Building the “Connective Tissue” of a Book

Hello writers and readers! Today’s informative blog is aimed at both of you, but especially those who are thinking of writing. It was inspired by a scene I’m currently writing for one of my novels.   I call these particular scenes, “connective tissue”. (If there is a literary word for it, I haven’t found a good example.) Maybe it is due to my medical background, but...

Posted:25thJul, 2019

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When you feel bad about a spelling error…

It happens. I can write and rewrite, go through a dozen editing passes, and somehow or another….a spelling error still makes it through into the book! Now, no one is immune. Even my favorite authors, guys with big names in the business, have had a misspelled word slip through. You wouldn’t believe the number of word oopsies that have already occurred typing this post, but I keep going back...

Posted:10thJul, 2018

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Editing Crunch Before Quest-Con

In two months, (and one week), I’ll be driving down to Quest-Con in Mobile, Alabama! Even though I’ll be in cosplay a lot, helping out my guild Grievance, I also have a deadline to make. I promised I’d have “Pilgrims with Blades” finished by that time. That deadline has been on my mind all summer as I’ve worked to complete it. Oh wait, what was that quote from Douglas...

Posted:11thAug, 2017

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Grievance Short Story in Editing Phase

I’ve been eagerly awaiting the latest news on the short story compilation from my multi-gaming guild, Grievance. The stories are now going through some editing, myself included. I’ve already paged through the recommended changes, and I’m thankful to say it’s mostly minor things. I’ve come a long way from documents that came back covered in red and crossed-out sentences....

Posted:13thJul, 2014

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