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The Curious Case of Phineas Gage

In 1848, Phineas Gage was a foreman, efficient, capable, and smart, employed to clear a railroad route through rocky terrain. He and his crew broke up rock formations by drilling holes down into them, filling the holes partway with gunpowder, … Continue reading

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Silver Dream Sails Again

After a long interval that followed Sail Away on My Silver Dream going out of print, it’s now available again under the Wyzard Hill Press imprint–new cover, new interior, and a few minor changes in the text. I designed this … Continue reading

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A More Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy

Yes, that’s our objective of the day: to turn your novel, novella, novelette or short into a hive of scum and villainy. Stories of any length thrive on villains. The more wretched, the better. For without him or her, there … Continue reading

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Human Brain. the Ultimate Puzzle

The human brain is probably the most complex system on this planet, the ultimate puzzle. Understanding the brain may help us make sense of some of the strangeness in human behavior. The problem is, we can’t take the brain apart … Continue reading

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“Sail Away” is now on Kindle!!

Okay, it’s official. Sail Away on My Silver Dream is out on Kindle. The link: http://www.amazon.com/Sail-Away-My-Silver-Dream-ebook/dp/B00GNQ0N02/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1384843199&sr=1-1&keywords=sail+away+on+my+silver+dream The Kindle edition price is just about half the print edition price. If you bought a new print edition of Silver Dream  from Amazon, … Continue reading

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Writing: Characters, Part II

In Part I, I recommended the Interview Method for building your characters. Today, I’ll post part of a sample imaginary interview that I created in the early days of writing Sail Away on My Silver Dream. Interviewer: …Do you all … Continue reading

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