Category Archives: First Draft

The Big Picture

I’ve been on fire re-writing chapter after chapter. Character conflict and resolution, a story arch, new character insights, and fixing how to advance the story without giving away the end. I was seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with a current goal of March for a potential release of Nine-Mile Bridge. I’m going to do this! Continue reading

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Keeping Up with NaNo-Writing Goals?

That being said, I’m pretty thrilled to be working on a new novel. It too is a thriller but with a scifi slant. Continue reading

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Building Walls and Novels by the Seat of my Pants.

Hello once again readers, I’m back! Thank you so much for returning to the silly ramblings that I, the Writing Fisherman, casts out. August came in hard and wet for me and was one of my more difficult months I’ve had in … Continue reading

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3 Writing Lessons I’ve (Re-)Learned in the Past Year.

Having that deadline forced me to allot time each day to writing and in doing so created a rhythm which my story fed off of. Continue reading

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Writing for a Livin’

I struck out many, many times sending queries to different magazines, typically trying to peddle my adventures as a stay-at-home Dad with two baby girls. Let me tell you, I had plenty to share! Continue reading

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An Adventure to Write About

Spending the day listening to other authors speak on various subjects was a real treat as we had both traditionally published authors, and independent ones. Continue reading

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The Benefits of a Writing Club

I’m trying to get a little more prolific with my blogging, so here I am a week later with a new one.  As always, thank you, for stopping by my blog! I’ve clearly somehow misled you into believing I have … Continue reading

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Revising/Editing is fun … Right?!

My past endeavors have been halfhearted, or worse yet they start off like fire then die miserably before I inevitably lose interest. Anyone else have a stack of half written manuscripts like myself? Continue reading

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