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How to Write an Action Scene

Action scenes are devilishly difficult things to write. I struggled with the beginning of my novel for months because of it – writing and rewriting action sequences until they worked. My hard work and perseverance seems to have paid off though, so much in fact that I was recently asked […]

June 6, 2013

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Finally … I can go back to work!

You know you’re in the right job when you can’t wait to get back to work.  The holidays were fantastic, but I missed my story.  Since I already have ideas for books two and three, I’m anxious to finish writing book one. My laptop has been out of commission most […]

January 3, 2013

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Monet & Me: the Art of Action Scenes

Actions scenes are tough to write.  Don’t believe me?  Try writing one – then let me know how you make out.  The problem is, there are precious few writing courses or “how to” books that teach a budding author how to do it properly.  Worse still, even fewer authors can […]

August 7, 2012

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My Muse

The gods of creative energy have a twisted sense of humour.  First they instill in us an obsessive need to produce something from nothing (a novel, a musical score, a sculpture etc).  Then they stand back and let us flounder around in our potential.  It’s almost like they’re testing us; […]

July 19, 2012

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When in doubt, spit it out

Yesterday was nuts.  Errand day makes me tired and cranky, so you can imagine the mood I was in 10:00 last night when I finally sat down to work on the book.  I’m at a point in chapter five when two of my main characters meet for the first time, […]

July 12, 2012

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