Category Archives: Writing

An Ode to Mary Stewart

On the 101st anniversary of novelist Mary Stewart, I reflect on her inspiration. Continue reading

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Historical Perspective and the Modern Audience

Balancing historical sensibilities for the modern reader is one of the biggest challenges for the historical fiction author. Continue reading

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Because it happened: How not to write historical fiction

A historical fiction writing tip: Make it happen, instead of writing about it happening. Continue reading

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The Dreaded Bio

Writing a bio and revealing the inner sanctum leads to an exercise in procrastination. Continue reading

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When did I become a pizza critic?

Being a writer makes for being a critical reader–like a pizza critic. Continue reading

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Don’t speak to Bob

How to defeat every writer’s frenemy, As-You-Know-Bob. Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: The Finish Line and John Cleese

NaNoWriMo is over and I look forward to more play time. Continue reading

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