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I'm Back!
Three more blog stops of the tour for the month!!

Well, I've been here, but after working for half a day, I've had a mother of a headache, and so after a miracle drug--2 tylenol and a decongestant and a nap--I think I've developed some wolfish genetics and woohoo, headache gone!

It's amazing how different I feel when I'm not fighting a whopper of a headache. The day's brighter, even though the night is fast approaching. *sigh*

And before the end of the month, which means the beginning of a whole new year, I'll be at three more blogs until the end of the WOLF FEVER tour!

12/27 Thoughts in Progress
12/28 That’s What I’m Talking About
12/29 A Simple Love of Reading

I'll also be starting the Conflict! Conflict! Conflict! Online Workshop:

Jan 3-28

(4 weeks--12 lessons--$25)


Conflict! Conflict! Conflict!
How to Write Conflict in Every Scene!

From warriors fighting on the battlefield and storms that threaten mayhem, to the conflict in relationships from romance to just plain living around others--EVEN if the individual is shipwrecked alone on a desert island--conflict is all around us.

For fiction, it's essential to show conflict in every scene, to engage the reader throughout our tale. Even for nonfiction, conflict in the story makes for much more interesting reading.

So we will discuss internal/external conflict, conflict in dialogue, conflict in actions and reactions, conflict in settings, conflict between individuals, conflict in plot, and subplots, subtle and not so subtle conflicts, and much more. Every lesson has exercises and I critique your writing samples.

We have 3 lessons per week.

So if you'd like to find some ways to make those scenes much more conflictive, join me in Conflict! Conflict! Conflict!

Now that I have vanished my headache, I'm off to fight some stone golems in Dragon Age.

I did send off the newsletter with the new Allure of the Wolf, but never received a copy. So if anyone received it, if you could send me a copy, I can forward it to anyone else who didn't receive it either. Thanks!!

And happy day after Christmas!

"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male."