Category Archives: About writing

There’s a Lot of Correlation Between Editing and Sorting…

…so that’s why I am doing both at once… It’s been really hard to make myself stop cleaning (see Here’s the Clean for more on those adventures) and write these blog posts–as you may have noticed. But they really are … Continue reading

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Welp…that week off stretched to two…

It was a lovely break from blogging, but I am back at it. Still not writing much, but I have been really busy! While I haven’t been writing, I have finally been pushing through to get the edits finished for … Continue reading

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A Bit About Time Travel…

In writing, especially a novel, it isn’t likely that everything you want to say is linear in time. It MIGHT be…but there is a good chance that you want to tell something that happened in a characters past–or flash forward … Continue reading

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Songs that Tell Stories

  I have always been a sucker for a good ballad. From the time I was a little girl, this was my favorite sort of song, and I could listen to a good story song over and over. From Bobby … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Putting the Sizzle in Steamy Scenes [The following post is rated Adult]

Some of you may know that I have a saucy alter-ego who dips her toe into the erotic. She writes the occasional tale, with a penchant for fairy tales. Her name is “Tysche Dwai” named after a Halfling D & … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Nicole Givens Kurtz — Kill Three Birds

[Today’s post is a guest entry about the worldbuilding in Kill Three Birds by Nicole Givens Kurtz. This is one of the most fascinating worlds I have ever had the pleasure to discover. I look forward to reading future entries … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: What’s Your Word Count?

Staring at at a blank page can be daunting, but remember…you don’t have to set out to write a novel every time you begin to write. There are almost as many flavors of fiction as there were of original Baskin … Continue reading

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Writing Tips: Creating a Compelling Character

What makes Huck Finn someone that everyone who has ever read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn remembers forever? Why were so many watchers of Game of Thrones rooting for Tyrion Lannister to make it … Continue reading

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Fangs for the Memories

Everything that has gone before has been leading to this moment–the sunset wedding that Roxanne has dreamed of. Of course, none of it goes smoothly. The wedding is scheduled for six, and at four o’clock there’s a storm raging. From … Continue reading

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When You Wish Upon a Jar

“When You Wish Upon a Jar” started life as a fan-fiction story in the 80s. I was a big fan of the short-lived and long lamented paranormal investigation series Shadow Chasers. (In fact, Felix the wizard is based on Edgar … Continue reading

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