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Jun11

Character evolution: from a-hole to likable

Character evolution is one of those tricky things that cannot be forced by the writer’s hand but is necessary for a good story. If you’ve watched There will be blood, Citizen Kane, and the tv show Breaking Bad. It’s all about how supposedly good and well-natured characters turn evil.... 

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Jun04

Plot who creates it? It’s not the author.

According to Dictionary.com the definition of a plot is: The plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic work, as a play, novel, or short story. Or according to wikipedia: Plot is a narrative (and, traditionally, literary) term defined as the events that make up a story,... 

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May14

Top 5 things I learned writing The Silver Ninja

Without a doubt, writing The Silver Ninja has been an incredible learning experience for me. From understanding the process of publishing a book, to improving my writing via short stories, to understanding how to create compelling characters, writing that book has given me hard lessons in what constitutes good... 

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Mar13

Preview for The Silver Ninja: Indoctrination Cover Art

Umm. Isn’t this awesome? Enjoy another short excerpt from book 2: One by one the vintage street lamps that dotted the road flickered to life. Cindy shifted in the leather passenger seat of the SUV and watched the people slowly emerge from their tents and beach houses. The sea... 

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Mar10

Why I almost deleted The Silver Ninja 2

I’m taking a short break from editing to talk about how close I’ve come to throwing this book in the garbage. I know, ironic isn’t it? While I was writing the book I felt confident, I felt good, I felt really proud that the sequel to The Silver Ninja... 

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