Category Archives: Writing

Book Launch Soon to Come

My newest novel, The Twisted Towers, an epic fantasy, will be launching soon.  I’m planning an online launch party, and all my blog followers are invited. I want to welcome those of you who have signed up recently to follow … Continue reading

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What I Do All Day

I retired from teaching many years ago. Shortly before I retired I was getting my hair done in the beauty parlor and commenting to the beautician about how wonderful it would feel to retire. A woman who happened to be … Continue reading

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Promotional Ponderings

Like many authors I know, I love writing but hate the job of promoting what I’ve written. It takes time away from writing, and to be frank, I’m terrible at it. But when you’ve an indie author, you have to … Continue reading

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Our Changing Grammar

As a fan of the original Star Trek series, I well recall Scotty saying on occasion, “Ya canna break the laws of physics, Captain.” Well, the laws of physics may be immutable, but the laws of grammar definitely are not. … Continue reading

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Not a Harry Potter Knockoff

My novel A School for Sorcery was published in hard cover in 2002 and came out in trade paperback as part of Tor’s Starscape series of fantasy and science fiction novels for teens in August 2003. Given those publication dates, … Continue reading

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Description Conundrum

Today’s blog raises a question I don’t have an answer for: How much description is too much, and how little description is too little?  When I write, I tend to be spare in regard to description. I think it’s largely … Continue reading

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Grammar Still Matters

In this age of social media, when people post everything from what they ate at their most recent meal to political and social commentary, often in haste and with little regard to spelling and grammar, we may well conclude that … Continue reading

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