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Nobody cares that it's called a 'poop deck'.

If you’ve read any of my recent posts, you are aware that I’m having an epic and very public fight with chapter 10. I’ve drafted it twice and was getting ready to rewrite it for a third time before I handed it over to my wife. 506 more words

Novel Writing

The Power of Storytelling

As I mentioned in an earlier post I am reading The Seventh Thunder by Larry Brooks. I don’t normally discuss the books I read because I’ve geared this blog more toward crime related topics and not book reviews. 1,605 more words

Novel Writing

Brain is Out to Lunch

Decided to take two weeks off of writing. I’m one week in, and it’s only now that those writing muscles are starting to relax.

First few days I didn’t know what to do with myself. 220 more words


Finding Answers with the Right Questions

Yesterday I burbled purple paisley prose all over the page and, in trying to answer the question “Why do I Blog?”, only managed to come up with a lame sort of “I don’t know.”  but I also referenced Douglas Adams’ answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything which turned out to be  753 more words



What have I learnt on a writer’s ‘second act’ journey? Writing fiction is a process. You pick up things along the way, remember what tutors have said, and apply yourself to work. 209 more words


What Not to Say to a Writer of Books

Got a novelist in your life? Here’s how to handle the topic of writing with them (as generalized using my own experiences). I am not yet published in book form. 488 more words

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Friday Fiction - Some Tough Decisions

Welcome to Friday Fiction, my weekly fiction post and link-up. Thanks to all those who dropped by last week to read and add their own work. 1,081 more words