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Pitching a Novel: Nailing Your Synopsis

This is the third in a series on pitching your novel, my take on the topic–for many more answers, follow the blog chain led by Joshua Palmatier, editor and author!  In the meantime, read on. . . Personally, I think … Continue reading

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The Query Quandary: Pitching Your Novel

The novel pitching advice and experience continues today, with the all-important query.  For more advice, check out Joshua Palmatier’s hub of all things pitching! Okay, so you’ve got a killer pitch line, and a finished manuscript, and you’re ready for … Continue reading

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Crafting Your Pitch, Elevator Style

This week for all the aspiring novelists out there, Joshua Palmatier invited a bunch of us to share our stories and advice about three stages of pitching a book.  Find more entries here–and happy pitching! I love me a good … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: Elisha Daemon!

Coming February 6, 2018, the fifth and final volume of the Dark Apostle!  Check it out: Just as Elisha thinks he might defeat his enemies, they unleash two terrible weapons:  the holy woman who used to love him, and the … Continue reading

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How to deal with The Walking Dead in the Middle Ages

Here’s a fascinating bit of archaeological evidence for medieval ideas about zombies (then known as revenants)  from a great blog called The Templar Knight:   Source: How to deal with The Walking Dead in the Middle Ages

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“Rogue One” and the Challenge of Prequels

Okay, if you have not yet seen “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” now would be a good time. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.  Unless you don’t mind about spoilers, in which case come on in! “Rogue One” is an interesting … Continue reading

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Medieval Technology: the crane

One of the niftiest things I saw in Germany while I was doing research for Elisha Mancer were the Kranen of Trier–the medieval cranes used to unload boats on the nearby Mosel River.   I was fascinated by these curious round … Continue reading

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