Tag Archives: magic

Examining the 2020 Plan

The pressure is light at the moment, but building each month as I move through 2020 on my way to late autumn. That pressure is a result of my plans for the year. My ultimate goal for 2020 is, and … Continue reading

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Orangey Sky – Bringing a Worldbuilding Element to Life

When my stories evolve from one draft to another there’s little that’s as thrilling as witnessing the stages of improvement. That’s the big picture. Looking closer, there are the insights that lead to positive changes to characters, creatures, and settings. … Continue reading

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The Opening Sequence

Last week I said I’d talk about how I write opening sequences. Much to my amazement, I’m remembering to do just that. There might be another term for it, or maybe people just think of it as the opening. I … Continue reading

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Applying Lessons in 2020

Whoops. Sorry. The problem with taking time off from the blog is how easy it is to forget to come back when you’re busy. At least I only missed my mark by two days. That’s why there was no poem … Continue reading

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It’s 2015 All Over Again

Yes, it’s 2015 all over again. That is, it is for me in one aspect of my life that parallels an experience that began in August 2015. In this, 2019, my planned Short Story December crashed because novellas happened. It’s … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Diary 2019: Week 5 & Review

NaNoWriMo has concluded. As a part of my diary series I’m covering the last several days of NaNo and looking back at the month. The experience is always a unique one and this one was no different. Here we go… … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Diary 2019: Week 4

I’m continuing to share my NaNoWriMo month with everyone. There may be those who are wondering why. After all, I already won. The answer to that is contained in my diary for Week 4 below… Day 21: It’s Thursday and … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Diary 2019: Week 3

I’m continuing to share my progress as I strive to draft a complete novel in a month. I’ve done it many times before so the outcome isn’t in much doubt, but I still wanted people to see what it requires … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Diary, 2019: Week 2

I’m continuing to share my November experience writing a full novel in a month, not just the NaNoWriMo 50K. My expectation is Protecting the Pneuma Key will be about 120K. As a reminder: I live alone with Mr. Calvin, a … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Diary, 2019: Week 1

I’m trying something a little different this NaNoWriMo. I thought I’d share a little of my experience as it happens. Keep in mind that I only work part time in the mornings and live alone so my distractions are fewer. … Continue reading

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