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Coffee shop

I love the story that JK Rowling wrote her first Harry Potter book in a coffee shop. To me it tells how she was able to fall into flow and block out the rest of the world. I do love

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The Collapsing Empire

The Collapsing Empire tells the story of a handful of people living in the far flung future. Humans are scattered around the galaxy or the universe or something. Lots of random settlements, two of which we see, are connected by

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Wilhem Walengrave Vampire

Writing is an amazing experience. Editing is hell on earth. Selling is next to impossible. For all creatives, these are the best of times and the worst of times. Anyone can be published. Anyone can make a movie. Anyone can

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A Few Thoughts on Self Publishing

When I was in the 7th Grade my English Teacher gave me a paper bag filled with back issues of Fantasy and Science Fiction.  Great magazine.  Lots of great stories.  And lots of crap stories as well. Those below par

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All You Need Is Kill Script

a few spoilers and such   I like reading scripts.  The original stories almost always differ from the final films.    There was a scene with Mr Potter and Clarence cut out of It’s A Wonderful Life and there’s a sequel

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Writing, Blogging

I used to write these long rambling letters to everyone I knew. Pages and pages of random thoughts and poems and photos and whatnot. I banged them out on an old typewriter and I still refer to the ‘Enter’ key

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Wild

Wild tells the story of a lone woman’s trek along the Pacficic Crest Trail, commonly referred to as the PCT. This is a hiking trail that goes from Mexico to Canada along a range of mountains and deserts and forests.

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Cryptonomicon

A few Spoilers All writers love doing research. There’s nothing quite as fun as, say, deciding to write a book about Nazi submarines and then going about the business of becoming the world’s leading authority on Nazi Submaries. The reason

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Writing Novels

When something is finished, that means it’s dead, doesn’t it? I believe in everlastingness. I never finish a painting – I just stop working on it for a while. -Arshile Gorky I was fired not too long ago. Rather than

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Editing Made Easy

I’ve been working on a couple of novels over the past few months. The rough drafts are easy enough. The revisions have been more of a challenge. The editing is enough to make me consider employment in either the food

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