Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Coffee with a Writer: The Gray Character

Discussing The "Gray" Character

No. I'm not talking about everyone's favorite BDSM-loving red-room character. When I say "the gray character" I mean the character who's neither good nor evil, but walking the line between both. 

Hi all! It's cold outside and I'm sitting here watching the snow fall and thinking about my favorite characters in fiction. I've realized that so many of them are what I'd term "the gray character". I think back over the books that I love and continuously re-read and that's one commonality between them all. 

There's a difference between the anti-hero character, who does something noble or good contrary to his nature for his own gain. Those kinds of characters are fun, too, but they're not truly gray. They are mostly dark characters with little redeemability aside from the one good act we may see them do in the story. A truly gray character stands firmly on the line between light and dark, good and bad. Gray characters do equally as many "good deeds" as bad, and could kill and maim as easily as they help and heal. Typically, the gray character believes in the balance of light and dark and does follow at least some moral imperative that keeps him from going fully bad. He may have lines he refuses to cross, or past experiences that have predisposed him to feel empathy for one kind of person over another. Oftentimes, the gray character is the one who kills in battle indiscriminately, but would save a woman/child from being attacked on the street or in their home. 

Why do I love gray characters? In both reading and my own writing I find that the gray character is more like most of us than those who are too good, or too bad. Most of us have done things we aren't proud of, but we strive to do good things, too. Likewise, most villains in the world have some redeeming characteristics like their love of small animals or their respect for their mothers. No one rarely sits squarely in the good or evil realm, but most are more or less one or the other. The gray character is fun to write and read because he is unpredictable. Depending on his view of the situation he could either save the people from the fire or be the one burning down the building. Characters like these keep readers guessing, but also have stories that make readers feel for them. 

Examples, Amy! Okay, readers. Okay. Let's see. One of my favorite gray characters in fiction is Kaleb Krychek from Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh. Kaleb appears as a relatively shadowy character in the other books of the series up until this book, which is his story. While he was mostly assumed to be a villain, it's interesting in this book to learn that Kaleb isn't as dark as he seemed. He controls a vast amount of power, and one particular goal that, when learned by the reader, turns all of his previous acts on their heads. His motives, you see, redeem (in part) his actions prior. He's still not good as we would define it, but neither is he the villain we imagined him to be. There has never been a better flip from villain to hero for a character in romantic fiction, in my opinion. 

Heart of Obsidian: A Psy-Changeling Novel (Psy/Changeling Series Book 12)

Another of my favorite gray characters is Roland of Gilead, main character of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. Roland is both hero and villain of his story, an opus that spans millenia and worlds in his quest to see The Dark Tower. Somewhat based on the legends of King Arthur, The Dark Tower stories follow Roland as he travels toward the center of existence where the tower stands. The thing about Roland is that he is both a loveable and unlikeable character at the same time. He is selfish, determined to see the tower at any cost, and his single-minded pursuit of the tower costs the lifesblood of his greatest friends. King's ability to weave a tale in which you both worship and despise the last gunslinger in a world that has moved on, is one of the best pieces of character fiction in the industry.

So now you know that I'm slightly obsessed with characters who straddle the line between the light and the dark. When I was writing Resonance Factor, book IV of the Aeon Project series for Takamo Universe, I wanted Sevyn to be just this type of character. He's both broken and strong, angry and terrified, good and determined to win at any cost. He's my favorite Aeon Project hero so far, because he had the most to gain if only he could give love a chance. 

Dark Star: (Takamo Universe) Aeon Project Book 2

Now, I put this question to you, dearest readers. Who is your favorite character in fiction, and WHY?

Happy Reading!
~AR DeClerck

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2019: The Year of Revitalization

New Year's Hopes, Dreams, Goals and Theme

The page has finally turned on 2018, closing out a difficult chapter in this author's life. Like many, I found myself digging out from under a pile of stinky stuff in the past year. I struggled with depression and a deep sense of discontent early in 2018, and it was a long, hard climb out of that. I was horribly unhappy in my professional life and that poured out into every aspect of the rest of my life, as well. We struggled financially, as most families in the US do as they try to keep up with the Joneses, and despite many challenges we stayed strong and did the best we could. 

