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Back from Maine!

You’ve probably figured out I grew up in Maine (since I can’t seem to shut up about it), and I love every opportunity to visit, to see how things have changed (and haven’t) over the last…20 years now! One of this year’s highlights? Attending the Maine Author Day at the…

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Beneath the Vault of Stars needs reviews!

After almost half a year, Beneath the Vault of Stars (BVS) has three reviews. Two of those reviews are from Mom and Dad (thanks, guys!). One of the best ways for new authors to gain an audience comes through meaningful reviews. Reviews written by real people who’ve actually read what…

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Between the Lion and the Wolf, Chapter IX is finished!

It took longer to write Chapter IX than it took to write Chapter VIII, but not as long as it took to commit Chapter VII to paper. Or disk. Whatever. I’m close to wrapping up Part I of Between the Lion and the Wolf, so I’m trying to make sure I end…

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Coast of Melash

That was fast! Chapter VIII is done!

Fast is probably a relative term, but compared to the snail’s pace I took with Chapter VII, Chapter VIII almost clawed its way onto the screen! I’ve “discovered” some interesting details while I was writing Chapter VIII. I’m not sure I should say much else! It’s been fun, getting back into…

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Progress on Between the Lion and the Wolf

There’s no way around it: progress on Between the Lion and the Wolf (BLW) has been…slow. I think I wrote chapters I through VI in less time than it took to write chapter VII. (I could check, but I don’t want to depress myself!) That said, I’ve finally—finally!—finished chapter VII! Part of…

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Old writings from the ancient past!

God bless moms. Especially mine, who had the foresight to save so many of the writings I created when I was younger. For decades, she kept unnumbered stories, drawings, school reports, and who knows what else in an old trunk. During one of our trips to Maine, my wife and…

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Beneath the Vault of Stars, Chapter I, Section 1, as audio

While trying to gain exposure for Beneath the Vault of Stars (BVS), people say they’d love an audiobook version. Cool. Without trying to sound prideful, people also say I have a good speaking voice. I have no idea what goes into producing a bona fide audiobook, but since I have access to…

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Whitecap Mountain, Maine

Chapter VII is taking its sweet time

I like to break my chapters into subchapters. Partially for effect, but mostly for keeping story elements compartmentalized to some degree—for me as well as the reader. One of the down sides of this approach, I’m discovering, is that such breaks provide a convenient place to stop writing! At least…

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Arts Festival Recap. Sorta.

I’ve been invisible for the last couple of weeks. Well, invisible if one were only searching for me here. I’d mentioned in previous posts that February 10 was Holly Spring’s annual Community Arts Festival, and that this year they’d be having a selection of local authors available to…do author-y stuff. Like (try…

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Building bridges from writer’s blocks

Part of Chapter VI for Between the Lion and the Wolf just would not come! Seems like weeks since I’ve made any real progress: I’ve been developing ideas for Tsharak’s Tale or messing around with auxiliary assets in attempts to allow the latest bout of writer’s block to run its course. Yeah,…

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