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‘The word is ANACHRONISM…’

A funny thing happened when my sister-in-law had jury duty. I’ve mentioned before that Grace is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. (Some of you reading this may already see the “punchline”…) Well, as it so happens, even … Continue reading

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“It’s a book thing.”

I got a coffee mug for my birthday. It looks exactly like one that’s mentioned briefly but never described in a novel that has yet to be published. The mug in the book was given to Jason by Brygida, who … Continue reading

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And now for something more lighthearted…

[Originally posted as “Sometimes, he looks at fan art and has conniptions.”] This art rant is brought to you by Too Much Caffeine and by the letters W, T, and F.   However, no actual conniptions were had. I did something … Continue reading

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Re-post: “Warning: Harsh Sarcasm Ahead” (plus additional tirading)

The original post dates back to August, 2014. A comment I saw today (May 13, 2022) on a blog post about writing certain types of antagonists is what reminded me of this post, and it seems like the sort of … Continue reading

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The “kitten’s” birthday

Today is Logan’s birthday. He’s three years old. This is what he looked like when he first moved in with us:   This is basically what he looks like now (except maybe even bigger): There’s a reason why his nickname … Continue reading

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How the Writing Is Going: April 3, 2022

The first thing my twin said to me on Friday: “I dreamed about the apocalypse.” Fiction writers’ conversations must sound really weird to people who don’t know they’re talking about fiction. I don’t know the word count on the WIP … Continue reading

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How to Write a Book – 8 Tips for Beginners

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
Writing a novel is hard.  That’s my only writing tip.  The end. Thanks for reading, everyone! Okay I may have figured out a few other writing tips.  It’s a laborious and thankless job…

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How the Writing Is Going: March 11, 2022

Word count on the current WIP is 68.3K. I typed about three hundred words more for this post, and then deleted all that because it contained too much stuff that I’m probably not supposed to tell anyone yet. I can’t … Continue reading

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Grammar Advice

Grammar advice for the day: Renown is not a verb. Once is a typo; three or more is someone — author or copyeditor, although it matters not to the reader who made the mistake — not knowing the [expletive deleted] … Continue reading

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Mistaken for Someone Else… Again.

Today, I happened to see a review of one of Paul B. Spence’s novels, posted back in 2020, stating that the reader had decided to give The Remnant a try because ‘the author is also an editor, so at least … Continue reading

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