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3 08, 2018

Cover reveal: If Sin Dwells Deep

2019-10-03T13:49:53+00:00August 3, 2018|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By auspicious happenstance, my 100th blog post coincides with another milestone: the completion of my next book’s cover. Behold!

3 06, 2016

Pantsers vs. Plotters

2019-10-02T18:52:16+00:00June 3, 2016|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Back in the early days of my Quest for Publication, I was equipped with naught but a trusty Pilot pen, a five-subject Mead notebook, and a plethora of ideas. Eventually, I upgraded to a keyboard and computer.

10 12, 2015

A different class of writing

2019-10-02T18:25:25+00:00December 10, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I had the pleasure of talking with students at Waupun High School yesterday. My mission: to share my educational background, professional writing experiences, writing advice, and tips for getting published with the fledgling writers.

30 12, 2014

Should you care if readers care about your characters?

2019-10-02T17:49:03+00:00December 30, 2014|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The more I think about it, the more a term like “character-oriented” seems superfluous. Characters are but one element of a story. Like setting and plot, they are essential ingredients of a story. But are they any more important than the rest?

22 07, 2014

What to do when writing tips contradict

2019-10-03T18:01:24+00:00July 22, 2014|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

Since no two minds work precisely the same way, no two writers are going to approach planning, plot structure, character development, research, writing, and editing exactly the same way. A method that works for one author might result in utter failure for another.