Category Archives: Fiction Files

Posts especially for fiction writers

I Was Reminded of This TV Character Yesterday

How’s it going? Last post, I mentioned that I’d talk about one of my favorite TV characters (not my all-time favorite), and I figured that should be today, before my writer’s brain gets control of my fingers again and changes … Continue reading

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Fiction File: That Time I Was Part of Someone Else’s Story…

How was your weekend? I actually spent most of mine in a hotel, because I was hanging out waiting for, traveling to, and celebrating at… My cousin’s wedding. I decided to make this post a Fiction File, just for you … Continue reading

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Fiction File: Fiction-Style Business Problems…

How’s it going? I read an interesting post over Facebook today, and I’d like to jaw about it.¬†Inspiration is key for creativity, and we need to get it somewhere (which is why I keep on about mining FB or a … Continue reading

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That Time I Realized I Was Actually Both Characters…

How’s your week been so far? I’ve been back and forth with my designer for a re-release on one of my books (which should be coming up here soon, I hope). Stay tuned for that. Let’s get to it. A … Continue reading

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About That Contest…

In a post a little while back, I wrote about entering a paid writing contest–one of the first ones (if not the very first) of that kind of thing I’d ever done. I’m writing because the webinar to announce the … Continue reading

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Fiction File: Something You Shouldn’t Do With Your Reading…

How’s your week been so far? Mine’s been great–I’ve been working on a type of project I’ve never even tried to do before, and I’m pretty jazzed about it. When it’s finished, you’ll know, and I’ll let you in on … Continue reading

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Making What’s Special, More Special?

How was your weekend? Mine was awesome, even though I didn’t get papers or comics, which was fine. Yesterday was Memorial Day here in the U.S. (for non-U.S. readers), the day we remember those who sacrificed their lives so that … Continue reading

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Caught Off-Guard By The Post Office Guy…

How’s your week going so far? Good, I hope. I was in the post office the other day to pay the internet bill. Everything was going fine, until the guy at the counter said, “I’d like to ask you some … Continue reading

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Why My Brother Got Me Thinking About My Life…

How was your weekend? Mine was pretty much the same–weekly shopping trip, comics, crosswords, and what-have-ya. Anyway, let’s get to it. I didn’t really think of my own life in terms of somebody else’s. Until I remembered that my brother … Continue reading

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What An Old-Style Gaming Console Taught Me About Writing

“How do I always end up with my hands inside taken-apart electronics?” my brother asked me. I don’t know, really. He takes computers apart for fun, cleaning, and what-have-ya. But it provided great training for me. Even though this wasn’t … Continue reading

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