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Posts about the ins and outs of writing.

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Renovating Exiled Heart

What’s your favorite television show? I’m game for anything related to home improvement. I love the way the hosts take a house that’s horribly outdated and in need of repair, strip it down to the studs, and rework it. These contractors see the potential, the good bones the house has, and they turn it into ...continue reading

Jabir's Dirty Little Secret

Blogger’s note:  This week, you’ll hear from Jabir al-Omri, the leading man in Loose Ends as he talks about his time since Panama Deception ended. It’s funny that my life perspective changed when I hit thirty over the summer.  Of course, a lot of what happened this past summer are things that most people my ...continue reading

Alex and the Code

Blogger's Note: For the next three weeks, I'll be blogging about the main characters in the novel Loose Ends. First up is Alex Thornton. Learn what's happened since Panama Deception, especially the code that she swears is her protection. Wait. I’m supposed to tell everyone what I’ve been up to since Panama Deception? Not a ...continue reading

As a reader, have you ever read a book and wondered why a character acted a certain way? Or what happened in their past to drive them in a certain direction? I certainly have. As a writer, I’ll drop in bits and pieces of a character’s past in such a way that by the end ...continue reading

5 Ways to Stay Dedicated to Writing

One of my very wise writer friends stated that when a book comes close to the finished product, opposition arises. She wasn’t kidding. As I’ve neared the end of the road with Loose Ends, my next novel, I’ve found it to be more of a trial than normal. I’ve had opposition beyond my control such ...continue reading