Category Archives: The Writing Process

Everything I am learning about creativity, writing, editing, and publishing.

Library-ed, at Last.

Thank you to the Richmond Public Library for choosing my book for their collection.  Seeing it on a library shelf took me back to when I was a kid prowling the stacks looking for an Andre Norton or Heinlein I … Continue reading

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The Spark, the Smile, the Work (This post originally appeared on the Supernatural Snark Blog)   There’s a scene in a wonderful movie, Topsy Turvy, that captures my favourite part of writing.  Jim Broadbent, portraying the nineteenth-century writer of light … Continue reading

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A new short story is up on Smashwords, Kobo, and Kindle for fans of City of Demons.  The story tells how Marick, the character I had the most fun writing, became a Demonbane.  The title is “Marick and the Rat … Continue reading

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Rock, Paper, Scissors Well, the second novel; Rock, Paper, Scissors, is done – until it needs to be edited, revised, rewritten or otherwise mangled.  I am searching for a literary agent to represent the novel.  I hope that is easier … Continue reading

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What to Read?

I have a hard time balancing reading and writing.  When I’m working on a story, I don’t like to read fiction at all.  Magazines are okay, non-fiction books are fine, but fiction, especially good fiction messes up the process.  It … Continue reading

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More Reviews

Reviews are still coming in.  The latest is a rather nice one from Long and Short Reviews and can be found here.

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More Blogs and Interviews

Well, the book is out and the marketing begins in earnest.  I have an interview with Marie Landry posted on her Ramblings of a Daydreamer site, and postings on the Books for Company and the Cherry Mischievous book blogs. It … Continue reading

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Interviewed and Posted

One more day to the release of City of Demons! Pat Flewelling of Nine Day Wonder interviewed me and has posted the results on her blog.  This is a good site for new writers, lots of information and sympathy.

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The Weirdness of Somebody Drawing Your Thoughts

When I wrote about demons in my YA fantasy novel, City of Demons, I could see them in my mind, but the odd thing is that I couldn’t draw them.  Now, I’m no artist, but I can do basic drawings, … Continue reading

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