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Death of a Character – Part 5

This is the continuation of my series about removing a character named Heather from my novel, Such a Dreamer, during rewrites. You can read the previous post here. In this fifth and final installment of “Death of a Character,” Heather and Dane go their separate ways: ~ Heather would be … Continue reading

Death of a Character – Part 4

This is the continuation of my series about removing a character named Heather from my novel, Such a Dreamer, during rewrites. You can read the previous post here. In this segment, Heather hits Dane with some big news. News that will force him to make a major decision about his … Continue reading

Death of a Character – Part 3

This is the continuation of my series about removing a character named Heather from my novel, Such a Dreamer, during rewrites. You can read the previous post here. I really like this next deleted scene, because it’s the first big indication that there’s trouble in paradise. Dane wants to keep … Continue reading

Death of a Character – Part 2

As promised, I’m continuing my tribute to Heather, the character I had erased during a heavy revision of my coming-of-age novel, Such A Dreamer. If you missed the initial post, you can view it here: Death of a Character. The second deleted scene between Dane and Heather is when they … Continue reading

Death of a Character

I’m not sure if “Death of a Character” is the proper title for this post or not. It’s more like a “travel back in a time machine to change the course of events so that a character will never be born in the first place” kind of death. In this … Continue reading

Delays and Other Updates

Unfortunately I have to push back the release date of the new version of The American Scream. This past week got away from me and I wasn’t able to put the manuscript together the way I had envisioned it in time. The new release date will be next Friday, November … Continue reading

Introducing “The Author’s Cut”

What is an Author’s Cut, you ask? Well, at the time I sat down to write this post, I had thought it was my own creative term, representing a concept no publisher would’ve come up with in a billion years. Then, realizing there a few original ideas, I Googled “Author’s … Continue reading

“Thornetta: The Musical” Brings Home Two Stage Play Writing Awards

Over a year ago, when my dear friend Bridget Callaghan asked me to help her pen a musical about a wayward angel looking for redemption, I was extremely excited and beyond flattered. It was a simple but beautiful story idea that had been discussed within her family for many years, … Continue reading

The Twelve Year Novel Revisited

This past summer, I went into great detail on my blog site about my long unfinished novel, Such a Dreamer, and the journey and reasons why—after twelve years since its inception—I had still not completed it. If you didn’t get to read this three part series, which will give you … Continue reading