Monthly Archives: May 2013

Road Trip!


[This is another double post, both here and on the RocNaNo blog. It is my response to the Road Trip writing challenge on RocNaNo. What do you think?] “On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha, …” “Could you find another … Continue reading

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Worlds in Progress


[This is another post stimulated by a challenge on RocNaNo: Worldbuilding: What’s Unique? The real challenge is not to describe a world that I’m working on, but rather to identify what distinguishes it from anyone else’s world. Is this another rehash of Camelot, … Continue reading

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The Last Straw


[This story was written in response to Writing Challenge: The Last Straw over on RocNaNo. Yes, I posted it there, too, but I think it’s good enough to include here as well. What do you think?] “Here ya go, honey! … Continue reading

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Couch Potato Cat


[Yet another response to a RocNaNo Writing Challenge: Couch Potato. In this case I started with the picture provided and sprinkled in a combination of personal experience and Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men (or at least what little I know … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Zoo


[This scene is in response to another RocNaNo Writing Challenge: Annoying Questions. As usual I collected inspiration and material from a variety of sources – Pinky and the Brain Quotes, an assortment of imponderable questions I add to from time … Continue reading

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Noir Through Space And Time


What do you think of Noir as a genre? This article Noir Through Space And Time : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR reminds me of how much Noir I have read or watched over the years, and has me scanning my … Continue reading

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Stink Bug Scene


[This scene was written in response to the Stink Bug Writing Challenge over on the RocNaNo blog. It was written pretty quickly, but I kind of like it seeing as how I managed to incorporate elements from my current WIP, … Continue reading

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Norman’s Mom


Norman Holmes is a character I’ve developed for one of my Wizards War stories that I haven’t yet managed to include in one of my novels, but I love him, especially for the dynamic between him and his mom. He’s a … Continue reading

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Taste of Magic – Neighborhood Party


[I’ve started writing scenes for my next book, Taste of Magic. I don’t know if this scene will actually make it into the book, but I like it too much to just toss it so I’m posting it here for … Continue reading

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