Con week : Getting ready to go

Con week : Getting ready to go

Con Week! Are you ready yet? I love creatives and cons, so this week I am a happy writer. So, this is going to be my last post until I am in Louisville, KY at the convention. Oh, Imaginarium, you are calling my name. I simply cannot wait. I guess I had better get my bag packed, huh? That is the last thing I do. I never pack until right before I am about to leave. I am afraid I will need something out of the bag, so I wait. Haven’t really forgotten anything yet. But this is only my second

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Book Series: What’s behind the curtain?

Book Series: What’s behind the curtain?

What’s behind the curtain? Have you ever completed reading a book series and wanted to know more about the story behind the story? Check out my last post for more info on my latest work. Usually, you can get this from the next book, but sometimes you get to the final book (or the book was a lonely-only) and you’re still scratching your head about some things. Take my series for example. The Shannon Wallace Mystery series (Disk of Death, Yew to a Kill, and the short story, In the Shadows, now available for pre-order!) are caper mystery stories set in small

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Life style reboot and wallpaper destruction

Life style reboot and wallpaper destruction

LIFESTYLE REBOOT — defined– “CHANGE” – and not just any old change either. It’s a big thing. It’s a life altering thing. It is the one thing that no one WANTS TO EVER DO. It’s the result of cataclysmic situations that you cannot control and have to make a change because of them. How do I know this is the time for a reboot? A doctor is making you do it or you will die. You will go homeless and hungry if you don’t. Yes, it is that drastic. And (insert maniacal laughter) I am on this path at the

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Sculpting out a story

Sculpting out a story

  I recently heard a popular author say something about how a writer works at their story, chipping away at it until the essence of the story begins to appear. It sounded so much to me like sculpting that I had to go to the Internet to check and see if I was right. Sculpture Techniques. A sculptor can achieve his desired results by either subtractive techniques (i.e. chipping or carving material away, as with stone or wood) or additive techniques (i.e. adding material, as with clay or wax). — Saatchi Art Yes, indeed. Writing is very much like sculpting.

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How to Write: Refusal of the Call

How to Write: Refusal of the Call

Hey there How to Write fans! I hope you are getting down some good stuff. Have you had a chance to read the first three chapters of our blog book? I haven’t gotten any entries for the contest. If you guys don’t help me title it and take this $10 Amazon gift card, I will have to do it all myself. You know you don’t want that! I am going to let the contest go through the end of the month. In fact, the How to Write series is going to end at the end of the month as well.

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