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Why Character-Building Is Like Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  So, I’m already hating myself a little for presenting the topic this way because I know I’m going to want cookies immediately afterward. But when I sat down to write about how… Continue reading

One Stop, Part 1

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It’s round robin time! Here’s how it works: one person writes the beginning, the second and third people write the middle two parts, and the fourth finishes the story. If you’re interested in reading… Continue reading

The New Summer Reading List

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I’ve heard it said that, to create a lifelong reader, you have to catch a child early. It was true in my own case. I was introduced to mystery novels at a very… Continue reading

Fellow Geeks, Here’s A New Book For You!

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Hey there, word nerds. First off, sorry I’ve been away from the blog for so long. It’s been one of those months where life has trumped all other endeavors. Good things have been… Continue reading

So, They’re Remaking “Stargate” Now. What?

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Greetings, culture lovers! (sorry, had to channel Stan Lee there for a moment) I read this week that there are plans in the works for a remake of Stargate. What does this mean?… Continue reading

What I’m Reading: Warbreaker

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I’m a huge Brandon Sanderson fan. So, you’d expect that I’d already read Warbreaker at some point, right? Actually, I hadn’t read it because I’m such a fan. He’s only written so many books,… Continue reading

The Day I Knew I Was A Geek

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For a lifelong genre geek, the day you realize that’s what you are is quite a milestone. After all, it’s a big thing to figure out where your passions lie. They become a… Continue reading

What Makes a Moment Beautiful?

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My current work-in-progress is a departure from what I usually write. In order to fully explore the story, I’ve had to ask my self this question a lot. What makes a moment beautiful, and… Continue reading

Waxwing (Part 2)

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The waxwing shimmered on Mali’s wrist, its tattooed feathers almost fluttering with life. It called to her, offering something she couldn’t comprehend. Why had her mother taught her about the other avian clans… Continue reading

Revisions and Why You Shouldn’t Fear Them

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Writing can be scary. Whether we’re diving into a genre we’ve never attempted, or plotting our very first battle or a character’s first kiss, or letting a trusted friend read our story for the first… Continue reading

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