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Sometimes the journey is only the beginning . . . Michael Archer might not have been able to save Ben Carstairs, but he vowed to carry out Ben’s dying wish...
In the 1870s American West, Michael Archer, wracked by guilt over having killed once again, embarks on a mission to clear the name of a man wrongly executed for murder...

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Recent Blog Posts

The Who of Your Story World

In the previous two blogs on story world (The Where of Your Story and The When of Your Story) we discussed the where and when of our story world. The where and when of our story is information we need to know before we write, “It was a dark and …

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THE WHEN OF YOUR STORY

When your story takes place is as crucial as where your story takes place. The first blog in this series, Building Your Story World, talked about the where of our story. This week, let’s focus on the when of our story because when our story takes place will have serious …

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Building Your Story World

All right, you’re feeling ready to start your novel. You’ve got your characters. You’ve got your plot. Now comes the next big question. Where does your story take place? When does your story take place? These two questions are crucial for creating the settings in which and with which your …

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What’s Holding You Back?

Is something holding you back from pursuing your dreams? My dream is to be the best writer I can be. Yet there are days when that seems so far away, I want to give up. I’ve learned that when this happens, the major factor behind it is fear. Fear I …

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The End

You’ve typed “The End” on your manuscript. You’ve had it critiqued and edited. You’ve polished it until is shines like a new car. You send it off with great hopes and even greater trepidation to prospective agents and publishers. And now you wait for their response. But, what do you …

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A Time to Reflect

This is the time of year where we reminisce about last year, looking at both the good and the not so good. Do we take the time to reflect on both areas? Do we try to figure why the good was good and what did we do to make it …

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Merry Christmas

This week, I wish all my friends and faithful readers the Merriest Christmas. May you all be blessed with joyous times of creating new memories with family and friends. And I pray we all find time to stop and meditate on the reason for the season, Jesus.  

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Newest Release: Riverbend Reunion

Riverbend Reunion, the third book in the Riverbend Saga series is available on Amazon. The past has a way of catching up with you… Michael and Rachel have everything to look forward to and no reason to look back, or so they thought. In the midst of the newlyweds’ trials …

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What’s your biggest struggle as a writer?

This is a question with as many possible answers as there are writers. Some struggle with finding time to write. Some with aspects of the craft like dialogue or characterization. For others it might be show, don’t tell. And what on God’s green planet is the difference between lie and …

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How’s Your Hearing?

Have you ever faced a dilemma, a decision, about which direction to go and longed to hear from God on it? Sometimes it is as basic as which physical road to take on journey. We’ve all experienced or heard stories of someone taking a different route to work without knowing …

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