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Would You Mind if I Made You Immortal?

In the play, Two Gentlemen of Verona, (a Shakespearean comedy converted to a modern musical) one character asks another, in song: Would you mind if I made you immortal?/I naturally ask your permission/I wouldn’t want to make you immortal/unless you … Continue reading

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Using Excel to Write

I use Excel to write fiction. I don’t mean that I write fiction in Excel–it’s a spreadsheet program–not a writing program. But I use it to keep track of the details in my various projects so I can maintain internal … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

While a rose by any other name would indeed smell as sweet, when words are the only way you can show others your character, names can matter a lot. Who would read “Igglesworth and Juliet,” for example? (Ok, I might, … Continue reading

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What a Character

I am a writer. I do lots of different kinds of writing and I am the beneficiary of a long series of writing teachers, both official and otherwise. But in my ability to create a fictional character I am self-taught … Continue reading

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A Novel Process

So…this is getting real; I have a novel coming out. The release date is not set yet, but it should be some time next month. It will be available both electronically and on paper and I will fill up this … Continue reading

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Creative Movie-watching

I watched Skyfall last night, one of the Daniel Craig James Bond movies, not for the first time. I’m actually not a huge James Bond fan–or even a small one, I find most iterations of the character to be jack-asses–but … Continue reading

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