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Rap up

by on February 16, 2017

It has been over a year since I published my juvenile novel Bess's Magical Garden. At first there were a few sales on Amazon and with Friesen Press but it has now died off. I started selling them at t ... more

How to write a Shakespeare Essay

by on February 16, 2017

The Shakespeare Challenge William Shakespeare is apparently the best, most pervasively considered creator ever, providing the fundamental writing for English classrooms the world over. Shakespeare ... more

What is a prologue and do I need one

by on February 15, 2017

In the last post, we learned a bit about info dumps and how to avoid or correct them, but we also learned about prologues, a way to set up the story. Is such a thing always necessary? A prologue is an ... more

Mythos now available!

by on February 14, 2017

I am so pleased to announce that Mythos, the first installment in The Mer Chronicles, is now available via Amazon and Barnes and Noble among other sites. Beyond Legend, the second book in the series, ... more

New Novel!

by on December 29, 2015

Hello Readers! I'm happy to announce that my new novel is now available! I've been working on it (on and off) for a few years now, and spent the last several months editing, revising, and formattin ... more

The dreaded info dump

by on February 13, 2017

What is an info dump anyway? A story certainly contains a great deal of information. A writer must tell readers all about the world, the people, the technology, the magic, the murder, the mystery, ... more

More Awards in February

by on February 12, 2017

I was delighted to receive more 'Hungry Monster' awards in February: two golds and one silver! The first gold was for Seb Cage Begins His Adventures, as listed on my books pages; the second was for ... more

Less is more

by on February 11, 2017

Less is more? How can less be more? Last I checked, four oranges are less than five, and that means…. Okay, hold on; let’s try it in a writing example: He went to the store. He went to th ... more

Places We Write

by on February 10, 2017

What influences your writing? Does it really matter where you write? It isn't always possible to jet off to a foreign place to write. Your imagination can take you just about anywhere you wish. The r ... more

Showing vs Telling

by on February 09, 2017

Who among us has not heard such a statement? When writing, it’s important to consider showing versus telling. Don’t tell the reader. Show the reader. Show the reader what? What are we talking abou ... more

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