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Genre Musings (more to come) plus Chapter Excerpt: The Stone of Shadows

I have in mind a blog post on the vagaries, necessities, and nuisances of "genre" in writing (or, more particularly, publishing)…but I also need to get a lot of work done on Book 3 today, so that post will have to wait. But I'm excited to have this new blog location, so the temptation to… Continue reading Genre Musings (more to come) plus Chapter Excerpt: The Stone of Shadows

Adventure, Opinion

A Comment Made Elsewhere, But Here with Photo

Over at Chuck Wendig's super-active blog, he made a great (timely) post about how this constant checking of mobile phones that so many of us do is causing us to check out of our lives. I wrote in a comment that, perhaps, got a bit off track, or what have you. But it felt wonderful to write, and… Continue reading A Comment Made Elsewhere, But Here with Photo

Opinion, Writing

Flash Fiction Challenge: Why I Write

Chuck Wendig (author and author guru) posted another challenge at his website, Terrible Minds, and it sounded…well, not exactly like fun in the way of the previous one…but fun in an important, know thyself sort of way.  And so here it is: 1,000 words (exactly!) Why do I write?  I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have some sort of writing implement… Continue reading Flash Fiction Challenge: Why I Write

Writing

Flash Fiction Challenge: Random Phrase

Chuck Wendig, author and author guru, posted a challenge over at his website, Terrible Minds, and it sounded like fun.  1,000 words that must incorporate a randomly generated phrase. I've revealed mine on the challenge's page (in an attempt to lure people over), but for those of you who found this post by other means, I'll let you… Continue reading Flash Fiction Challenge: Random Phrase