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Wow, just learned a whole bunch that has saved me a ton of heartache.  I watched all of the “How To Write A Series” first week course.  I found out that I need to write a stand-alone novel that hints at the broad themes and problems the series I want to create will handle.  This is not a bad thing in the least.  This piece of information made me re-think my first novel completely.  I can have everything building in the background while the characters are dealing with the fallout that needs to occur before the big whammy falls into place in the following novels.  It make sense.  In today’s world, . . . Continue reading


A quick post tonight, as I’m going to be heading for bed very soon.  I’m learning what really drives people emotionally and externally.  It is making so much sense now.  I’ve also downloaded a freeware mind mapping program, so I can get my ideas down quicker, in blips as they occur.  I’m able to see how my mind is functioning as well.  I’ve gone through quite a bit of reading, note-writing, and an exercise today on the FMC.  I will be following it up with additional characters who are major.  Then I will be adding depth to them piece by piece as I go through.  Holly also started her “How To Write A Series Course” 

Here is the link to her teaser:  http://hollylisle.com/HTWAS-teaser.html?awt_l=FLk6p&awt_m=1b9.6FrkcJt9gP

Tomorrow, I will be heading out to my semi-local coffee shop to get a cup of joe and use their wi-fi so I can download the videos to that course as well.   My dial-up is hating Mb transfers.  5 kbps is not fun for this.  I’m betting most of you guessed it, I’m going to do each of the clinics alongside the Write a Series course, because that is what I had planned anyway 😉     Hmm. . . I wonder if I’m a little touched in the head?  Nah.  Just driven at the moment, at least I hope so.  Well, good night and sweet dreams!

Alright, second entry coming your way.  This is going to outline what I plan for the blog. 

 I’m using it as a,  “get my butt in gear”, cattle prod and inviting everyone to come along for the ride.   First things first, I will be writing a novel.  It has many sides to it that will require blending including scientific theory (sci-fi), paranormal, high fantasy, and romance.  As my friend, Daniel, said, “It’s a geeky fantasy.”   That’s the goal here.  Continue reading