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Dissecting Characters

I personally don’t am not big on writing formulas, prescriptive outlines, mathematically proportioned act structures, or most other writing tropes. The other day I saw an article on the cornerstones and pillars of good characters, basically something that should be done BEFORE writing any story. I feel that I do a lot of those things intuitively, […]

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The Challenge of Historical Insults

Coming up with 18th century insults in a fun challenge. First, there’s the fact that I’m dealing with potty-mouthed pirates, yet I want to keep my books pretty inoffensive. None of today’s rated-R swears are modern linguistic inventions, and they were likely thrown around without a second thought on ships. There’s a reason we say someone swears […]

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Rebel Tide update

It’s March 24, which is officially in spring. Meaning, it’s no longer winter and Rebel Tide is obviously not out yet. I apologize. I truly, truly thought it would be done weeks ago. I was always imagining a January release date. On a side note, I’m thrilled there are so many people anxious enough to […]

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Looming specter…

“The looming specter of personal humiliation is a reliable muse.” Bwhahaha!! Taken from the NaNoWriMo website. So in order to call on the muse of personal humiliation, I am hereby making it publicly known that I *WILL* write 50,000 or more words towards a novel by midnight November 30, 2012. Feel free to ask me […]