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Joining the dark side: Instagram

I've joined the dark side and am now using Instagram. You can follow me there at the usual handle @babylontales. Here is a taste of the magic I produce there. https://www.instagram.com/p/BdJXpiWji0c/?taken-by=babylontales https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba9ed4dD64h/?taken-by=babylontales  

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Rejection can go both ways in publishing

I wanted to share some thoughts I learned about publishing over the past two years. What happened over the past two years, you ask? I was shopping our collaborative novel GUN around to publishers off and on in those years. It wasn't an always on experience, and sometimes I felt bad about that. And sometimes I'd… Continue reading Rejection can go both ways in publishing

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I’m feeling pretty good about my writing WRITE NOW

Ever since last Fall, I took on a couple of writing projects. The first was publishing the Josephine the Dragon stories by Taylor Christine on the blog. The second was writing the next installment in the I Will Kill You for $5 project. But, alas, it felt like I had really fallen behind on the blog and writing… Continue reading I’m feeling pretty good about my writing WRITE NOW

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How do writers cope with rejection?

Writers receive a great deal of rejection in life. All writers are convinced their stories are the cotton candy of carnival desires. That their stories are so savory and sweet that they melt on your tongue when devoured. And why not? Writers bleed words into sentences, into paragraphs, into chapters, into sections, into parts, into… Continue reading How do writers cope with rejection?

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On Writing (Part 3): Narrative Should be Confident

A common thing to do with narrative is to have doubt, lack confidence. I catch myself doing this sometimes. I think it's OK for characters to have doubt internally and express that through narrative, or dialogue. But sometimes that doubt bleeds through into narrative. The narrator's voice should be confident, and harbor no doubt. Typically this is… Continue reading On Writing (Part 3): Narrative Should be Confident