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An Epic Review … and Author Etiquette

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018 in 2018, articles | 0 comments

On November 21, 2017, Russell J. Sanders left this epic review of The Sense of Reckoning …   Matty Dalrymple’s The Sense of Reckoning is apparently the second in a series featuring main character Anne Kinnear, a woman who is quickly developing psychic powers. I purchased this on a recent trip to Bar Harbor, Maine, in my quest to read books from...

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Conquering the Fear of (First Draft) Commitment

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in The Shakedown Cruise | 0 comments

Bernard Malamud once commented, “The first draft of anything is suspect unless one is a genius.” I am suspect of the “genius” caveat, and am more in agreement with Ernest Hemingway that “the first draft of anything is rubbish” (although he expressed it more colorfully). However, the hesitance to commit words to paper, actual or virtual, because you know...

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Episode 010 – Update from Matty Dalrymple, The Indy Author

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in Podcast | 0 comments

Matty Dalrymple, The Indy Author, discusses the first Lizzy Ballard Thriller, “Rock Paper Scissors,” the evolution of characters across multiple books, and how to juggle writing with a day job. http://traffic.libsyn.com/theindyauthor/TIA-010_Matty_Dalrymple.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Play in New Window | Download |...

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The Six Steps of the Voyage

Posted by on Jan 28, 2018 in The Shakedown Cruise | 1 comment

Morten Olesen, Master Boat Builder and Naval Architect, boils down the process of building a wooden boat into the following four steps: Step 1: Choosing a Design – “What do you want to be the captain of?” Step 2: Lofting – “Loftingis a drafting technique … whereby curved lines are generated, to be used in plans for streamlined objects such as aircraft and...

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