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Caught Up In The Excitement

Good morning and welcome to August. Last time I sat down to write in this space I was determined to write a screenplay and was moving along at a very good pace towards that goal, but as some writers say, “Once the excitement of a project grips you, it’s difficult to shake it loose.” and…

Odd Inspiration

Have you ever sat down and wondered where your inspiration came from? Maybe a character in your writing is based on your mother or the town in your story is the town you grew up in. Inspiration is a key factor in world building and every writer has to do some world building at some…

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It is Done!

Last time I wrote here I spoke about the problems I had transcribing the first draft of my first novel. As I was typing from Chapter One forward I just wanted to rewrite it. That lead to several false starts until I decided to start typing with Chapter Forty-Nine. Over the weekend of May 9th…

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Writing Backwords

Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci wrote his notes backwards? In order to read them da Vinci would need to use a mirror to read them. It is said he did this to prevent others, namely the church from reading them while others believe that he wrote this way as it was just easier being…

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Nothing More Than Feelings

I haven’t read like this since high school. I’ve just started my sixth book and there’s no slowing me down. This week I have finished reading Eragon by Christopher Paolini. I have never had the chance to read this wonderful fantasy book before and I am glad I did. I truly enjoyed it and will read book two of his series…

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Reading and Writing

I’ve just noticed that January has gone by and I haven’t written a single blog post. I’m sorry about that. I’ve been reading and writing and just getting through this winter. Last year I established a goal of reading 12 different books throughout the year. With a month behind me already I’ve just started reading…

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Happy New Year!!

In just one day it is 2015. Can you believe it’s 2015 already? In 1989 Marty McFly was driven (sort of) from his home in 1985 to October 21, 2015. He and Doc Brown (along with Jennifer) traveled 30 years into the future. Once in the future 1985 audiences were presented with a 20th century look at…