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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


Avoid weak writing

by on February 08, 2017

The previous post showed numerous problems with seemingly simple sentences, and among those problems were weak writing caused by the word would. It was stated that would is a weak word because it insi ... more


Yippee, I've won something!

by on February 05, 2017

The Hungry Monster Book Award Congratulations! We are proud to present you with our Hungry Monster Book Award. Your book deserves extraordinary praise and The Hungry Monster is proud to acknowled ... more



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