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Blog Schedule

Blog schedules are a way to organize a blog site. I use one to tell me when I should be writing a blog. this helps me to ensure that I have a blog to post every week. it has a

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Daydreams as a tool

My writing process involves playing scenes in my head as daydreams. I use daydreaming to play out possible scenarios in my head to try to work out the most likely outcomes. It’s like running a simulation only the simulation is

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The Final Stage of Writing

The last stage of writing is only the last stage if you plan to publish your work. Of course, I’m talking about publishing. Once you have the work polished to your satisfaction, you will have to try selling it. If

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Posted in Fiction, Writing Fiction, Writing Techniques

Publication Announcement: The Christmas Book

I am pleased to announce that my third book, The Christmas Book is available now, at Smashwords, as a pre-order and will be available for download November 1. The print edition will be available soon at Amazon, and CreateSpace. Patrick

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Letting go

I had to let go of some fear when I published my first novel, Accidental Colony. It did rather well, I think, for a first book that had no promotion for it. In case you didn’t know, it’s available as

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Publication Announcement

Regular readers of my blog know about the story that I have been posting here over the past few months. It follows the investigation of a cat serial killer and the team of investigators who investigated the crimes and brought

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Writer’s Block

I am blocked. It strikes every writer, regardless of who they are or what they once wrote. The dreaded writer’s block hits indiscriminately. There is only one cure for writer’s block. That is to force each word out into coherent

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