Tag Archives: writing

Writing in all three dimensions


Right now I am working on the fourth Tony Mandolin mystery, Hair of the Dog. The plot involves werewolves, vampires the last of the dragons, a compact administered by a wizard who happens to be a recovering alcoholic and a … Continue reading

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Killing a loved character


Anyone who has been reading for the past decade is well aware of the series Game of Thrones. McDonald has made a mastery of the technique of upsetting his reading audience in order to boost sales. He was not the … Continue reading

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A Frog in the Fog


A couple of posts ago I wrote about branching out, trying other creative projects in order to get the writing juices flowing. Being blocked is not fun and it happens a lot to writers. As anyone who reads this blog … Continue reading

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Dirty Jobs Has Been Cancelled


At least that is what the Show’s producer Dave Barskey said in a tweet about a week ago. If this is the case it is yet another blow to quality writing and yet another indicator that this country is becoming more and … Continue reading

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Social Networks, are they worth the trouble?


The short answer, in my experience is a flat no, social networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn are not worth the trouble, especially the time they take away from creativity. Consider them to be like the computer version of candy, … 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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