What’s your motivation?

I’ve been thinking a lot about character motivation lately. My turn is coming up soon for my local critique group, so I’ve been looking at the early chapters of Isto, Thanmir War‘s sequel. My buddy, Jim, pointed me to the John D. Brown archives on the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America website. Part…

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Helpful Criticism #IWSG

Today, I’m not insecure. One might think I have some great tidbit of wisdom on how to achieve such a state. I don’t. But I can tell you how I got there, at least for today. I know some of my primary weaknesses in writing, one of which is building/conveying emotions. Lately, I’ve been working…

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Because of You, I did it

This happened: facebook May 18 at 12:39pm *virtual high five to everyone* I may have just figured out book 2. I owe all of you a big THANK YOU. All of your comments helped stir the mental juices, and I ended up with my solution. Last week, I was pretty much at my frustration breaking…

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Snow Day

Thank you all for the condolences for my cousin. Chris’s funeral was last Saturday, but I unfortunately couldn’t attend. Snow dumped its baggage on my doorstep just a couple of days before my anticipated 280 mile drive. Rather than risk the roads, I sent my love from afar via phone call. Beyond my phone call…

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