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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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Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered

On a well-deserved night out, Bruce and Roxanne have a close encounter with a tree that leaves them stranded in the middle of nowhere…or, it’s supposed to be–what’s that cottage up ahead? As usual, things take a turn, and Roxanne … Continue reading

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These Bones Are Made for Walking…

This story originally appeared as a bonus on the website that used to exist for the Home for Wayward Spirits. (And may one day again…I am toying with the idea–because everyone needs four websites to keep track of, right?) Bruce … Continue reading

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The Luck of the…Italian?

“The Luck of the…Italian” is the first story in Bruce and Roxanne Save the World…Again. And midway through Bruce and Roxanne From Start to Finnish. Bruce is eating breakfast when he notices that the cereal company is having a contest … Continue reading

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Ghost of a Chance

Following the heroic shenanigans chronicled in “Zombie Invaders from Mars…” (you did check that one out in Bruce and Roxanne from Start to Finnish, right?) the grateful town elders offer Bruce a 99-year lease on an old mansion outside of … Continue reading

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Love at First Site

While “Love at First Site” is the first story in Bruce and Roxanne from Start to Finnish, it was definitely not the first story written, and it ret-conns things a bit, but that can be dismissed by the time frame … Continue reading

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I Promised You Something New This Week

Today we are going to begin an in-depth look at the adventures of two of my favorite characters, “Bruce Vincent and Roxanne Rogers, a restauranteur and his waitress who save the world from supernatural creatures every other week.” That’s been … Continue reading

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