2018 was the year of, "Doing the Best I Could". That's not bad, it's just not fulfilling or a particularly happy place to be. As with all things, the storms of 2018 passed, leaving me both hopeful and fearful of what 2019 might bring. There were many blessings and happy moments in 2018, and I can't deny that. As the year wore on I learned to search out and appreciate those moments to be able to get through the rest. 

ENOUGH about 2018! Let's talk about the future. The present. The moments that can/will/should matter going forward. The past is about lessons learned, and I learned a few. 2019 is "The Year of Revitalization". 2018 buried me deep under a pile of stinky stuff, but that was just fertilizer. I'm going to use it, and grow into a might, well-rooted tree! 

I love winter. The crisp, cold air. The quiet stillness of a snowy day. The frost on windows and whipping wind outside while you cuddle safely inside. Winter is the time when the things of spring are preparing to grow. 2018 was my winter. 2019 will be my spring. I am looking forward to excelling at everything I do. 

I have some obstacles to overcome. I really suffer from a lack of motivation sometimes, and I have little to hold me accountable in terms of the writing world. I write when I want, publish if/as I please, and that makes for a very lazy Amy. But, in 2019 I'm hoping to overcome that serious, terrible malaise, and get my behind in gear! I want to have both the energy for my day job and the energy for writing. I'd like to push my writing to the next level and get my books in front of new readers, all of which takes effort and time. 

If you're not aware, I've decided to start a new venture that will both help myself and help other writers. Story GodMother is a business that offers assistance with plot/character/world-building development, and offers new-author mentoring. With other authors holding me accountable, I will have more buy-in to my own career as well!

So. 2019 is a year for revitalization. Growth. Energy. Positivity that manifests into results. Hope. 2019 is a year to nourish hope. 

GOALS for 2019:
*Write The Pharoah's Heart (another magical steampunk adventure)
*Grow the Story GodMother business into a successful venture
*Work more with my local writer's group
*Publish Decaying Orbit (Aeon Project Book IV)
*Write Escape Velocity (Aeon Project Book V)
*Write another Franny Calico cozy: Parchment and Poison
*Write Whisper of Syn (Shadowlyte Shifters)
*Market current works more successfully
*Learn one new thing every day
*Do something kind daily, with no reward and no expectation of return of kindness. 

SO! That's a mighty list! Now you know what I've got planned for the year and how I hope to maintain a writer's attitude to accomplish it all. I look forward to attempting everything I've set forth above. Wish me luck! Please, stop down in the comments and tell me about YOUR 2019 theme and goals. 


Friday, November 23, 2018

Saying Thanks on Thanksgiving

A Typical Thanksgiving Post: Thanks for everything!

November 22 was Thanksgiving in the USA, and, as usual, it was an important day for many. I celebrated with my husband's family because my own is across the country on the east coast. We ate turkey and all the trimmings, enjoyed the littles, and left feeling sleepy. All in all, a day well spent. 

But this year, I have to look back on myself as an author and I feel that I've not said "thank you" enough to the people who have always supported me on this journey. Being a writer isn't something that most of us choose, it's something that we're born wanting to do. We can choose different paths, and different careers, but we inevitably come back to the stories in our heads and hearts. Whether we publish or not, we writers are a solitary lot, finding solace and companionship with our characters more than our flesh-and-blood families sometimes. When we're deep down in the darkness, or flying in space, or digging a trench, we're there with our characters, living through them. This can be a difficult thing for our families to understand. Many times, our characters are as real to us as the men, women, and children we share our homes with. I know that my friends and family who aren't writers don't always understand when I talk about my characters as if I know them. But, I do. I know them as well as I know anyone else. Hell, sometimes better! I created them! 

I'd like to take this moment to say "thank you" to all those folks out there who know me, my eccentricities, strangeness and daydreaming, and still want to love me, know me, and be my friend. I say this partly in jest, and partly in truth. I live a large part of my life inside my own head at my laptop and that can be difficult to live with! My husband knows that I dive deep, and I do my best to come out of my imaginary worlds to share the real one with him from time to time. Now that my children are older and more self-sufficient it's okay for me to say, "Mom's writing so you'll have to make yourself some dinner!". I know they understand and support me, so THANK YOU, to them, too. 

