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Cheating on my WIP

I get it. I really do. You’re supposed to finish a project before moving on to the next, otherwise you’ll end up with a bunch of half completed manuscripts and no completed novels. But what about when an idea strikes … Continue reading

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The Irrationality and Necessity of Fear

Our fears dance upon our psyches, pulling the strings of our imaginations, with the most unpredictable results. Fear, warranted or not, plays a major role in all of our lives. Our fears often drive our decisions, motivations, and accomplishments. While … Continue reading

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A Demon on the Chest

Sleep Paralysis is a sleeping disorder often accompanied by the most vivid of nightmares. In nearly every culture around the planet, these nightmares are found in folklore. Known to those in China as “Ghost Oppression, in Japan as ‘kanashibar’ (literally meaning … Continue reading

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Search for a Story

As the months have trudged onward, my book remains in that perpetual purgatory that is known to many as writer’s block/proscrastination/search for a story. A brief confession, when I began this writing endeavor last December, I planned to have everything wrapped … Continue reading

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Never Lie to Yourself

. As writers, we walk the fine line between absolute courage and utter hopelessness.  Finding the middle ground is important.  Sway to either one and your writing will suffer.  If we have to much confidence in our writings then we … Continue reading

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A Second Set of Eyes

  I recently turned over the first chapter of my novel over to a trusted friend and fellow writer for a full vetting.  I asked him to not hold back, to be as honest as he could.  The results were … Continue reading

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Intrigue and Mystique

I, like millions upon millions of other TV viewers, turned in week after week for six long years.  I continued watching all to find out about the island and its many mysteries.  One of these mysteries was more important that all … Continue reading

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