Monthly Archives: September 2014

Caught in the Act

 

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Fiddlewood: Chapter Six

A journey of everlasting existence Camille played with 5-Year-Old Con until nightfall cast a metallic film over the world, setting the stage for her to take him to the top of a hill that was free of overhanging trees, so she … Continue reading

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Letters Home

One practice I use to better understand who my characters are is writing letters from their perspective. The letters home are situated in a particular point in time, which constructs a mental dimension that I can facilitate and utilize in my otherwise third person … Continue reading

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Fiddlewood: Chapter Five

In which an interest sparks Camille and Lolita walked up to a little house in the middle of the forest that rested beneath a gigantic, snow-white cherry blossom tree that stayed in bloom year round. In Fiddlewood, it is said that … Continue reading

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Lolita Buns

Just one of many inspirations for Fiddlewood… I wish I could say Lola was more friendly in reality, but, alas, she is the cat in the tree.

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Fiddlewood: Chapter Four

In which a cat is in a tree Camille stomped through the forest in a flamboyant fluster, swatting at the leaves and kicking at the dirt, because the Flamingos were too ill-bred to understand or appreciate the honor of dancing … Continue reading

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North Star

My grandfather pried this compass off of a German eighty-eight anti-tank / antiaircraft gun that they destroyed in Italy. It reminds me of the sacrifices millions of people made, and continue to make. It keeps me marching in the right … Continue reading

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The Laboratory

I am one of those writers who needs a situated work space to get down to business. Having a spot I can call my own is of the utmost importance. Seeing all of my books and notebooks in one space … Continue reading

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Examination – Evaluation – Extermination

  The flow of the chapter simply did not work for me. The character interactions seemed forced and the prose suffered because of that. Sometimes the best option is to reassess the angle of the chapter and the immediate conflict within it … Continue reading

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Fiddlewood: Chapter Three

Once upon a rapture “I’ve had about enough of this moustache ride,” said Camille to the moustaches. “Put me down this instant,” she demanded. And so, being the literal jokester that they are, the moustaches dropped Camille while they were … Continue reading

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