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The Final Pitch for If a Butterfly

My previous post was about starting to split a very long novel into two parts. I started working on that a few days ago, and it’s going well. There will be a few posts about that process over the next … Continue reading

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Baguette Moments

One of the great things about languages is that some words and phrases can have multiple meanings. This is especially true of English, since we have borrowed so much from so many other languages. As writers, this allows us a … Continue reading

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Genesis of If a Butterfly – The Plot Thickens (A Little)

In the last post I established that I thought my cast of characters was complete, or was it? They were all lined up neatly on the butterfly’s route (a teacher in Canada, a rock deejay in Virginia, a scientist in … Continue reading

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Genesis of If a Butterfly – Character Decisions

Okay, by this time I had six main characters (a lot to juggle, I know), but with NaNoWriMo just weeks away at this point, my biggest worry was finding a way for these characters to inhabit a location (possibly on … Continue reading

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If a Butterfly (Monarch Migration Update)

The book I’ve been posting about for the past couple of weeks, If a Butterfly, follows the migration of one particular Monarch butterfly as it tries to fly from Canada to Mexico. The journey my Monarch takes is no more unusual … Continue reading

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Genesis of If a Butterfly – Decisions, Part Deux

In the last post, I talked about the idea of constructing the plot of If a Butterfly around a Monarch butterfly, on its annual migration from Canada to Mexico, interacting with characters who happened to be in its path. The … Continue reading

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Genesis of If a Butterfly – Decisions, Decisions

In the previous post, I talked about how the idea for my first novel, If a Butterfly, originally formed. It was early Fall, 2003, and I had been trying to develop a plot idea for NaNoWriMo, which was then about … Continue reading

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