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No more blog.


I’m now turning my full attention to writing fiction. Perhaps the blog will be revived in the future but as of now it has come to an end.

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How Learning the Ins and Outs of Writing Ruined Me…and How to Not Let it Ruin You

Once upon a time I had a story to tell. It took me two years to tell that story and I’d never taken so much joy in anything before.

If you’re a writer, you can probably relate.

I was an amateur, I was ignorant in the field of writing fiction. Not in a bad way. More in the high-apple-pie-in-the-sky-hopes kind of way. And I enjoyed every minute of it.

When I finished that book, I sought to further my knowledge of fiction. And that’s when the wild fire began. I spent two years of nothing but research. Researching fiction, writing, grammar, history, and what works for other authors. I learned a lot. I’ll admit it, shamefully…I’ve learned more from teaching myself in the last two years than what high school and college combined had failed to teach me.

I learned plot, characters, storylines, climaxes, backstory, Mary Sue, the oxford comma, theme, structure, antagonists, protagonists, stereotypes, goals, motivations, dialogue, outlining, setting, style, and the ever elusive symbolism. And that’s just skimming the tip top of the aspects of fiction. Of what you need to know to make it in this business…

Of what I failed to carry out for years.

During my research there were many times I attempted to write a novel.

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Updates and Changes

You’ve probably already noticed the changes I’ve made here on my blog, and I’m here to tell you that this is just the beginning. I’m making a slight transition from wordpress to my own website on my own domain.

WordPress probably won’t be happy with me.

I’m not leaving altogether, not until I know if this is a good move for me. If having my own domain turns out to be a fluke then you’ll find me back here. However, I’m very much enjoying my new website so far.

So why am I writing to let you guys know?

Because I want you to make the move with me! Without you guys I would be out of business.

So if you would, click on the link below. It will take you to my new blog. Give it a look and let me know what you think. Too difficult to understand? Let me know. Too inconvenient? Let me know. You love it? Let me know. I would love to hear from you guys.


If you like hanging out better over there then subscribe to my RSS feed (shoot me an email or private message if you need help with RSS) and unfollow my blog here at WordPress. If it turns out that my website is a bigger hit than my blog here, then I’ll end up deleting my WordPress blog. 😦

Until then, I’ll continue to keep my WordPress blog updated with my latest posts that will eventually link back to my website.

Hope you guys enjoy!