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Coming Soon!

As I mentioned a couple of weeks back, I’d closed in on the finish line of my new novel, my 18th at last count. This one proved difficult, and the work dragged on for a great deal longer than usual. … Continue reading

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A Completely Different Take on Collaborations

In a recent post, I explained why I thought collaborating on a novel probably isn’t a good idea. It turns out that two wonderful writer friends of mine have a totally different opinion. I thought it only fair to present … Continue reading

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Be patient! I’m 71,233 words in….

It feels like I’ve been working on my new book for decades. I haven’t, but it sure feels like it. Why? Mostly, I think, because I’m telling it in a fashion I’ve never tried before: first-person narrative. That simply means … Continue reading

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What am I doing here when I could be writing? (Encore)

Most of the fiction writers I know would rather work on new material than spend their energy promoting completed projects. I’ve had agents; I’ve had publishers, and I’ve generated material independently, but no matter how my stories went public, they … Continue reading

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Enough dots already! (Encore)

Someone asked me recently why I wasn’t on Twitter. I almost said, “because I’m already on bourbon.” But then I thought that would be a little too snarky, even if it was true. The real reason is more basic. Based … Continue reading

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Keeping it Simple…

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It’s Easter, 2022; we should rejoice….

Many people around the world find this Christian holiday to be the most important. It’s a day when a profound number of people pray and give thanks for salvation. I imagine a great many people living in Ukraine are praying … Continue reading

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I Already Miss ELM

We typically lament the passing of people we’ve known and loved. But I feel similar emotions about the passing of a wonderful organization called ELM, the Enrichment of Life Movement. Starting some forty years ago, ELM provided an amazing array … Continue reading

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64,382 words into the new book, and suddenly (Encore)

I have this great urge to start killing off characters. It’s probably not even their fault. Although, come to think of it, the way some of them have been acting lately, it’s like they’re asking for it. One player in … Continue reading

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Aw. Not again! We interrupt this program….

My bride and I are finally able to spend some time with a couple grandkids we haven’t seen since the start of the pan-damn-demic. So, I haven’t gotten much writing done in the past few days. None, in fact, and … Continue reading

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