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My Blogger Recognition Award

A panel made up of Beyoncé, Stephen L. Hawking, and Mahatma Gandhi has conferred upon me the coveted Blogger Recognition Award. I will be lavishly fêted at the upcoming Grammy Show and then be viciously tweeted about by Donald Trump. … Continue reading

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You-nique

I’ve started work on my new novel, Gone Girl on the Train with the Dragon Tattoo. This is a very personal story for me, and I deeply resent any suggestion that it is derivative of other works. Next they’ll be … Continue reading

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Finding a Publisher

Oh, the humanity: Am I the only writer who fears he’s lost the magic every time he sits down at a keyboard?  Ah, but then what made me think I had any magic to begin with? Writers wear two colognes, … Continue reading

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The Cure for Writer’s Block!

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Writer’s Block  There are two primary definitions for the word block: An obstacle to be avoided An object used (as in construction) The cure for Writers Block (and its evil twin, Trouble Getting Started) is…

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7 Views on Writing

Hey, remember that scene where the alien bursts out of the guy’s chest?  “If a story is in you, it has to come out.”  ~William Faulkner Write without restraint! And then…restrain, restrain, restrain. “Write drunk, edit sober.”  ~Ernest Hemingway You can’t … Continue reading

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Happy Blogday Two Me!

My Second Blogday came and went a couple of weeks ago without my even noticing. Which indicates that I’m growing up, I suppose. I mean, heck, I’m in my “terrible twos,” cruising around, breaking stuff all over the internet. For years … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: Frustrate Your Hero

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
I know, you’re thinking, “Well, of course. I always seek Mick Jagger’s advice when creating characters.” Or not. But Mick has a point: Instead of building a conventional dramatic arc by having your main character…

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