An Interview with Belial from The Demon Always Wins

Posted Sep 28 2018

Today I’m going to ask you to jump over to Ink and Magick to read an interview with Belial fromThe Demon Always Wins. His interviewer is a saucy young witch with scant respect for a venerated demon. D. Lieber, the owner of Ink and Magic, told me it’s the only guest interview she’s ever read where she laughed aloud. And […]

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Welcome!

Posted Feb 2 2014

Same book, new cover!   Whatever the wager, this demon always wins… Seven short weeks. After beating his boss at the poker table, ambitious demon Belial must appease Satan, so he takes on a new bet. If he can get God’s champion to curse God, aloud and in public, within the agreed timeframe, Hell gains […]

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Travelogue Thursday: April in Washington (State)

Posted May 3 2012

Over the weekend, I went to Port Townsend, WA, for a Power Plotting Weekend with the amazing Mary Buckham. (If you’re interested, I’ll share some of what I learned on Fiction Friday.) I flew out early and stayed over another day so I’d have time to sightsee. Took the Light Link Rail from SeaTac into […]

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Channeling Erma

Posted Apr 16 2012

You may have noticed that I haven’t exactly been nurturing this blog lately. I was doing okay until 2012 stomped its big, ugly feet into the room, but since then–not so much. It just feels like I don’t have anything interesting or original to say. (What’s that? That was always true? Perhaps, but I wasn’t […]

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My Little Town Tuesday: Marching into May

Posted Mar 26 2012

Weird weather here over the past couple of weeks. It started the weekend of the time change, verifying my long-held belief that we shouldn’t dick around with the clock. This year, Mother Nature got so confused she skipped ahead two months instead of an hour. The outcome of this sproing forward is that everything that […]

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Fiction Friday: Fifty Shades of Give Me a Break

Posted Mar 19 2012

The hot topic in publishing right now is Fifty Shades of Grey. Originally conceived as fan fiction for Twilight, it was written by an Englishwoman, E.L. James. After it became wildly popular, she changed the names of the characters (but not much–“Emmett” became “Elliott” for example) and a few other basic facts and self-published it […]

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Fiction Friday: Bella, the Ugly Duckling

Posted Mar 8 2012

(Note: It’s come to my attention that after my last, over-the-top post, people are concerned that I totally flipped out and had to be institutionalized. Nope. Just crazy busy working on a new book while simultaneously pursuing my Twilight obsession analysis.) I’ve heard Bella Swan called a great character, a cipher and the worst role […]

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Raisin Rant: The 2012 Sausage Fest

Posted Feb 29 2012

An ABC News Picture Last week, Congressman Darrel Issa convened a panel to discuss the pressing issue of contraceptives for women. Everyone who needed to be there was included. Unless, of course, you think possibly a woman needed to be there. So here’s my question for Congressman Issa: where do you get the giant brass […]

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Fiction Friday: The Twilight Story

Posted Feb 18 2012

(Yeah, I know it’s Saturday Sunday. Give me a break.) Last week we analyzed Twilight using the beat sheet developed by the late Blake Snyder. This week, we’ll look at it based on the precepts of Robert McKee, Hollywood’s grand master teacher of script-writing and author of Story. Assuming Twilight is a story in 3 […]

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Fiction Friday: A Look at Twilight’s Plot a la Blake Snyder’s Beat Sheet

Posted Feb 10 2012

There are many ways to analyze plot structure in novels, plays and movies. The one I’m most familiar with are the Act/Scene/Beat breakdown taught by Robert McKee in his book Story and in his seminars. Another, one that’s probably a little easier for the neophyte, is the beat sheet shared by the late screenwriter Blake […]

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