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What is it like to write a book?
Someone asked, "What is it like to write a book?" It’s like entering a dark cavern through an opening barely large enough for my body. Once inside wet drips echo from far in the back, so I know it is deep. My footsteps reverberate off the walls, telling me ...
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Contest: How many errors can you find?
How many errors can you find in this letter to an author met at a book signing on a rainy day? Everyone who gets it right will receive a free ebook copy of my novel, MIDNIGHT SUN .  Deer Author, I enjoyed meeting ewe at you’re book singing, I came with my m...
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Regarding Editing First Drafts:
I often fight this battle in a bottle with a paddle and the paddle hits
my noodle and my poodle in a panic piddles puddles on the ruggles and
the words become all muddled, and the misses then insistses that I'm
just a fuddie-duddle. It's the all to commo...
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Kickstarting my New Series - ICE HAMMER
Ever wish you could help encourage your favorite authors to get their next book out faster? Well, here's a chance ... at least if I fall into that category that is. Putting the Power in Your Hands I have posted a new project on a website called Kickstarter....
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Fists of Fury: Writing Action Scenes That Take Your Breath Away
I just got back from the Alaska Young Writer's Conference where I presented a workshop on the title of this blog. Wow, were those kids awesome. So much talent in their teenage minds I was inspired. There were a couple who I am certain will be household name...
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The #1 Rule for Writers
Now that we know some of the basics of getting the layout of
the story it’s time to actually start writing the story itself. Way back in
2006 I wrote my first novel, Karl’s Last Flight . I was excited. I knew I had
achieved the dream and was going to make m...
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