Monthly Archives: September 2010

To Kill Or Not To Kill

I’m at the point of brainstorming the sequels to BLAQUE (yes, there will be two more books) where I have to make one of those critical decisions: do I kill some major characters, and who? You really don’t have to, … Continue reading

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Three Little Birds

Short post today: I was in a foul mood this morning. Right now, I am listening to this Bob Marley song, and it instantly brightened my mood. Of course, it brightened my mood even more when I thought about my … Continue reading

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E-Pub Versus Traditional Pub

I had to comment on this eventually. It is my opinion and my opinion only. I am not an industry insider, just a writer who has noticed some things. This has been a hot and intense topic within the writing … Continue reading

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Are Your Characters Indispensable?

Before you say anything, yes, I love to blog about characters. I am one of those people who write character-driven stories. Disclaimer over. I am reading the book Linchpin by Seth Godin. The book asks its readers to make themselves … Continue reading

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He Left My Character On The Road…

Last night I was having one of those great writing moments where I was just sitting back and writing out whatever the characters in BLAQUE wanted to do, hoping it fit with the story. Then something weird happened. Before I … Continue reading

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Stop Trying To Please Everyone

When I was younger, I was very careful about what I said and always feared that something I said was taken out of context or seen as offensive. I still think about that often now, and take great pains to … Continue reading

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Switch Up The Scenes!

Even when I am in the midst of putting together a novel, I will still read through some of my writing books to remind me of some of the tricks of the trade. I am usually someone who likes to … Continue reading

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