Category Archives: Writing Insights

THE UPS AND DOWNS OF WRITING…PT II: THE GOOD REVIEW

So, we’ve talked about bad reviews…. let’s talk about good ones. Good reviews make us smile, make us want to continue in our writing quest. Bad reviews….. Actually should do the same. Good reviews point people to our writing, our … Continue reading

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THE UPS AND DOWNS OF WRITING…PT. I: THE BAD REVIEW

My first foray into the publishing scene has finally had its first bump……….. Yeah, you guessed it……. I got a bad review of HILL OF GREAT DARKNESS!!! Now, I don’t know about you all, but…….. I am loving every minute … Continue reading

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FOUNDATIONS OF FICTION, PART II: TUNGUSKA

Last week we spoke of HILL OF GREAT DARKNESS and the use of history in a work of fiction. Nothing really new there. I simply used an area of the world with which I was familiar and wove a science … Continue reading

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FOUNDATIONS OF FICTION: TWISTING HISTORY

For me, one of the easiest ways to hook a reader into the story is to use a touch of truth in the mix. History is replete with story fodder and just begs to be used. That was the way … Continue reading

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One Book Down, One To Go…

It’s funny how the excitement of writing, then finishing, then rewriting a book tends (for me, at least) to be an on again/off again, then on again romance. I mean, getting the first manuscript of a new story done then … Continue reading

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(For)Getting the Grade

So, it’s the beginning of another year and I still find myself reading the various posts of folks who have received bad reviews for their books. Now, I understand how we, as writers, are pleased as pickles when someone likes … Continue reading

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Interview With H.C. Beckerr…Part II

How does being a Christian writer influence your writing, your science fiction writing? Oh, my…! It has everything to do with what I write as a follower of the Son of God! We believers know that sometimes the Lord helps … Continue reading

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OF WRITING AND PULLING TEETH

Once upon a time I dreamed of writing a book or two I dreamed of the romance and accolades Thinking that once done, I would have it made. After all, there are men like Hemingway, Twain, and Poe… Women like … Continue reading

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THE REVIEW

I wrote a book you hear me say and it took me longer than a day to put these thoughts down to be read, from start to finish just like a thread. To start with a beginning is the way … Continue reading

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WHY DO WE WRITE WHAT WE WRITE & HOW WE WRITE IT WHEN WE DO WRITE RIGHT

A recent blog post posed the challenge; Write a statement about the purpose of your book. I didn’t take long to respond with; Doing what I was told couldn’t be done. I like a challenge and I like science fiction. … Continue reading

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