Monthly Archives: June 2012

When writers congregate

Lately, my facebook feed has been filled with stories and pictures and energy from about three-fourths of the people on my friends list as they return from Seton Hill University’s In Your Write Mind Workshop ( and those attending as … Continue reading

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Who we are, who we were, and who we are yet to become are all defined by passion. Everyone chooses to focus their passion in different ways. Some people spend more time believing in their favorite sports teams than they … Continue reading

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100 Books to Read Before you Die

I saw a link to someone else’s page commenting on 100 Books to Read Before You Die, and I found this website┬áthat appears to have a list. I don’t know if this is the correct list, but I thought … Continue reading

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Story origins

I hate camel spiders. Really, honestly, truly hate them. They are unbelievably fast, they like to jump, are hugely creepy, and very aggressive. We caught a couple during one of my extended research trips and the whole under belly portion … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Rising Thunder by David Weber

As I work to get back to a more normal schedule, I’m hoping to be able to post a book review every Monday, a movie review every Friday, and hopefully something writerly on Wednesdays. That should help get me more … Continue reading

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The Hero? Or the Villain?

During a recent discussion with a fellow writer concerning character traits, we talked a bit about heroes and villains and how most villains don’t go around calling themselves the villain in their head. Some villains do, like in Dr. Horrible’s … Continue reading

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