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On Writing: Fan Fiction

Tweet of the Day: Exercise Your “What-if” Muscle ——– According to Wikipedia, fan fiction is: Fan fiction (alternately referred to as fanfiction, fanfic, FF, or fic) is a broadly-defined term for fan labor regarding stories about characters (or simply fictional characters) or settings written by fans of the original work, rather than by the original […]

Sunday Tweet: Branding 101

Tweet of the Day: Branding 101: Online Brand vs. Author’s Brand ——- Branding, you heard the term before and it is the subject of today’s tweet. Also known as a writer’s Platform or Presence. It’s the reason why a) I run two serials every week (Wizards’ World War on Wednesdays and Severus the Rogue on […]

Weekend Roundup: April 24-30

Tweet of the Day: How To Become a More Self-Disciplined Writer ——- So what happened this week? Let’s take a look: Sun- Plagiarism is not a good thing, ummkay! Mon- A bit of real world politics. Are your heroes Freedom Fighters or Terrorist? And can you tell the difference? Tue- The City as an Urban […]

Cleaning around here

Tweet of the Day: Researching the Historical Novel —- Doing a bit of cleaning up around here. First of all, take a gander at the new tags above. Those are page tags and as I soon as I figured them out, they will either direct you to my other blogs or (better yet) they will […]

A Little Theory of Mine About Men and Women

OK, I admit it, I am bored. I should be writing and no blogging is not writing (raised eyebrow). Yet, I had this old (and perhaps sexist) idea bouncing in my mind for awhile. Hence the title. It goes something like this: a key difference between men and women is that men are possessive and […]

Mining your research for ideas and inspiration

Get your finger out of your nose! That’s not what I meant. What I mean is that research can be more than just checking the facts, ma’am. Example #1: Names I am lousy with names. I write down one name  and then forget it. And I am lousy at coming up with names on the […]

Total Confusion

Well you asked for it, so here it is. This is part III of story. If you haven’t read the last two parts, scroll down or click on the following links: Part I Part II ——— We both got up from the table. “Linda, this is Kiky, I mean Rebeca.  Rebeca, this is Linda, my […]

Hope for the Best.

Saw a guy screw up a landing  (in a motor cross event) on ESPN Classic and decided to write this bit based on it.  Could be an ongoing story if I can come up with more. Part II  – Part III – Part IV —— I stared at my best man lying on a hospital […]

Distrust the Narrator

Narrators are not always reliable. Nor should they be. Enter the realm of the Unreliable Narrator. I’ve encountered at least three (could be more could be less) types of Unreliable Narrator/POV Character: 1) The Lying Character: He or she is someone who knows what is going on, but chooses to lie (by omitting or skewing […]

Home for the Holidays

The music echoed softly throughout the house. I brought you something close to me, Left for something you see though your here. You haunt my dreams There’s nothing to do but believe, Just Believe. Just Breathe. Millie walked in step with him as he made his way to the source of the music. Milo cut […]