Thanks to all my writer friends, who chat incessantly about character arcs and heroes and internal and external conflicts. (You know who you are). Thanks to you for telling me to write when I'm grumpy because you know I'm holding on to too much inside my head. Thanks for listening to me whine when I don't sell any books, or when I can't seem to get past a certain part in a story. 

Thanks to my beta reader who never fails to tell me when I've screwed something up in a story. She doesn't hold back or mince words, and she'll set me straight in a hurry! Without you, Ann Marie, readers wouldn't get the best book I could write. 

Thanks, lastly, to the readers. The people who stay up until 3am with their noses deep in the pages of a book, who sneak to the couch when their husbands and wives complain that the light of the Kindle is keeping them awake. You're the lifesblood for a writer like me. I write these stories for myself, but they're for you, too. I've always hoped that my words can touch lives the way my favorite stories have touched mine. CHEERS, to the folks who plan lazy Sundays around trips to the library, hot tea and stacks of books. Those of us who love the smell of old books and the wonder of a bookstore filled with promise. Thanks to the other authors like me, who have written stories that take us places we've never been, or make us remember what it's like to fall in love. Thanks to the artists, the musicians, the creators, and all the people who love us. 

I've said my piece, and I hope that this holiday finds you warm, fed and loved. Remember that whatever you're looking for, it's out there, between the pages of your favorite book. 

Sincerely Yours,
AR DeClerck

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Good Advice on Writing: Characterization

Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with them.
-Mel Brooks

In the world of genre fiction, the character is most likely the center of the story. Sometimes the story can be about how the world treats a character, or how the character is affected by the world or other characters, but it is still the journey of a made-up being(s). Things like world-building are important, but the reader is ultimately here to read about THE CHARACTER(s). 

I like Mel Brooks' quote above about characters. I think that writers have an innate desire to bring to life characters to tell the stories they most want to tell, and this is a gift. Writers should spend as much time getting to know their characters as they do understanding the plot of the story. Often, writing a gripping character is more important than writing a gripping plot-line.

As readers know, I am not a writer who tends to plot out storylines in any kind of form. I don't sit down and make outlines and character boards. But this doesn't mean I'm not paying attention to my characters. Because characters are the center of my stories, I must know them as well as I know myself. What are their motivations? What drives them? Who are they?

Ray Bradbury said, "Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left behind in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations. Plot is observed after the fact rather than before. It cannot precede action. It is the chart that remains when an action is through."

If writers are like me, they sit down at the computer and pour out their ideas onto the page with little concern for the intricacies of things like characterization, plot, foreshadowing and such. We write from a place of action, where nothing is certain except the place we are going. Often, I find that my characters grow with me on this journey, beginning as a shadow someone and ending as a flesh-and-blood representation of all that we have suffered. This is an exciting, frustrating, and painful birth for us both, but again-- we are headed to incredible destinations!

However, many authors prefer to build their characters like men of clay, molding them all before placing them carefully on the page like chess pieces. In this case, Eloise Jarvis McGraw has the best advice for knowing the character you want to create:

"Start with a character. Choose the person you want. When you've chose him, ask yourself:

1. What does this person want?
2. What prevents him from getting it?
3. What does he do about this obstacle?
4. What are the results of what he does?
5. What showdown does this lead to?
6. Does he get what he wants, finally, or does he not?
7. Now- exactly what have I SAID?

I guarantee this recipe."

Shall we discuss a few of my characters and how they came to life? First, I'd start with Icarus Kane. Readers may know him as the intrepid alchemist and Warden of London from The Alchemist's Kiss. To be fair, Icarus began with a name. It's fantastic, isn't it? Icarus Kane. What kind of man, but an interesting one, could bear a name like that? I pictured in my mind a blonde-haired man with the face of an Adonis and the disposition of a cactus, and I laughed. Yes! But a man such as this would, of course, have a loyal best friend. And so, Archimedes Merriweather was born. Archie is everything that Icarus is not, and yet they compliment each other so perfectly that I knew in my heart this was an epic adventure. Of course, Icarus needed a woman to bring him to heel, as he was headed down a path of darkness that even Archie could not derail. And so the red-haired, stiff-spined Cora Mae Jenkins was born. She was everything that would compliment Icarus, challenge him and nourish the parts of him that were still so raw. When the three were set, it was time to put them in the middle of an uprising, and the threat of a dark mage. I wanted to see exactly how strong they were, you see, and their challenges were many. As I'd hoped, they were everything I imagined and more! What fun!!

