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3rd Draft

I often get asked how long it took me to write one of my novels. The answer varies anywhere from 10 years to 6 months. I’d love to say the novels take less time the more I write, but that’s … Continue reading

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Character Worksheets

There are a million-zillion different character worksheets spread all over the web. These are designed to help you better understand your character. Nothing wrong with that. However, to help your readers to understand your character, some of this material actually … Continue reading

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On Finishing

I finished the second draft of To Be Phoenix, and I must say, I’m getting excited about this book. I think it’s going to be one of my best. Now to reward myself. I find that writers don’t do this … Continue reading

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Don’t Underestimate the Power of the Table

We, as writers, dream of the day we’ll be sitting in a giant bookstore, dishing out pithy sayings and scribbling our names on countless hundreds of books that go flying through the cashier’s stand.   The truth is often far … Continue reading

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