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The Joy of Having Written

I finished editing the final six chapters on AURUM today.  I’m done.  Finished, Finito. This is my fourth completed novel.  The joy and lightness of spirit that comes with having written is a high I’ve now experienced four times, but … Continue reading

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Putting the Pro in Protagonist

Okay, we know that every story needs a hero.  Somebody to root for, somebody to worry over.  Someone to follow in a story arc that builds and changes as the story progresses.  I’ve been doing quite a bit of protagonist … Continue reading

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