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Writing tip: He said she said

In my classroom whenever I assign writing I see “said” used a lot and some poor writing habits that I may spend some time addressing in this blog. But I’ve made them all when I was growing as a writer … Continue reading

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The Sureshot: Excerpt

Another dream developed as Durbar slumbered. It was not unlike the one he experienced only weeks earlier. This time the image of the arena was clear to him. It was the very place in Harmon where they held melee competitions … Continue reading

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Sureshot Cover Contest

Calling all artists! Along with a rewrite and republish I want a new cover for The Sureshot. Since I’ve met and befriended many artists over the years and I know there are a bunch of you out there who have … Continue reading

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Alcohol in Writing

More than ten years ago when The Sureshot was first published there was one main issue the editors had with my story; alcohol. They didn’t catch a hundred spelling and grammar errors, they weren’t interested in improving the story arch, … Continue reading

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Excerpt From: The Sureshot

This excerpt is from the opening scene of the book setting up the first conflict Durbar must deal with; the death of his father. I wrote this scene a very long time ago when I had no experience and no … Continue reading

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What is The Sureshot about?

Part of my new commitment to blogging, writing and developing as a writer is to publish two posts a week. I planned to post Monday and then Thursday or Friday. As it is, there has been a lot of love … Continue reading

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Tate Publishing Disaster

It was 2005. I was 25 years old and in college and working on becoming a teacher. On my computer I had a story that I half wrote in 2001 and finished in 2003 while caring for my newborn daughter … Continue reading

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