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The Art of Writing and Living

Hello! Sorry for the silence. I’ve been working on The Manicheans Trilogy, and am about to finish the draft of Book 2. I started writing this epic tale in 2010, only to take a break to focus all my efforts on Stories from the Underworld and 32 Seconds. I thought taking a break was a bad…

Today #getinspired 

Today is a good day. I wake up with a smile on my face, I feel grateful, words toggle down and I am inspired! Inspiration is such a gift. I thought I had lost it for a bit, and this thought made me fearful I had lost my creativity.  Many unexpected events happen in life,…

#WW #Conflict in a Story #plotting

Happy Wednesday! This post is a small cheat sheet dedicated to conflict. Every plot is built on: 1) The internal conflict: the character’s emotional, mental, spiritual, physical evolution/struggle throughout the story; 2) The external conflict: events happen in the world where the story is taking place and the character reacts to them. The external conflict…

#TGIF Trip to DC and I did no writing

But got comments from my editor last night on 32 Seconds and I’m moving forward nicely. Which makes me feel really good about all the work I put in. And I’m close, very close to my goal. The trick is not to lose focus. So I went on a business trip to DC and didn’t…