Tag Archives: Beers

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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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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Finding the right names for your characters


Below is a section of one of the middle chapters of the fifth book in my Milward Chronicles epic fantasy. This is offered as a way of showing the way I choose names for characters. Mikl-Cheri is the chief judge in the ongoing … Continue reading

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One Last Quiche


The Cover for the second Tony Mndolin Mystery, One Last Quiche Enjoying a brief respite from his last case, Tony is thrust into a case where someone is poising select diners in San Franciso’s most exclusive dining establishments. He finds … Continue reading

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A Slight Case of Death


Someone is killing redheads in San Francisco and he isn’t human. Tony Mandolin, weatherbeaten PI finds himself having to navigate a maze of clues, the mob, and an overly affectionate cross dresser in order to not just solve the mystery, … Continue reading

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