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New Thanksgiving Video: M. B. Weston’s Corner – What Writers are Thankful For (tongue in cheek, of course)

It’s Thanksgiving, and what better way to celebrate the holiday than by sharing what we writers are most thankful for. From our gratitude to writing (which gives us an excuse to avoid people), to cliches and passive voice (which help … Continue reading

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Character Development: Using your Character’s Thoughts

When I give character development writing workshops, I discuss the five ways you can show character as express your character’s personality: Appearance Actions Words (dialect, vocabulary, etc.) Perceptions Thoughts Showing a character’s thoughts in well-timed doses can illuminate and help … Continue reading

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New Video: M. B. Weston’s Corner: Show, Don’t Tell Using Dialogue

Today we’re talking about how to Show, Don’t Tell in your writing using dialogue, and what better way to illustrate the importance of dialogue than to bring on the character Wilson from Cast Away as a special guest. In this video, I’m … Continue reading

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Writing Diary: How I Became More Productive

Time management skills have eluded me since grade school. Okay, that’s not true. Time Management and I might have been friends had I not already been involved in close relationships with Procrastination and Distraction. Throughout the years, I have tried … Continue reading

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Writing Diary: When the Story Takes Over the Writing

It never fails. In every novel or novella I have written, the story decides about four-fifths of the way through to scrap my original ending and take a hard turn somewhere else. Every. Single. Time. The next Lodestone installment was … Continue reading

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Today’s ContraFlow Schedule – 10/05/14

This is my panel schedule for ContraFlow this weekend in New Orleans. I’ll also be at the Dark Oak table signing books–especially my newest Elysian Chronicles short story in the Realms of Imagination urban fantasy anthology, The White Rider! Be … Continue reading

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Today’s ContraFlow Schedule – 10/04/14

This is my panel schedule for ContraFlow this weekend in New Orleans. I’ll also be at the Dark Oak table signing books–especially my newest Elysian Chronicles short story in the Realms of Imagination urban fantasy anthology, The White Rider! Be … Continue reading

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