Monthly Archives: July 2010

I miss Westerns

            As a kid, I grew up watching Westerns with my parents.  I still love a good Western.  Give me John Wayne, Glenn Ford, Clint Eastwood, Jimmy Stewart or any one of the ones directed by John Ford.  It seems … Continue reading

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Predators (movie review)

Review of the film Predators Continue reading

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Get it all out in the beginning

I discuss the three things I always try to do with a first draft. Continue reading

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Don’t write yourself in a corner

I explain ways to end a story allowing for characters to be reused. Continue reading

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Research is your friend

I discuss the importance of research. Continue reading

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Know your history

            Previously I talked to you about keeping notes on your characters so that you can make quick reference if need be, today I want to talk about a part of writing that I love: creating history.  I have worked … Continue reading

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