Monthly Archives: October 2019

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Fleshing Out the Villains

The first draft of my current manuscript was written only from the hero and heroine’s points of view (POV), which is typical for me. I like to get the basic story down before I add additional POVs. Now I’m going through and adding secondary character POVs. That includes adding POVs for the villains. A recent episode of […]

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A Matter of Degrees

​All day long I’ve felt off. Chilled to the bone. Yet ​my eyes have been burning. I figured I might have a slight fever, so I took my temperature when I got home from work.36.33 Wait! What?! No wonder I’m so cold!! Normal for me is about 97.5F. LOL ​Actually, I’m pretty sure that at 36.33F I’d be […]

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October Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

From the Better Late than Never camp: The ​October edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, ​October ​3rd. It includes ​​book, music, and podcast recommendations. If you’re a subscriber and don’t see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam or Junk folder. For Gmail users, it might also be on your Promotions tab. If […]

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Long Distance Space Travel

This recent interview with former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison on the Star Talk Radio podcast brings up some fascinating points about long distance space travel. For example, with weight being closely monitored, how do you handle people’s clothing needs if you can’t bring along cartons of clothes? I think this episode would be a great resource […]

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Quake Redecorating

​We had a 4.5 earthquake ​last night, with the epicenter not far from my apartment. I was in bed when it happened and it felt as if a giant had picked up the apartment and was shaking it side to side.  ​I immediately checked my quake tracker app and saw something very odd. The app showed […]

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Questionable Power

The San Francisco Bay area is bracing for a potential power shutoff tomorrow. This is a preventive measure that our gas and electric utility, PG&E, is planning to implement if the forecasted high winds and low humidity combine with a high danger of fire. PG&E is hoping that by turning off the power, they won’t […]

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Embrace the Conflict!

I saw an announcement recently for a class on how to write conflict into your stories. The description said something along the lines of how as writers, we often want to protect our characters from any type of conflict.Um. No, I don’t. Anyone who’s read my books knows that the last thing I want is for […]

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