Monthly Archives: August 2011

Hilda – The Challenge

It took a while, but the third book in the Hilda series, Hilda – The Challenge is now available on And this is the last post for a while, as I am going on a vacation to recharge the batteries! Be well, dear reader, I will return in a few weeks.

Have you paid your Adobe tax today?

As found on The Digital Reader: Have you paid your Adobe tax today? August 17th, 2011 by Nate Hoffelder I was writing the post earlier about the new ebookstore and it inspired me to pen this little rant about DRM on ebooks. I’m going to focus today on Adobe because that’s one of the dominant form of DRM on the ebook… (more…)

Usually writing is fun

There are times that it is a bit of a challenge. For the Charisma story I am trying to combine new clothes, football and a bus in the current chapter, and perhaps flowing those into the next one. The first attempt did not go very well. The second did not go very well either. It is probably time to do… (more…)

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Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning. I wanted to know what I was going to say. – Shannon O’Brien

What’s in a name?

From one author to another: how important are character names to you? (Of course, all dear readers are invited to read on.) Do you carefully search and select names for your characters? For all of them? Or just for the main character(s)? I’m quite picky about names of the main characters in my stories. I usually know what I want… (more…)

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It’s easy to lose the energy you need for a long piece unless the characters are surprising you and showing you something new every week or even every month or every other paragraph. – Alice McDermott