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Apr
10th
2017

Being a Better Writer: Detailing Characters · 9:41pm Apr 10th, 2017

Whoa. Did I wake up late today. Noon, in fact. Wow.

But you know what? I feel excellent! Last night marks, I think, the first full night of sleep I’ve gotten in since … crud … Since I returned from my quick Alaska trip. And even there I was playing catch up. I think that today I might almost be caught up.

So … today’s post is a little late. Sorry. But I really don’t feel bad. I feel really good. Crud, I might even go get some exercise today!

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Mar
2nd
2018

February Patreon Supporter Reward News, Shadow of an Empire News, and Other News! Basically News. · 8:44pm Mar 2nd, 2018

Aug
27th
2018

Being a Better Writer: Cliffhangers · 11:06pm Aug 27th, 2018

May
2nd
2017

Op-Ed: Five Things Non-Writers Should Know About Writers and Writing · 5:34pm May 2nd, 2017

So, you may have noticed that despite being in the place of what would normally be a Being a Better Writer post, this isn’t that. And no, it really isn’t. Though if you’re an aspiring writer, this is a good post to read, because it’s going to be helpful, so I’ll leave it tagged under BaBW.

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Jun
22nd
2015

Being a Better Writer: Coming At Things Anew - Beating "Writer's Block" · 9:16pm Jun 22nd, 2015

So, I learned something new this weekend. It turns out, if you overdo your carpal tunnel preventative exercises, you will prevent carpal tunnel ... but you can also give yourself tendinitis.

Whoops.

Yeah, so my right arm is nice and comfy in an ace bandage while I type this. It shouldn't get in the way of my writing too much, but let my tale be a cautionary one: you can be too preventative of carpal tunnel, apparently.

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Feb
7th
2017

Being a Better Writer: Don't Neglect Your Backdrop · 5:51pm Feb 7th, 2017

Apologies for the delay. My other job scheduled me for several Mondays in a row, and I wasn’t able to get this post done well enough in advance to make the release date. Next week’s post should be done more in advance, however.

There was a post I made here, once, where I brought up the “painted on backdrop.”

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Aug
9th
2016

Being a Better Writer: Character Relations · 3:24pm Aug 9th, 2016

With a title like that, I’m sure some of you thought that this was going to be about relationships. Maybe even romance, or even something steamier.

Yeah, no. Sorry. And for that last one, don’t get your hopes up. That’s not what I write (and yet people keep requesting it …).

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Jun
20th
2016

Being a Better Writer: Author Morals and Story Theme · 8:52pm Jun 20th, 2016

So, right now, I think I may be able to guess what many of you are thinking, which is, upon looking at the title: Hey, didn’t we just read this like a week or two ago? To which I say, yes, almost.

For those of you who weren’t yet thinking, but now have looked up and noticed the similarities in the title, yes, it’s almost the same topic. In fact, there’s only a single word of difference.

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Apr
26th
2016

Being a Better Writer: Mysteries · 9:37pm Apr 26th, 2016

I think it was inevitable that this post was going to happen sooner or later.

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Jul
11th
2017

Being a Better Writer: Showing Character and Setting with Small Details · 5:15pm Jul 11th, 2017

This is a copy/paste of this week's BaBW post, which is available at my website!

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Aug
14th
2017

Being a Better Writer: Tragedy and Hubris · 9:56pm Aug 14th, 2017

"All the honors go to the tragedian for chewing up the scenery, while the comedian, who has to be much more subtle to be funny, is just loudly criticized when he doesn’t come through."
Attributed to Edmund Gwenn

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Sep
4th
2017

Being a Better Writer: Imitation ... or Copying? · 5:18pm Sep 4th, 2017

This'll be a short one today, guys. I'm actually still sick, but I really feel bad about missing last week's post (in truth, my whole week went by in a blur of "ack, bleck, cough cough cough, can't think, play Sonic Mania/X-Com 2). So you're getting a post today. Not the one I'd planned (my brain's not quite functional enough for the more in-depth companion piece

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Oct
2nd
2017

Being a Better Writer: Writing for Yourself · 9:45pm Oct 2nd, 2017

Short one today, readers. Mostly because I’m writing this between conference sessions on a Saturday, as I’ve got work shifts Monday and Tuesday, among other things, and so it’s literally a case of “Blitz this while I can!”

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Dec
13th
2017

Being a Better Writer: Acknowledging Our Accomplishments · 11:30pm Dec 13th, 2017

Welcome and Merry Christmas, readers, to this quite delayed Being a Better Writer post! First of all, it must be said, I'm sorry for the delays. I try to avoid letting these happen, but with the Christmas rush being what it has been ... I'm fighting to get a lot of things done.

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Jul
20th
2017

Classic Being a Better Writer: Romance and Gender · 8:12pm Jul 20th, 2017

Completely unexpected, by this point, but this post is a mirror of one found on my site!

It. Is. Time …

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May
21st
2018

Being a Better Writer: Currency · 7:49pm May 21st, 2018

Welcome to Monday, readers! And to another installment of Being a Better Writer! Where today, we’re going to talk about something worldbuilding related: Money!

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Sep
10th
2018

Being a Better Writer: Haters · 6:55pm Sep 10th, 2018

The moment you create something worthwhile, someone out there in the world will start to hate you. I wish this wasn’t the truth. I wish I could say that people were always going to be rational and capable of thought, but that’s not how it is.

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Oct
1st
2018

Being a Better Writer: Imagery and Metaphor · 8:01pm Oct 1st, 2018

Reaching the end of Topic List XI folks! Only a few more to go! But before we go diving into today’s Being a Better Writer post, a few bits of news to take care of.

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Jul
19th
2016

Being a Better Writer: So You Want to Be a Wizard, Eh? · 6:54pm Jul 19th, 2016

Picture this, if you will, for a moment. Imagine a young man, an author. Well, a writer who has just recently become an author, having successfully published his first book. He's just been invited to a big convention, where to his excitement, he will be on a panel alongside some of fantasy's greats in writing (if I'm being sparse on details here, forgive me as I don't remember all of them).

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Apr
21st
2016

Epics and the Details – A Short Post · 6:48pm Apr 21st, 2016

Extra Credits is a great Youtube series. In fact, at one point, they were even featured on my Links page. I tend to rotate things there from time to time, and maybe I should be giving them another go.

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