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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!

12 10, 2017

How long does it take to write a book?

2019-10-02T19:39:08+00:00October 12, 2017|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Answer: I have no idea — even after writing nine of them. Maybe some authors have a formula that produces consistent results, but for me, the question is too nuanced to allow for a simple solution.

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?