are all lessons I have learned though unlike the author of the post I learned them from other sources. Still I … Continue reading

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Completed

So this week I completed the first draft of my Steampunk novel, The Fourth Prometheus. I am quite happy with how it turned out. Now I just have to see what my editor thinks. It could be the start of … Continue reading

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What Indie Authors Do Well

This is an older post that I’ve been meaning to get back to. I can’t think of much to add to it, however. It is pretty self explanatory. One thing I struggle with and it is something I think we … Continue reading

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When the Well Runs Dry

When working on my first novel, my biggest fear was that once complete that was it for me. That one book would be the only one in me. My career as a writer would end before it even started. At … Continue reading

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Critequing the Critueqe Group

While strolling through my RSS feed I came a cross this article on Killzone. “Getting pecked to death:Are critique groups worth it?” I had the joy and pleasure of being part of an excellent critique group while I was living … Continue reading

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Don’t Push That Button

Going through my RSS feed from Problogger.net, I came across this little gem. Stop. Don’t post that post! 7 questions to ask before you hit publish. I think all bloggers could use a list of these rules taped right to their computer … Continue reading

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Essential Listening for Writers

Normally you see essential listening lists for music lovers but I wanted to call out some songs that I have found very conducive to good writing. Growing up, music was a big part of who I was and continue to … Continue reading

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Uncovered Interview with H.P. Lovecraft

I suppose it would come of little surprise to find out that I am a huge fan of the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. I discovered his work in a book of horror stories that belonged to my cousin one fortunate night in … Continue reading

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Where Does Your Story Fit?

I saw this on Janet Reid’s always interesting and informative site the other day, New Rule for Writers: Be Knowledgeable. In Ms. Reid’s example she was making reference to query letters that leave off a vital bit of information. What in the … Continue reading

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