Many readers have fallen in love with Jacks Baine from Bound to You. The two stories are worlds, and years apart, but their characters began similarly. Jacks began as a shadow without a name. A man who had experienced something heart-breaking, a man who was tired of being special. A man who was ready to quit. He had lost faith in who he was, and his ability to protect the people he loved. Lia Bernardi was a woman born of structure. I liked the dichotomy of a roughneck man who had something that prim Lia needed, and she was forced to tolerate him so she could get it. Jacks and Lia bloomed, their bond and their personalities growing with every chapter. Some of the characters in Bound to You surprised me! Darva and Kev, for example. The two of them are worlds apart, and yet they forged a strong bond that shocked me. I wasn't anticipating that two of them would escape and find themselves friends, if not more. This was a perfect example of characters running away to do the exact opposite of what the author expected. I was surprised, but it made the story that much richer and more emotional. This is also the only book I've ever written where a dead character has just as many fans as the live ones. Layl was a ghost, an echo that helped Jacks and Lia but somehow he stole the show! Everyone wants to know when they'll see more of Layl... but he's DEAD! Could I give them what they want? Well.... maybe!

I spend hours when I'm not a the keyboard thinking about my characters. Often, I'm asking myself the 7 questions Eloise recommends we ask. Who are they? What do they want, both intrinsically and emotionally? Where have they been and where do they want to go? What drives them to succeed when others would fail? Once I know these things (often played out in my head in dialogue and scenes that never make it into the actual manuscript) I know what my character might do or say in most situations. Every character/story has a theme song, and I rely on the emotions brought up by the song to help mold the character on the page. 

Are you a seasoned writer? How do you create your characters? Any advice for new writers?

Are you a new writer? Did any of this make sense? What other questions about creating relatable, 3-dimensional characters do you have? I'd love to hear from you!

AR DeClerck is a wife, mother and adventure romance novelist. Her stories span genres, galaxies and centuries, but she always brings LOVE to places where darkness dwells. 

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Cyborgs and AI: My Obsession with the Implications of Artificial and Augmented Life

My Obsession with the Implications of Artificial and Augmented Life

As many of you know, I've been working with the Takamo Universe group on a sci-fi romance series about cyborgs called Aeon Project. What you may not know, is that I have a slight obsession with pondering and writing about the ethical, moral and scientific implications of creating artificial and augmented life. I've always been fascinated by the idea of humanity as the Creator, and what that means for us in terms of accepting and understanding our creations. 

I'm a pretty bleak thinker when it comes to this idea. Unfortunately, I harbor no warm and fuzzy hope that humanity as a whole would treat cyborgs or fully AI beings with any more kindness and understanding than they currently give their fellow man. Am I saying that all humans are scum? Of course not! I'm simply saying that we are not at the point in our society where things like kindness and understanding are the universal norm. 

How does this color my writing about cyborgs? Well, let's take the first book in the Aeon Project series, An Enduring Sun. We meet Sharyn, a woman who has a big heart. She wants to bring comfort and happiness to the orphaned children of war in her part of the galaxy and she isn't above fighting for it if she has to. Sharyn comes into contact with a mysterious man named Ren, who has no obligation to be kind to her. In a compelling turn of events, Ren's kindness ends up getting him hurt and Sharyn even farther in his debt. Something about Ren and his family is different, but Sharyn knows that keeping secrets can mean the difference between life and death in her line of work. Still, she comes to like and respect the men who keep her safe even though they owe her nothing. Ren worries that Sharyn will pull away from their growing bond when she finds out what he really is. This fear is at the heart of the emotional journey for the characters in Aeon Project. 

I can't give away the entire plot, but I will say that past experiences have led Ren and his family to understand the truly vile nature of human greed and thirst for power. Ren views the past actions of his family as symbols of a stain that will never leave them, but many others see their loyalty, kindness and strength in the face of such adversity admirable. Despite having endured much pain at the hands of humans, Ren and his family are willing to fight to protect them. 

