Looking Back, Looking Forward, the Year in Review

LOOKING BACK Well, I had some goals from last year. They were: 1. Submit. I had planned to submit my first book and a couple short stories to contests. Instead of submitting my first book (The Goblin King’s Skull), I wrote a second book and submitted that one instead. Now that I’ve received my first…

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

LOOKING BACK It has been nearly a year since I decided to start pursuing professional writing. I think I’ve accomplished a lot, and I have greater hopes for the next year. Here are some accomplishments I’m proud of: 1. I finished my first novel. Well, “finished” might be a strong word since I am still…

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7 Reasons Why Being a Dungeon Master is Good Practice for Writing a Novel

Both my children have requested that I start dungeons and dragons groups for them and their friends this fall. While I’ve relied on customizing pre-made content for them in the past, I’ve started to use all original stuff for this year. In the process, I’ve founded it to be very beneficial to my writing. Here…

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Getting some input.

As I’ve been reading about writing, one piece of advice I hear repeatedly is to find a group to workshop with. I hope to be able to join a group in the near future, but in the meantime, I’ve started participating in the online sci-if/fantasy/horror critique site, critters.org. From what I’ve seen, it’s a great…

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The journey begins . . .

Growing up, I hated reading. It bored me and even though I was a good student, I detested taking the time to actually read books. In grade seven, I was fortunate enough to have a teacher that loved science fiction. She assigned us Anne McCaffrey’s Harper Hall Trilogy. I’d never read stuff books like that…

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