New project update

August 1, 2011

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My son Jake tells me I'm not blogging nearly enough, and that readers might be interested in the progress of the new project.

Okay, a small look into the process. I don't know how others do it, but do not write from start to finish; I figure out my top three or four dramatic plot points and write those first. I then do chapters to connect those. I find that once I get up to 70-75,000 words or more, I have a hard time judging pace and proportion of the book. I do better, then, to give each scene a name, put them on small cards, and lay them out on a table where I can move them around much easier than actually cutting and pasting blocks of copy.

It leaves my house looking a little weird at times. And my table is off-limits for food or guests. But it's an important point when I can really tell how close I am to finishing, and how many holes I have left to fill.

Quick Links

Selected Works

e.g. Fiction, History, Magazine Articles, etc. goes here
Very brief description goes here
Historical fiction
--Another triumph from Dave Boling --Daily Mail
A moving tale of courage and resilience this is a very good novel, indeed.
Kirkus Review
Sports books
Stories from the rise of GU basketball, with Foreward by coach Mark Few
Washington State football through the eyes of its most quotable coach
Stories from Red Raiders history with the colorful Spike Dykes