October 2017 Mid-Month Updated

I’ve waited twenty years for that feeling.

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The Creation Process: How a Song Can Shape a Short Story

I am inspired by music much the same way background music in a movie or TV show cues you to feel a certain way. When you hear gentle, sentimental music you're being prepped for an emotional scene. Likewise, if you hear upbeat, exciting music chances are you're...
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Emotional and Mental Challenges of Wilderness Living

Wilderness living is not without its challenges, but the rewards still vastly outweigh the difficulties.

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Mid-September Update 2017

It’s the middle of September already. I don’t know where the summer went. The leaves are changing at my house, and the temperatures have already dropped significantly. The apples are almost ready, and my thoughts are turning to winter preparations. The last few weeks...
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The Craft of Writing: Shadowplay

Why use foreshadowing.

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August 2017 Mid-month Update

It’s been a strange two weeks. While I’ve been productive in the sense of book plotting, I’ve been too exhausted and busy to get to my other creative outlets. I’m behind on everything. Emails piled up, and the to-do list is overflowing. Self-employment is a 24/7...
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