Picture this. To the ends of the Earth.

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. Show us a photo you took that you’re most proud of. Tell us about it. Cape Horn 1980 As many of you will know, I spent all of … Continued

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Apparently, there’s supposed to be a plan.

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. Do you set business goals as a writer? What are they for the 4th quarter, and have you started planning 2021? Am I supposed to do that?  Is … Continued

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They’re just figments, but they’re mine. And I love the places they take me.

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. Tell us what you love the most about your work in progress. Which one? I currently have eight half-finished stories, seven of them are sequels and one is … Continued

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Fortune or Glory. What keeps you going?

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. Even if you knew you would never sell another book, would you keep writing? The short answer is yes, I would. For one very simple reason. The concept … Continued

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What of the Heroes Journey?

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. Does anyone write stream of consciousness or capers anymore, or has the Hollywood hero’s journey ruined that? Once again, I had to look stream of consciousness up, it’s … Continued

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The draft, getting it right the first time.

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. Do you hurry through a first draft, or are you conscious of flaws as they go down? Has that changed over time? Before I answer that, I need … Continued

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Story Arc. Can you see the future?

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. What is story arc to you? Oh no, not another technical prompt! Although this time at least it’s not grammar. I sort of get the idea of story … Continued

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Adverbs everywhere

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. Are adverbs really the devil? If they sneak in occasionally, does it mean we’re lazy? As I’ve said to you many times before, I don’t do grammar. I … Continued

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