July Newsletter

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I’m happy to announce The Kill Club was released this month. It was a lot of fun writing this book and I hope you, the reader, have fun reading it. A bit of warning. The Kill Club has a lot of violence in it and over-the-top gore. If you enjoy that sort of thing (like […]

Don’t Muddle your Story

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After you’ve written your first (or second or third) draft, it’s time to go through your manuscript and cut out any unneeded words cluttering it up. Wordiness muddles your message, slows momentum, and drags an anchor through the forward movement of your story. Any of these can reduce tension, anticipation, and intrigue, all essential for […]

June Newsletter

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I’m happy to announce my new release, The Kill Club is coming out July 8th. A bit of warning. The Kill Club has a lot of violence in it and over-the-top gore. If you enjoy that sort of thing (like I do) then you should have a lot of fun with this book. Coming October […]

May Newsletter

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I hope everyone is safe and doing well. I’ve gotten a few thousand emails from my readers asking why I haven’t finished the next Rebecca Watson Crime thriller. I know it’s been a long time coming and she’s definitely overdue for her next adventure. Minutes to Midnight is finally finished and is set to be […]

The Kill Club

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I’m happy to announce my new novel, The Kill Club is available for preorder. Just click on the book below and it will take you to the link. The eBook and print versions will go live July 8th. Here’s a preview of The Kill Club Welcome to The Kill Club—an informal men’s club is set in […]

March Newsletter

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March as you know is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. Why? Because a lot of military campaigns began in the spring. Soldiers march. Right? Or did I make that up? Sounds good to me. Also, Mars the planet is named after Mars the god. Why? Because the planet looks red – it’s […]

Head Hopping

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One of the most difficult concepts for aspiring authors occurs when you bounce around from one character’s perspective to another, revealing the inner thoughts and feelings of multiple characters, without a proper scene break or clear signal. When you ping-pong back and forth between different characters’ viewpoints this is called head-hopping. Here’s a simple example. […]

Targeting Enemy Words

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Writers are notorious for their love of words. Because of this, we have a hard time targeting certain words as enemies. If you don’t take the time to dig deep in your manuscript, searching for enemy words, you risk weakening your story. This robs the reader of your full potential and they may decide to […]