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My Next Novel Coming Soon! Storming: A Historical/Dieselpunk Adventure – Helping Writers Become Authors

Announcing the cover reveal of a book for which I was honored to serve as the proofreader.

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Time for the unveiling! Storming–my next novel–releases December 4th. Check out the cover art, the summary, and what’s in the schedule for the next month!

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The 10 Types of Writers’ Block (and How to Overcome Them)

A fun article not only for it’s discussion of how to deal with writer’s block but also for it’s great collection of vintage sci-fi magazine covers.

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Writer’s Block. It sounds like a fearsome condition, a creative blockage. The end of invention. But what is it, really?

Source: The 10 Types of Writers’ Block (and How to Overcome Them)

Writing A Book: What Happens After The First Draft? | The Creative Penn

Ah, first draft editing. The first step in turning your raw soil into diamonds and gold.

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The editing process, from first draft through rewrites, structural edits or editorial review, beta readers, line edits, proof reading and how much time and

Source: Writing A Book: What Happens After The First Draft? | The Creative Penn

Foreshadowing and Misdirection: Use Them Together to Empower Your Fiction – Helping Writers Become Authors

Leading your readers on can be a good thing, as long as you don’t do it too clearly.

Learn how to balance foreshadowing and misdirection in your fiction to create resonance–without giving away your story’s ending.

Source: Foreshadowing and Misdirection: Use Them Together to Empower Your Fiction – Helping Writers Become Authors

Insult Experts

Something a little lighter for your holiday weekend, from my friend Linda Yezak.

Linda W. Yezak

Most of us were brought up with the maxim “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything all.” But if you absolutely must insult someone, learn a thing or two about panache from the masters of wordcraft:

“A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults.”—Louis Nizer

“I feel so miserable without you, it’s almost like having you here.”—Stephen Bishop

“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”—Winston Churchill

churchill“A modest little person, with much to be modest about.”—Winston Churchill

“I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.”—Clarence Darrow

“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.”—William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

“Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?”—Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

“Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I’ll…

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