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First Draft Fiction is Moving!


The new address is http://fictionrules.com. Follow us there! Having this blog hosted at WordPress.com has been great, but there are some things I want to try that I can’t do in their environment, so I’ve set up a “self-hosted” version … Continue reading

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I Want a Speed Writing App!


The first key to writing is… to write, not to think! – Forrester in Finding Forrester I’m trying to figure out how to make myself a better writer, and for me one of the big challenges is to turn off … Continue reading

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Context is Everything


[I confess I love the writing challenges being posted on the RocNaNo blog. They have quite the variety and stimulate me to all sorts of different types of writing, but just as importantly, my commitment to respond to every challenge … Continue reading

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Perfect Vision


[The excuse for writing this scene is the Four Random Words challenge on RocNaNo. I was at the R-SPEC meeting when the challenge was issued, and I offered my name tag which said “Will Work For Pie” as the default … Continue reading

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Antagonist Job Interview #2: Magic


[As I was writing the Antagonist Job Interview for Martin Caldwell I realized that, at least for the first story, the Bad Guy in the novel wasn’t the main antagonist – Magic was. This is what I came up with … Continue reading

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Antagonist Job Interview #1: Martin Caldwell


[This is another response to a writing challenge on RocNaNo. This challenge is to interview one of your Bad Guys for the position of Main Antagonist in your novel, the idea being that through the “interview” you learn more about … Continue reading

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Stumbling Over the Bad Guys


I haven’t been writing much of late (in case you hadn’t noticed.) Part of this is because I’ve been discovering new things about the business of writing, and part is because of a couple of writing challenges over on RocNaNo … Continue reading

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A Moving Tale


[This post is in response to the June 1st Writing Challenge on the RocNaNo blog. Let me know if you enjoy it. I’m also open to suggestions on how to make it better. Thanks!] It was moving day, and like every moving day … Continue reading

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Lost and Found Charms


[This scene is part of a new story line I’m exploring to see if it might fit in the world of Patton and the Wizards War. I’m interested in hearing your reactions.] “Ding-a-ling!” The chimes on the door tinkled brightly … Continue reading

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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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