Life of Passion

A Life of Passion

Who do you love? What do you love? Everyone needs a little passion. The interesting people in story, and in life, are those who embrace what they love with passion. It might be a spouse,...

Frank Morin

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Life of Passion

Who do you love? What do you love? Everyone needs a little passion. The interesting people in story, and in life, are those who embrace what they love with passion. It might be a spouse, family, work, or hobbies. We …

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Set in Stone Cover

I’m thrilled to announce that Set in Stone, the first part of the epic YA fantasy series, the Petralist, will be released on Friday, May 1st!     We’ll be holding a launch party on May 1st in Grants Pass, …

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Alasdair Map

Part two of my series about preparing a novel for launch. In part one, I revealed the full map of Obrion.  As cool as the high-level view is, the close-ups are a lot more fun. In Set in Stone, book …

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Sunrise at Lava Beds

Last week I put on my Scoutmaster hat and took a group of 18 scouts and four adults to the Lava Beds National Monument south of Klamath Falls. If you ever get a chance to visit there, it’s well worth …

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The Process of Building a Novel – part 1

Obrion Map

As I mentioned in this post last month, I’m gearing up to release eight novels this year (#8books8months)! While I’m still cranking out words like mad to complete the last two novels, that’s just a piece of the entire effort. …

 

Working the Humor Scale

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One aspect of character that can be hard to pin down is:  How funny should they be? Most of us aren’t comedy writers.  We write fantasy or science fiction or horror or (input genre), but that doesn’t mean humor doesn’t …

 

Love it. Do it.

Merry Christmas! This is my favorite time of year.  I love Christmas and everything it stands for.  It is a time of good cheer, family, and giving, regardless of religious belief.  I am religious, so I celebrate that part too. …

 

8 Books in 8 Months: Preparing to Launch

 Merry Christmas! Despite varying religious faiths, we can all enjoy this time of year when the world seems to be a little happier, more people smile, and we enjoy lots of great cookies. Like many, I’m wrapping up a busy …

 

Keeping The Balance

It seems most people you ask, “How are you doing?” these days will answer: “Busy!” I’m right there with them.  This year’s been a big year.  In writing, I’ve completed three new novels, a total of about 400,000 new words.  …

 

Don’t Break Your Promises

This month in Fictorians, we’re discussing things we love and things we hate about stories.  What works and what doesn’t?  Check out the excellent posts. As authors, we make lots of promises to our readers.  What genre is this book?  …

 
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