Something about this idea that a creation should be cherished but rarely is-- that life is precious no matter the physical form-- has stuck with me for many years. I think back to stories about AI like I, Robot, AI, Terminator, Chappie, and Ghost in the Shell and they all have a common theme. Humans, when faced with the fear that they might be usurped in the pyramid of power, always turn against the things they fear. There's hope in these stories as well. The few who stand with the AI and cyborgs, who find friendship and love and respect, are the characters who really matter. The characters who forsake the standard hatred and look beyond it to see something beautiful--those are the stories I love to write. Of course there are all the stories about how the AI decides that the only way to protect people is to control them, or destroy them to protect the Earth, but then it becomes a question of nature vs nurture in my mind. Would such a being view humanity in this way if one person showed it kindness? If one family embraced it as one of their own? 

The myriad of layered emotions, thoughts, worries and relationships that can be built from these questions is what really drives me to write about cyborgs. Of course I adore science fiction, and I love the HECK out of a good romance, too. Why not combine all these things into a story that encompasses it all? 

I'll quickly guide you through the Aeon Project series so you get an idea of what you're getting into.

Aphelion-A Duet: Children are disappearing across the galaxy and no one cares. When Kellan and Rae escape, he promises her he'll always come when she calls. / Klevessans travel the galaxy looking for the next score, but this ship has more than just loot on it's mind. It's going to save the universe.

An Enduring Sun Book 1: Sharyn and Ren: 5 men desperately trying to hide their identities and live a quiet life meet a woman who just wants to go home to her children. When their past comes to call and threatens Sharyn and her boys, the men will do anything to protect them and the rest of humanity.

Dark Star Book 2: Primary One goes back to where it all started, looking for the thing he cherishes most. His wife. **COMING SOON**

Decaying Orbit Book 3: With a bomb in his gut, Vex's only hope for survival is a pink-haired pixie with an attitude and a pocket full of medical supplies. **COMING SOON**

Resonance Factor Book 4: Sevyn is ready to die and there's only one woman who's worthy of the chance to make it happen. He'll chase her across the galaxy to get what he wants. But is what he wants really her? **COMING SOON**

Terminal Velocity Book 5: Q listens to the airwaves every night, hoping for some way to quell his nightmares. When a sweet voice crosses his frequency, he'll do anything keep her talking. **COMING SOON**

The Stomper Chronicles: (Short Stories) Aboard their advanced AI-controlled ship, Qer Ansel and Turk Prim are always on the move. They're the only family they need, and it's always about the next job. But when it really comes down to it, they can never say no to a charity case. **COMING SOON**

Of course there's more to the stories than I've said here. Political intrigue, the possible elimination of all biological life in the galaxy, spy work, and more. But it's the relationships that really matter, right!? 

What do stories of cyborgs and AI make you think about? Do you wonder if we will treat them with kindness? Or will they rise up to destroy us all?

Sunday, July 29, 2018

The Dark Tower & Other Musings

Like many readers, I find that there are some books, more than others, that leave a part of me within the pages when I am finished reading. This has never been more true than with Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. Now, to be honest, not every book in this series has the same effect on me, but the series as a whole is utterly spellbinding and a true work of writing craft. 

I have an old copy of The Gunslinger I purchased in the second hand book shop here in town. It's the one with the pictures tucked between the pages because the first book is quite short and I'm sure they wanted to give the reader a little something extra for the price. Most King fans are aware of the first line of this saga, "The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed." This is just the start to many memorable lines that litter their way through the pages. But why am I enamored with this story? It's not a pretty story, to be certain. It's not full of princes and princesses and white knights who save the day. As a matter of fact it's a tale of darkness and the decay of all the worlds in this universe. But I love it. 

I'll be honest. I hated Roland Deschain when the story began. Probably, I hated him through most of it. He's designed that way; to be unlikable. He has an unwavering dedication and a loyalty to his quest, and everything and everyone in his path suffers because of it. This "hero" of the story is stained in blood and death because his heart, his mind, is set on reaching the tower. The characters are good, but the story is the best part of this tale.

