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The Blurb

Sixteen year old Princess Willoe is to be sent away in seclusion prior to being married off as a political necessity, rather than be allowed to fulfill her dreams of competing in a man’s world . Meanwhile her twin, Prince Rowyn, is being forced to take up a soldier’s life with men who show him no love, rather than retreating into a life of study and contemplation.…

The Writer’s Toolbox

There are lots of different things that a Writer can do to improve their writing skill and thereby allowing them to create better manuscripts. Take a class. Read a lot of books in your genre – if the books are written well. Reading a lot of books that were badly written might make your writing, well…it might end up being worse than when you started.…

Muse to Muse

I just got back from vacation and had a great time. Spent time in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (home of the rich and famous) for my brother’s 70th BDay. His wife had made arrangements for him to play in the PGA Honda Classic Pro-Am and he got to spend the day playing golf with one of the Pros (Ken Duke).…

Revision on the Mountain Top

Peter in JulianSorry for not Posting more often. I have been working really hard on the Revision of Dragon Called (the new name for Book One of my series) and proud to say I am halfway through Revision. My lovely wife sent me away to the mountains for a week, for my $%@ Birthday, so I could power through the second quarter of the Revision process.…

Why are You Writing this Book?

I had finally started my Revision and was plugging away. But unfortunately I wasn’t really doing it correctly. The idea for Lesson one of How To Revise Your Novel (HTRYN) is to read through your entire manuscript with some specific Worksheets nearby, making notes and associating specific pages and lines with notes on the Worksheets.…

Funk Bluebirds from Hell

I finished the First Draft of Book One at the end of November. Oh Halleluiah. I was so excited. I couldn’t believe it. After 40 years I finally finished a novel that I thought could be published. What a feat, what a dream.

At the time there were fireworks going off, the sun shone (actually it was cloudy out and just a ray of sunlight shone down on me), and then believe it or not (try to believe – it is Christmas time) a half-dozen bluebirds started to circle my head like a halo.  …

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