Category Archives for "Writing"

I Am Not an Architect

In the course of writing a book I often need to put myself into the heads of my characters. No surprise there. What continues to surprise me is how often I need to think like a landscape designer, architect, or interior designer in order to make certain that my characters have the environmental support (or […]

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WAR: Opposition Is Finally Here!

Book three in the WAR series, WAR: Opposition, is finally available. You can find the ebook at most major e-retailers. The print book is also available in a few locations.As my newsletter subscribers already know, I didn’t expect this book to be about Seth and Kirra. I thought it was going to be Dev’s book. But […]

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The StoryShop App – Write Better Stories Faster

One of the things that I struggle with as a writer is how to organize all my pre-planning work. That’s the characters sketches, the setting description, the major plot points, etc. The writers behind the Self-Publishing Podcast Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant, and David Wright decided that there needs to be a specific app for […]

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NaNoWriMo and Mapping an Island

November is¬†National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo. This event involves thousands of writers from across the globe who are each attempting to complete a 50,000 word novel by the end of the month. This will be my first year participating and I’m going to be working on a¬†special project.¬†In preparation, I drew a diagram of […]

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Crime Scene Bandages

I recently received an email from the Crime Museum in Washington, DC which mentioned¬†that they’re closing their doors after September 30, 2015. I was deeply¬†saddened by this news. If you haven’t visited, the museum has a fantastic¬†range of exhibits dealing with both crime and its consequences. The museum exhibits cover everything from torture devices of […]

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My September Newsletter is Out!

I have just sent out the September issue of my newsletter,¬†which includes¬†exclusive photos relating to WAR: Intrusion. If you don’t see this¬†in your inbox, please check your spam folder. Or, if you’re on Gmail, check to see if the newsletter is showing up on a separate tab. Newsletters¬†are sometimes put on a Promotions tab. Enjoy!

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#1LineWed – HOOKS (aka chapter endings)

I’m back! After a three-week hiatus, I’m again participating in #1LineWed on Twitter, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death chapter. Today’s theme is HOOKS (aka chapter endings). I just posted the hook¬†from the end of Chapter One of¬†WAR: Intrusion,¬†the second¬†book in my new¬†romantic thriller series WAR. The¬†hook for Chapter Two¬†will go up by the end […]

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