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Novels

Stopping to Ask for Directions

It’s becoming clear that I’m using the story, characters, and relationship dynamics in Jackal as a way to work things out in my personal life. I’ve gotten too close to this project, which is preventing me from getting any farther. I don’t wish to file Jackal away in my ever-growing story file. At the same […]

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Novels

Details, Details

Found this rotting in my Drafts folder: A self-sequestered night at Owen Valley Flooring while Russell worked at the drive-in a few months ago proved to be productive. I did some more exploring of Ramona’s character. I’m good about getting character traits but not always good about translating those into physical choices. Car or public […]

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Life

Family Vacation

I had a great time with my parents in and around Southern Indiana while they were here at the end of July. Following are a few long-overdue highlights (posting is a bit rushed because I want to publish this before it rots in the draft folder for eternity!).