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At the Crossroads of common literary decency with Acoustic Guitar Magazine

There is a common literary technique accompanied by a lesser-known phrase, known as the In medias res—a latin phrase for “in the middle of things.” The tactic is used to suck a reader in to the main vortex of a … Continue reading

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Wow, am I easily derailed

It seems only like yesterday, I was pontificating, ruminating, cogitating, deliberating and prevaricating about wanting to write my book–complete with the breathless declaration that I had completed the first chapter. Then, I went to McCloud on a church.family camp thingamabob.  I … Continue reading

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Weird. I finished the introductory chapter

Not sure how I’m supposed to feel about this.  Last night, under what felt like a complete lack of motivation, I finished the introductory chapter that defines the protagonist . . . which is really an antagonist if you want … Continue reading

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Written: the first sentence of my first novel 

Unbelievable. After EIGHT LONG YEARS of having the idea for my first fictional offering in my head, I managed to grab my Iphone, open the “notes” app, and scrawl the first thirteen words. And suddenly, I feel this immense sense … Continue reading

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Researching Robert Johnson and the blues

One thing is for sure.  When dealing with a legend–especially a Faustian legend, it appears multiple players are going to enter the picture battling for supremacy. I learned this the minute I stated researching blues legend Robert Johnson, and the … Continue reading

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