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Category Archives: Creative Writing

Writing with a Kindle

I recently got a Kindle. My first Kindle. I have read eBooks on other devices, but the Kindle is a different experience. The eInk reads like paper, and the Kindle Paperwhite’s 300 dpi resolution matches the quality on the first laser printers I used. There are no distractions from social media, email, and text messages …

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The Remainders is here, and you can read it for free!

A father with a tragic past must connect with his estranged and homeless son before it’s too late in The Remainders. A limited number of copies are available for free! Visit Inkitt and download your free copy. Then post a review and share it with others. Only a limited number of free copies are available, so …

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Why you need bad writing to get to good writing

I was cleaning out some old files when I came across drafts of screenplays I wrote in the 1990s. They were awful. Eye-achingly awful. So awful that I shredded them and put them in the recycling bin. But when I wrote those scripts, I thought they were so wonderful that I registered one of them …

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Slaying the dragon

Spoilers ahead. Fiction involves some sort of conflict. Usually, the source of the conflict is visible: another person, the environment, or some other physical threat. Even conflicts within ourselves are made visible through our actions. What if the source can’t be seen? What if it is something powerful and overwhelming, but abstract? What if the adversary is …

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My answers to questions agents ask writers

Chuck Sambuchino of Writer’s Digest posted a helpful column by Lisa Katzenberger listing four questions agents ask writers at pitch sessions. I’m working to get my new novels published, so here are my answers to those questions. If you’re a writer, my responses may help you formulate your own answers. If you’re an agent or publisher, please read …

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