Why I Write Fantasy: The Self-employed Edition

When I was a young lad, imagining I’d have five novels published by twenty one and be as successful as David Eddings because I was going to write the same number of books (this was Belgariad era Eddings), I never put any thought to the business side of writing. I was going to write, get …

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Why I Write Fantasy: To go to a School and try to Explain Why I Write Fantasy

I would like to thank Steven Craig and Parker Performing Arts School for inviting myself and the ever excellent Cheryl Carpinello in for a sequence of Q&A sessions with four classes of engaged and enthusiastic pupils today. I really enjoyed meeting the students and burbling on at length about many aspects of writing and fantasy …

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Meet the Author… and buy Christmas presents for the readers in your life!

This December I will be a vendor up in Georgetown CO, at the Christmas Market Book Nook. It runs over the first two weekends in December and showcases a great deal of Coloradan writing talent! Fiction, non-fiction, genres of every flavour, there is something for everyone, and all wrapped up with a bow of getting …

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The Writing Life: Work and Writing Part 1: The Overview

I’ve been meaning to write about the struggles of managing work and writing for a long time. I’ve written, or tried to write in a lot of different circumstances, and it is hard to say which, if any, has been the best option. Obsessive teen living on a farm with not much else to do? …

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The Writing Life: The Long Road of Line Editing

What is line editing? Well, if developmental edits are big picture issues looking at story, plot, character and setting among other things, and copy editing is getting down to the nuts and bolts of grammar, then line editing exists somewhere in between. Line editing is taking your manuscript to a spa: to sweat off the …

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