Monthly Archives: June 2012

Using Visuals When Writing

One of the things I really need when I’m working on a story is something that I can actually look at, that will give me an idea of how something looks, works, is sized.  Several series of books are chock-full … Continue reading

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How on Earth Do You Write – Some Observations

Snippets from discussions on process and necessities in writing: I seldom visualize the beginning of a novel. Usually I have an idea for a happening or series of happenings upon which the novel is based. Writing their progression almost always … Continue reading

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Refreshment for the Soul

Someone sent me a link to this presentation some years ago.  It is a virtual tour of a Chinese landscape scroll ‘Along The River During the Ching-Ming Festival’.  This is a theme and depiction that is considered a classic, and … Continue reading

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In with the new…

I have at least two projects underway in any given time.  This has several benefits: It helps to minimize the strange sense of grieving I suffer from when I’ve finished a story and am no longer dealing with a group … Continue reading

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Some Eye Candy

El Alcazar de Segovia: this is from a Flickr gallery with the title Castillos de Espana http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexhangdog/galleries/72157625736427028

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City of Refuge – Title page done

This book had a cover redesign, and I took the occasion to insert a map and expand the Afterword.  The book will be the subject of a Goodreads giveaway mid-month.  Meanwhile, I redid the title page: That involved a fair … Continue reading

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