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How to Write When You Don’t Feel Up to It

Sometimes, especially lately, it’s hard to do the creative work you want to do. I’ve used a bunch of tricks to get around the blocks. I offer them here, in hopes they’ll inspire you. If you have tricks of your … Continue reading

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Raena’s Foremothers: Trinity

I’ve written about a lot of the female characters who inspired Raena Zacari in my Wake of the Templars trilogy, but I wanted to talk about the most direct visual parallel. From the opening of The Matrix, when the police … Continue reading

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Survivor Narratives

The day I moved into my dorm, alone for the first time in my life, my room phone rang. I was desperately lonely. I didn’t know a single person on campus. I thought it might be my mom. The man … Continue reading

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Why I dedicated Kill By Numbers to Brian

Brian Thomas and I met when I was still in high school, at a meeting of the Flint Area Writers Club. Brian was a storyteller, full of adventure and fun. I was – and continue to be – in awe of … Continue reading

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Raena Zacari & Jessica Jones

When I was writing the Templar novels, I didn’t read much beyond magazines and Facebook, because I didn’t want to subconsciously borrow anything from sources that weren’t already in my head. For the same reason, I didn’t watch much that … Continue reading

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