Tag Archives: Writing

Nature vs. Editing

The “Law of of Finding More To Say” dictates that, for every new section of text an author write, be that a paragraph, a chapter, or even a whole novel, that section is likely to be longer than the section … Continue reading

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Second Drafts

I’d forgotten how amusing, how frustrating, and how incredibly surprising a second draft can be.   The plan for book 2 had, at first, been to write the whole of draft 1 in a single pass, then to follow up … Continue reading

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Planning a Sequel…part one?

So, I’ve been dedicating a lot of processor cycles to the process of writing the next book in the Children of the Old War series, “Sect of the Rounded Stone”.  Mostly, I’ve been pondering the feasibility of getting it published … Continue reading

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Following the Recipe

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to cheesecake lately…   Stay with me.   I spend a lot of my daily commute listening to podcasts, and my favorite by far last year was the now defunct Spill.com, which was … Continue reading

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A new process

Like many people, I’m sure, who have considered if they might be one of these “writer” people, I’ve written a lot of little short stories, snippets of conversation, and scenery descriptions over the years.  It’s a defining characteristic of the … Continue reading

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Sequels

Let me tell you something I’ve just recently begun to fully understand:  People who write sequels to popular stories deserve a whole lot more credit than we generally like to give them.  I’m about halfway through the first draft of … Continue reading

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Book 2

There’s an interesting balance I always have to strike between doing something because I have something I want to accomplish, and doing something because the something, in and of itself, is a lot of fun.  I get up at 5am … Continue reading

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