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Naming Names: Chalmer Jagus

Sometimes a character name just floats up to you unbidden, and only later do you see the meaning. That’s how it was for me and the bad guy from The Dark Pool, Chalmer Jagus.

I knew I wanted a name that befit a good ole read more

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Birthing the Fictional Character

Creating a fictional character is a little like giving birth. You can look at all the ultrasounds you want beforehand, but you don’t really know what you’ve given the world until that person emerges into the light.

Still, he or she does come from one read more

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Know What You Write

Anyone who has been around storytelling or aspired to tell stories has heard that old saw: Write what you know. This advice usually gets interpreted as: Write from your own experience.

I’m calling humbug on that.

For years I have been repeating an obscure but read more

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My HuffPo Blog: Hedgzilla vs Finothra

This week’s post is on The Huffington Post. Please visit. read more

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Whence Harriet Tubman High?

Lately it seems like there’s been a lot of attention in the media about the virtues of failure. The trope quite simply goes something like this: You learn more from failure (about yourself, about whatever it is you failed at, about life itself) than you read more

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