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Brainstorming With A Toddler: A Glimpse at My New Writing Process

Have you ever brainstormed with a toddler? No? Well, until recently, neither had I. A couple of months ago I entered a short flash piece to a contest that, sadly, didn’t make it past the first round of judging. Although I was kinda bummed, this actually frees me up to flesh out the story much more …

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Another ‘Behind the Scenes’ look at “Jophi’s Journey”

As I begin working on chapter 7 of Jophi’s Journey, I thought I’d give you all another “behind the scenes” look at some of my processes for rewriting this Hans Christian Anderson tale. Every Hero Needs an Arc First of all, it’s been hard. Haha. When is writing not hard, though? One of the most difficult …

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How “The Travelling Companion” became “Jophi’s Journey”

In 2011, I was in another writer’s group with a few friends of mine. We called ourselves The League of Extraordinary Scribes. That group is no longer active, but the story that I’m currently working on started from a contest we were doing. Life soon got in the way, and until recently I feared that …

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