Monthly Archives: October 2012

Branching Out for Ideas


As an author I sometimes find myself stuck for an idea. Right now I’m concentrating on getting the fifth volume in my fantasy epic done. In this edition I’m trying to wrap up most of the loose ends I left … Continue reading

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Shoe Art


I decided to try my hand at doing custom shoe designs. Since I’ve been a professional artist for far more years than is comfortable saying, I figured I had most of the skills. It turns out the trick is not … Continue reading

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Beginning a Story


I had one of those moment when the voices begin talking. Every writer has them. Ususally, in my experience, either the timing is wrong or there isn’t anything to write down what is ‘heard’. This time is different. Besides my … Continue reading

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Characters, Lots and Lots of Characters


My son was telling me the other day the reason why he enjoys George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones so much, it is the way the author manages to juggle so many completely fleshed-out characters within the narrative. The fact … Continue reading

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The Witch of Angbar…continued


  If you check some of the earlier posts you will see an different design for this volume in the Milward Chronicles. I decided to change it to fit with the others. Not much of a hard decision, really. The … Continue reading

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Fan Fiction


I admit it, I am a geek. I not only can discourse for hours on comic books but I can also win trivia contests on all four Star Trek incarnations. As with many geeks with a classics bias, I also … Continue reading

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The value of talent


In this day we have to do what we can to make ends meet. One of those ways is the old method of value for value, or…giving your talent rather than cash. Two of my closest friends are getting married…together. … Continue reading

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Revised cover art


Cover art is vitally important for the sales of a book. The saying that you can’t read a book by its cover is a truism, but also misleading since most books are first explored by having an attractive cover that … Continue reading

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