A Padawan’s Journal #43: George McFly, a Box of Books, and Me

I’ve written a couple of blogs on when IT becomes real. The book, that is. The truth is that a book’s reality evolves, kind of like a child’s reality. Having given birth to both books and children, I can vouch … Continue reading

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A Padawan’s Journal #40: The Last Period

What happens when you put that last period on a novel? It’s done, right? Finis. THE END. Wrong. There’s still a lot to do. After I put the last period on the very, very first draft of Shadow Games (a … Continue reading

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A Padawan’s Journal, Entry #36: Star Wars Zoology—To Say Nothing of the Dog

The teaser for this week’s blog asked: What if your hero needs a dog? For a writer of Star Wars novels, this is a legitimate concern: I might find myself writing something about Dash Rendar having a dog as a … Continue reading

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A Padawan’s Journal, Entry #33: When Characters Fall in Love

Dashing, isn’t he? A scoundrel. Nice men. And, in the end, (sigh) Han Solo and Princess Leia fall in love and marry and have children who get in all sorts of trouble in successive Star Wars novels. There was a … Continue reading

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A Padawan’s Journal, Entry #31: What Goes On in a Writer’s Head

Hi, Star Wars fans, here’s what was pondering as I worked my way into the terra incognita that is the novel now officially titled Star Wars—Shadow Games: How do I ramp up the tension, reveal any secrets in the plot, … Continue reading

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A Padawan’s Journal, Entry #7: People Are Talking

When you write a Star Wars novel, people take note. Lots of people. In lots of different places both real and virtual. The bookstores take note  ‘cause that’s their business. Star Wars novels have a built-in readership and a shelf … Continue reading

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