Holidays

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One of the major challenges that most writers face is that they’re never sure how to tackle holidays. It seems that with the never ending stream of people in and out, parties to go to and other things going on, it’s tough to find time to write. Even I as a veteran writer seem to fight with the same thing …

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Welcome to the Fishbowl

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While I am still very dedicated to writing “Year of the Psycho” and publishing “Up to No Good”, I hit a spot where I needed to write something else. While I was in college a group of friends and I had a room we tended to hang out in, it reminded us of a FishBowl and as such we eventually …

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Up to No Good

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Many have asked where the inspiration for Up to No Good came from. This story was written at a time in my life where a lot was going on. I’d just left a bad relationship, a good friend of mine had just passed away and I needed an outlet. While the events that are detailed in it are fictional, I …

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Story ideas

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Another of the issues that many writers both new to the craft and veterans face is that they hit a writer’s block and don’t know how to fix it. Much like finding time, the important part of fighting this is remembering that everyone suffers from writer’s block and it’s part of writing. Here are some tips that I’ve found help …

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How to find the time

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Often the one thing that new writers often times struggle with is that they dont know how to find the time to write. Even veteran writers struggle with this and give up because they just cant seem to keep up with every day life and everything else that is going on. For me, as I sit here writing the blog …

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Inspiration

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We’ve all had that one person that walks into our lives and changes our world so drastically that when they walked back out of our lives, we didn’t know what to do. That was where the inspiration for my latest story “Year of The Psycho” started out. Well, really it started out as “Summer of the Psycho” due to a …

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Taylor Swift had it right!

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Ever stop to wonder how a writer gets their inspiration? How they manage to find the exact words to say what you’re going through or to explain how something feels?It’s not always easy to do but it is doable if one thing is remembered, explain what you already know about the situation. For instance, let’s say the emotion you’re trying …

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My writing style…

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What is my writing style? To say that I have only written in one genre would be an understatement. At one point or another in my twelve year writing career I have written in most of the genres out there. Some like Science Fiction and Homosexual Erotica haven’t been what I was looking to write in and the projects go …

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