Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Unexpected Writing Exercise

The other day, I went to a mini-writer’s conference with author Steven James. At a certain point, he gave us a three-minute writing exercise. He said to write a short scene with a knife fight and end it in a … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo in July

A week from Friday I will be starting my next NaNoWriMo novel. The official NaNoWriMo happens in November, but I do it with a group of friends in July, which is generally a less hectic month especially for people who … Continue reading

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Yo-yo Fantasy and the Secret

I wrote before about differences between what I called “Superpowers” type fantasy and “mysterious and wonderful” type fantasy. Just now, I was reading here about the difference between high fantasy and low fantasy. Basically, it says high fantasy takes place … Continue reading

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Writing From Dreams part 2

My novel, The Sacred Key was based on a couple dreams I had. In my previous post, I mentioned that, in writing the story, I tried to convey the feeling I got from the dream to the reader. (Whether I … Continue reading

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News… (why I’ve been gone)

I just had a birthday and a visit from a college friend I hadn’t seen in a long time, but those things alone wouldn’t keep me away from my blog for this long. The other thing was that I just … Continue reading

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Silliness in My Veins

I mentioned in a comment that in my next post I was going to try to explain further how I write based on dream(s). I lied. That post will come, but this isn’t it. And now for something completely different. … Continue reading

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