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Using What Ifs To Generate Story Ideas

I have (over the past two years) written several posts about the idea of using the phrase “What if” as an idea generator for developing a plot. What If novels are often about large historical events, Kennedy’s assassination, the D-Day … 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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Genesis of If a Butterfly – The Very Beginning

The first novel I finished was called If a Butterfly. I started it in November of 2003, and didn’t finish it until October of 2012. This doesn’t mean I worked on it every day for nearly nine years. Other projects … Continue reading

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Writing in the Middle of the Night

I normally don’t cross-post between this blog and my website and Twitter, but I was working on my website today and ran across an account of this incident. It’s directly related to writing, so I thought it would be worth … Continue reading

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