Category Archives: writing a series

2018: The List and the Lessons

At the end of every year, I like to look back at the books I’ve read and share some of my favorite reads, and while I’m at it, also offer up the top lessons I’ve learned as a writer in … Continue reading

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2013: The List and the Lessons

This year (2013) has definitely been the year of the short story. I read more than a dozen short story anthologies and nearly 100 (as yet) unpublished shorts by writer colleagues in writing workshops. I also read more books this year … Continue reading

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Volume II: In Search of the Voice

No, not the one on television, the one in my current WIP.  After publishing Destiny Blues earlier this year, I’m knee-deep in the second novel in the series, Legacy Soul.  But I wrote two other novels (and several short stories) … Continue reading

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Perceptions

Fiction writers create new worlds and characters; or they give us a new perspective on people and places we think we know.  In my opinion, the best writers give us both.  Whether it’s Robert Jordan and his Seanchan continent of … Continue reading

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