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Writing Tip: Creating a lasting antagonist

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As I continue forging ahead with the writing of a novel based around a fictional recovery of Blackbeard’s Lost Treasure, I am at a point where it is time to introduce my antagonist. I thought I’d take this opportunity while it is fresh on my mind to let you in on how my process for creating a villain. Read the rest of this entry »

The Broken Ankle Chronicles: Day 34

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   We made it. My walking boot and I, that is.
   My wife and I had this trip to Edisto Island in South Carolina planned for months, and I wasn’t going to let a broken ankle stop us from coming.
   The first morning of our stay, we were greeted with torrential downpours. However, the clouds gave way to sunny skies in the afternoon and warm temperatures. We sat on the beach for a little over an hour.
   We have to leave early in the morning on New Year’s Eve, but any trip to Edisto, no matter the length and weather, is always worth it.
   The good news is, I should be able to go without the walking boot one week from today.

Insight into an a writer’s mind from Arthur C. Clarke

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“There is no way of demonstrating that a writer is neglecting his job; even his snores are deafening, his subconscious may be hard at work.”

– Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C Clarke in his home office in Sri Lanka
Arthur C Clarke in his home office in Sri Lanka (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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The Broken Ankle Chronicles: Day 23

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I’m officially more than halfway through with the six week recovery from my broken ankle. Much of the pain and swelling has gone away. I can put a like weight on it, but gingerly and not for too long. I believe I’m on target to be able to go without the walking boot at the six-week mark, January 6th. Read the rest of this entry »