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Free Stories from the Original Green Crystal Stories, 9

While I rewrite the stories that appeared in my 2014 book, The Green Crystal Stories, I’m offering the original stories here in chapter-by-chapter installments. 1,698 more words

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Free Stories from the Original Green Crystal Stories, 8

While I rewrite the stories that appeared in my 2014 book, The Green Crystal Stories, I’m offering the original stories here in chapter-by-chapter installments. So far, teenagers Vree Erickson and Lenny Stevens have battled hellhounds, Vree found a magic crystal that took possession of her body and killed two men, and yesterday she and Lenny parted after the magic in her put a boy and girl inside a computer game. 2,053 more words

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Free Stories from the Original Green Crystal Stories, 7

While I rewrite the stories that appeared in my 2014 book, The Green Crystal Stories, I’m offering the original stories here in chapter-by-chapter installments. In this chapter of “III” (the third short story in the book), Lenny Stevens reappears. 2,018 more words

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8 Ways to Create Tension in Writing or HOW TO DO THE DANGLE

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Tension in a book is often why we turn a page, that endless sense of WTF IS GONNA HAPPEN! The really good writers have an instinct for taking you to the edge, throwing you off and bringing you back up again to stand refreshed, marveling at the view. 633 more words

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Free Stories from the Original Green Crystal Stories, 6

While I rewrite the stories that appeared in my 2014 book, The Green Crystal Stories, I’m offering the original stories here in chapter-by-chapter installments. In this chapter of “III” (the third short story in the book), a month has passed since Vree Erickson rescued her mother from a kidnapper rapist. 2,401 more words

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Stories from Nothing

To continue this idea that ideas are all around us if we take the time to look, I have been finding lately all sorts of things fluttering around me. 179 more words

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Why Give Up Part of Your Profit?

I just saw someone post on one of the writing forums that they’d chosen to list their self-published how-to book only on their website because they were following someone else’s advice about not giving up their profits by listing on Amazon. 504 more words

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