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- Oh, the places a writer’s mind will go!
- Writers: Watch Your Headlines
- The Immune System’s Role in Longevity
- Lord Vayne – Chapter 4
- Romanian research: What’s in a name?
- Lord Vayne – Chapter 3
- Romanian Research – Vampires
- Lord Vayne – Chapter 2
- Romanian research – Owls
- I’ve joined Web Serial Writing Month
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This morning, I went to the restroom to brush my teeth. I work on a university campus, so it was not strange to see a backpack in one of the stalls. What was strange was the complete lack of any … Continue reading
I wanted to have the novel take place in someplace that could be real, so I researched how towns might be named. I eventually chose Liniste Sat, which means quiet village in Romanian. This is a great name because it … Continue reading
I’ve watched so many movies and TV shows with vampires and even read a few books, so I have a general take on what vampires are about. However, there is a historic novel aspect to this work, so I wanted … Continue reading
Here is another sample chapter draft from Lord Vayne. Maria hummed as she walked into the chicken coop. The hens seemed to cluck in tune with her as she reached beneath them to collect the morning’s harvest of eggs. The … Continue reading
When I started writing Lord Vayne, I had never stepped foot in Romania, where a bulk of the novel takes place. The only things I knew about the country I read in Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. So, of course, I … Continue reading
Writers, poets and storytellers need to be marketers and online marketing makes that some much easier. Check out some tips on how to market your creative writing on my other website. The Creative Spirit in Online Marketing Marketing Short … Continue reading
I read this story about how tadpoles become frogs and I love using it as an metaphor for how we should look at obstacles in our lives. I recently included this story in a speech I gave at the Toastmasters … Continue reading
This morning, I accidentally hit the space bar in my browser and the list of suggested search terms was as follows: hollywood walk stars windows system32 config system hollywood walk of fame cuban restaraunts in celebration florida eating too much … Continue reading
Last night, around 12:15 am, I heard someone crying out in the alley behind my apartment. At first, I heard him say something about mercy. Then there as a loud bang and he started shouting, “Nobody help me!” This would … Continue reading