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Why do I write?

I suppose this is a question that is something every budding writer asks. I assume they ask anyway. It seems to be a little like why paint, or garden or any other drive. The difference is that with a garden you can sit back and look at your work and enjoy. Or have guests come and admire your work.

Painting is the same. There it is, the art, on the wall for all to see.

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What I learned from my mom

In an earlier post, I wrote about the biggest thing I learned from my dad. It was not what most people would have supposed. I might not have even guessed it until after he passed away which is too bad. There is a Mike and the Mechanics song from way back that talked about that.

Today I want to focus on what I learned from my mom.

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What I learned from my dad

The spring when I was thirteen, I was moving up a level in baseball. I was going from the iconic Little League to the lesser-known Senior Little League. This was the next level for those players who want to continue the sport through the early teen years. Of course, that also meant fewer, more serious players. These were the players who loved the game beyond just pleasing their parents.

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Complex Character

Complex Character – Even the Bad Guys

All characters in a story should have a complex personality.
A full complex character history.
Even the bad guys.

Enzo is that guy in The Judas Legacy.
You’ll catch yourself empathizing with him as you root against him!

Flawed Fathers

Timing is incredibly serendipitous. My last entry was about the themes in my manuscript. Accidently, or accidentally on purpose, there… Read More »Flawed Fathers

Genre, Lane

In Your Lane

Reading books is a curious pastime. We plunge into the book hoping it will take us away.

If it’s fiction, we’re hoping it will take us to a new world we never knew before or introduce us to a new character we identify with.

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