Category Archives: writing advice

Life Imitates Art Imitates Life

  ‘Write what you know’ is perhaps one of the oft most parroted lines of writing advice from those who rarely write. It’s not strictly bad advice, but it is somewhat limiting, wouldn’t you say? It can—and has—been interpreted as … Continue reading

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You Can’t Take the Sky From Me

So…I’ve wrapped up my revisions on Guardian and sent it off to a few beta readers. Final draft came in at 107,000 words. I cut some thousand words from the last draft via deleting entire chapters, then somehow came out … Continue reading

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On Revising

No, Dear Reader. I am not dead. Not yet, anyway.I’ve spent the last few weeks absolutely buried in revisions however. Attempting to get Guardian: Relics of Providence prepared for eating by the agent community. I’m sorry to say it’s still … Continue reading

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The Day of Birth

Over at Flavorwire they’ve got a fun little infographic up of character birthdays! You should go check out yours! I, for one, am strangely satisfied with my own. And here’s why… Now, I’m not so ashamed that I can’t admit that … Continue reading

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Research and Technology

Sit down, dear reader. I have a tale to tell. A yarn, if you will. Allow me to spin. I’m a fellow who prefers hands-on, on-set research. If I set a part of my story in a specific place, I … Continue reading

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Writers Are Allowed to be Crazy

Writers are allowed to be crazy. It’s a well known fact. You’re reading this right now, dear writer, and you’re doing one of two things: Either you’re sitting and nodding because you’ve done this or something just as crazy, or… … Continue reading

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Boston Bookfest 2011 and Updates!

G’day, folks. Today we’ve got a nice little recap of my day at Boston Bookfest and a bit of updates towards the bottom. WOO! This promises to be a rather long post! Boston Bookfest 2011 Don’t know what it is? … Continue reading

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Research and Burnout

Freetown State Forest So today is brought to you exclusively by Writer’s Burnout. That’s right folk, I’ve come down with a severe case of What-The-Hell-Am-I-Doing? I’ve heard that many a writer experiences this. You get into a funk. A rut. … Continue reading

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Of Doubts and Contemplation

Last night I had the pleasure of reading a little article over at From the Write Angle. It told the tale of Writer Burnout. Something I may or may not be experiencing at the moment. See, I have a complete manuscript … Continue reading

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Teen Eyes – A Review of the Review

My title is both witty and appropriate. Or maybe not. But it’s what I’ve come up with! As some who stumble in here blindly after clicking a link they saw on YAHighway or Twitter may know, I’ve got a manuscript … Continue reading

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