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Month: April 2020

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Another Level!!!

I rode a chocobo. As usual, this doesn’t feel obviously writing-related. But it is. It’s an extension of Fantastic Inspiration and Where to Find it! that I wrote back in December.   For those of you who don’t know, a chocobo is a large bird from Final Fantasy, and characters can ride one at specific points in the games. But it […]

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Random Thought about Cats and Dogs!

Have you ever noticed how different the various breeds of dogs are compared to the various breeds of cats?  What does this have to do with writing, you ask?  Many pets, especially felines and canines, are in our everyday lives. So it makes sense they’d be in books too. But can you write any animal or creature into your novel? […]

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Spring Clean your Writing!

It’s that time of year when many of us clear out things we haven’t used for a while and spruce up the place. Why not do the same with your writing?  The recent coronavirus outbreak has forced many of us into quarantine. Some are holding up better than others depending on personal circumstances, but you’re probably tired of all the […]

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Gifts in the Pages!

As a writer, I leave many pieces of myself in my work. It’s what connects me to my writing as an expression of myself rather than writing to a formula. As a reader, I like to find pieces of authors in books. It makes it far more personal if I believe writers leave these as little gifts for others. There’s […]