Monthly Archives: March 2013

Countdown to Camp


While I really appreciate writing contests like Camp NaNoWriMo for their combination of motivation, support, and time constraints (i.e. pressure) the run-up to them is rather nerve-wracking. As I write this there are … 2 days, 9 hours, 1 minute, … Continue reading

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Magic Touch Cover Mock-up


An engineer is infected with magic and must survive a hidden war where he is the prize.

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The Prince of Detroit


From his office high in the Penobscot Building in downtown Detroit Robert Meadows looked east in the direction of New York City. Meadows was an ambitious man, and it irritated him no end that fate had led him to be … Continue reading

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The Courtship of Rich and Margaret


“Hello, Yvonne. Is the little woman home?” “I’m sorry, Rich, but Margaret told me to tell you she’s not here,” said Yvonne with a twinkle. “I’m to tell you she’s gone out, and won’t be back until she’s had enough … Continue reading

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Mt. Hope Grave


Another scenic exercise. I challenge visitors to Mt. Hope Cemetery to find this location! ———- Mt. Hope Cemetery is large and old, encompassing trees and hills just a few blocks away from the lilacs of Highland Park. The wizards entered … Continue reading

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The Cursed Dream


While I’m waiting for CampNaNoWriMo to start I’ve been noodling on some ideas for the book to write after it ends. So far the Black Moment in that book involves a curse that’s designed specifically for drug dealers. I call … Continue reading

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Dachshunds in Playpens


For some unknown reason I woke up this morning with the phrase “We are all dachshunds in God’s playpen” stuck in my head. What? Where’d that come from? I decided to use it as inspiration for the following small scene, … Continue reading

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It’s a plot!


Have you ever gotten 30,000 words into a story and been stuck wondering “Now what?” Or how about 50,000 words in and said to yourself “That was the climax?” Or maybe, after 90,000 words, wondered “Wasn’t there supposed to be … Continue reading

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Yvonne’s Aura


The following is a scene from a book I’m working on called Magic Touch. Our hero, Patton, has become infected with Magic, and a coven of witches – Elaine, Margaret and Yvonne – are helping him handle his new abilities. … Continue reading

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