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Oct
3rd
2015

Black Lotus is coming, and someone liked my writing guide! · 1:24am Oct 3rd, 2015

So, what's new on this fine overcast (here near Seattle) Friday afternoon?

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Jan
23rd
2019

LTUE Video Archive · 8:09pm Jan 23rd, 2019

Quick post here, once again extolling and reminding everyone of the awesomeness that is LTUE! The advance sign-up ends soon, so if you’re going to go, get your ticket now!

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Jan
2nd
2019

An Abridged Guide to Writing · 2:08pm Jan 2nd, 2019

Hey, guys. How you doing?

I’m going to try something a little different in this blog, which is attempt instruction on a thing. That thing in question in this thing is writing a thing.

Thing.

Thing.

Anywho, let’s get this show on the road.

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Sep
30th
2020

Being a Better Writer Topic Call! · 10:08pm Sep 30th, 2020

In my defense, I didn’t say when this post would be up today. But readers! Do you have your list ready!? Topics you want to hear about? The get commenting below!

For those of you who need a bit more context, I’ll assume that you are familiar with this site’s weekly feature, Being a Better Writer, all about—What else?—how to improve one’s writing. Pretty much the most popular bit of this site, and referenced in a lot of places.

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Oct
13th
2019

I have a gift for you - the lost Asylumverse planning guide (from 2013!) · 9:53pm Oct 13th, 2019

So, years ago I actually started writing out a guide of random but mostly useless information about Asylum and Broadhoof after I received permission from folks to write fan-fiction based on my fan-fiction. It was a humbling but invigorating experience. So in my exuberance, I decided that I should craft something that would help provide the reader a more coherent world for their shared narrative. It was filled with schedules and codes and even some history of the hospital.

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Jan
8th
2019

Being a Better Writer: Creating a Paragraph · 5:32pm Jan 8th, 2019

Welcome back readers! And welcome to the year 2019! Which, as we all know, is either infested with replicants or about to become the battleground once again between that blue robot known as Megaman and his nemisis, Dr. Wily.

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Mar
18th
2019

Being a Better Writer: What to Cut? · 8:24pm Mar 18th, 2019

Wait? Could it be? Is this a new post? A new Being a Better Writer post, back on its Monday schedule?

It is! Your eyes do not deceive you! I am writing!

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Jul
31st
2018

Being a Better Writer: Historical Fiction · 11:30pm Jul 31st, 2018

Welcome back, readers! And sorry for the delay. Life … finds a way. That isn’t always to one’s benefit! This week is just looking crazy.

Which means it’s probably best if I dive right in, given my ticking clock today. So, historical fiction …

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May
20th
2019

Being a Better Writer: Character Voice · 8:13pm May 20th, 2019

Hey readers! Welcome back!

I know. It’s been a slow week from your perspective. The last major post here was another Being a Better Writer post last Monday. I said nothing else all week.

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Jun
4th
2018

Being a Better Writer: Moving From Essays and Non-Fiction Forms to Fiction · 9:02pm Jun 4th, 2018

Apr
27th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Science-Fiction · 9:06pm Apr 27th, 2020

Hello readers! Welcome back! I trust you had a good weekend?

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May
10th
2021

Being a Better Writer: Knowing What to Research … and How · 9:17pm May 10th

Hello readers, and welcome back after another weekend (and week)! How are things going on your side of the keyboard? Well, I hope?

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Aug
24th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Don’t Force It · 9:45pm Aug 24th, 2020

Hello readers! Who’s ready for a busy week?

Why ask? Because it most definitely is going to be a busy one. For starters, Axtara – Banking and Finance completed the Alpha 1 this weekend! Which means it’s time for Alpha 2!

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Dec
14th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Traditions and Worldbuilding · 9:52pm Dec 14th, 2020

Welcome back readers! It’s Monday again, and you know what that means! More Being a Better Writer! But as is the norm, I do have some news for all of you to go through first.

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Apr
1st
2019

Being a Better Writer: Your Opening Tone · 8:44pm Apr 1st, 2019

You know, this is the first time I think I’ve had a post fall on April 1st, also known as April Fools’ Day. And part of me really wondered if I should do an April Fools’ Day post with this week’s Being a Better Writer.

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Mar
19th
2021

Topic Call for Being a Better Writer! · 7:15pm March 19th

It’s back! The time has come! Topic List #16 lies broken and battered, all but one of its topics spent. While Topic List #17 is fresh and pristine, ready to be decorated with concepts and ideas.

So the time comes once more, readers: What do you want to see Being a Better Writer discuss? What writing topics do you want to know about? What writing concepts do you want to hear more of? What puzzles and questions do you seek answers to?

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Apr
11th
2015

Grammer a Week 10: Style Guides · 1:04am Apr 11th, 2015

Hey! Welcome to the tenth edition of Grammer a Week, the periodic blog program-thing where I would normally address a frequently broken grammar rule and tell you how to fix it. This week will be a little bit different; in celebration of ten weeks of pedantic grammar soapboxing, I'll talk about where I get most of these grammar rules from. Style guides!

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Aug
31st
2020

Being a Better Writer: Outlines and Outlining · 8:29pm Aug 31st, 2020

Mar
1st
2021

Being a Better Writer: Editing on the In-progress · 6:50pm March 1st

Hello readers! I hope you’re all having a good Monday so far, and are looking forward to another installment of Being a Better Writer!

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May
9th
2017

Being a Better Writer: References and Pop Culture · 3:29pm May 9th, 2017

Hello readers, and welcome back to another post of Being a Better Writer, coming to you bright and early this Tuesday morning.

Yeah, Tuesday. Mondays shifts at my part-time job again. Just a fair heads-up, I’ve got a Monday shift next week too, so next week’s BaBW post will also be delayed. It happens. And I need the money, so …

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