This series is apocalyptic in a time when no one realizes what has happened to their world, only that it has slowed worsened, a disease that has infested the ground, the sky and time. Roland is moved forward in time *I won't spoil how* and awakens to find that his world, Mid-World, has passed another century or two while he slept. What was decaying is now full of rot, and still Roland continues on. Of course there is the meeting of the boy Jake, who died and woke up in Roland's world. The drawing of Eddie Dean and Odetta/Detta Walker. Those things happen but it's the truth of what fate awaits the universe that really makes this story shine. 

The Tower. At the center of all reality stands a tall black tower surrounded by a field of roses. Trapped at the top of this tower is the evil Crimson King. He is darkness to God's light, I suppose. His minion, Walter, is the man in black. The Crimson King's purpose is to stop Roland from reaching the tower, because the prophecy states that Roland can destroy the King and save the universe from his growing darkness. Spread out from the tower were many beams of energy, and at the end of each beam lay a world. A different reality. Many beams have broken now, due to the influence of the King and his minions, and only a few remain. Among them are Roland's Mid-World, though it is dying because of the damage to its beam, and Key Stone Earth, the place where the author lives.

There's too much to go into with this story, but it's a rich world with depth and imagination to spare. There are some things I don't like about the story, and others I know must happen the way they happen because otherwise the story wouldn't flow the way it's supposed to. There are references to another world where Arthur of Camelot had descendants who upheld the virtues of "The White", and where gunslingers protected the people and the land when swords would no longer do. Whenever I'm in need of a reminder of what it's like to open a book and fall into another world I'll pick up The Gunslinger and read those fateful words, "The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

Many readers will tell you that the ending of this saga was not what they wanted, and that's true. It's definitely indefinite, and that's the way it should be. Not because we deserve an ending for reading all the way through, but because this is a tale that cannot be ended until every detail is right. If you like fantasy, post-apocalyptic tales of woe, stories of friendship and bonds despite personality flaw, then this tale is for you. 


Other Musings

I wanted to take a moment after chatting about The Dark Tower series to talk about my next book. I'm working on book 2 of the Shadowlyte Shifters Saga. The book will be titled "Whisper of Syn" and features Wang Lei and a lovely but troubled woman named Asynja. Readers who enjoyed Dogs of War will find more background about the Warwick siblings and their father, and we will see the path set out before the Shadowlyte Clan in darkest London. I look forward to sharing this story with you in winter 2018. Until then,


AR DeClerck

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Real Writer: When You're A Plantser And Things Go Wrong

The Plantser Delimma

As many of you know, I'm working hard on the third book in the Aeon Project series. As a bit of background, Aeon Project is in conjunction with Takamo Universe (a MMORPG that will offer players stories for more immersion in the gameplay universe). In any case, these are complicated stories that are not only romance-driven, but also highly politically charged. There is an entire canon of information already written for the universe and that means... staying within the rules of an established history. 

I'm a pantser. This means I don't normally outline or plan my stories much more than knowing what's going to happen in the next chapter. Most of the time, this method serves me well and I don't have too much trouble keeping up with the story. For Aeon Project, however, I decided that there was just too much to keep up with in my already-busy brain. How was I going to keep up with everything and maintain my spontaneous and often dramatic twists and turns in each story? I decided that I would need to build a comprehensive timeline of the series, incorporate important details in the history and make sure my dates, times and ages all lined up, and work from there.

And.... I screwed up. I discovered that some (albeit small) details of book 1, An Enduring Sun, didn't line up with what I'd decided to do in the rest of the series. AHHHHH! But, thanks to Takamo Universe having already pulled the series down to revamp with a new publisher, I had the perfect opportunity to make the minor changes needed so everything fits together the way I want. This was a REALLY close call!! Now I know why authors with very large series keep story bibles and series bibles to keep all the details straight. 

This little foray into plotting isn't going to keep me away from my pantser tendencies, as I can already see myself adding to the timeline I put together. That's the fun in writing fiction! These characters are dynamic and full of interesting history themselves so it's not hard to go off on tangents from time to time. I can't wait for everyone to meet Ren, Vex, Sevyn and Q and all the other wonderful characters of Aeon Project. 

Hopefully, I can learn from this project and become a better author with the ability to both plot and pants whenever the story calls for it!

Real Writer Out!

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