Category Archives: New Projects

Props for Writing Time Travel

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Like any time travel story, my trilogy WILTON’S GOLD has many different settings. With the constant changes, I had to re-frame my thinking often as I was writing to capture the settings and, more importantly, the “feel” of each time and location. The central focus of the WILTON’S GOLD series is the ambush of gold rusher Joe Wilton in August… Read more »

Time Travel is “In”

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In the Spring of 2013, I went to see Star Trek: Into Darkness. As is the case with motion picture marketing now, there were nine (9) previews before the movie started. I happen to like previews, so seeing that green screen come up telling you that your movie isn’t starting just quite yet isn’t a problem (though in general I… Read more »

Google Street View and Novel Settings

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I often mindlessly search Google Street View during conference calls – not the ones where I have to weigh into the conversation, but the ones where I just have to listen in to a presentation. while I hear the presentation. My staff knows this little hobby of mine and usually asks me where I’m going that day. It’s like taking… Read more »

November is National Novel Writing Month

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What’s good about leftover giant bowls of candy laying around the house is that endless amounts of sugar can provide short bursts of energy – a necessity since November is¬†National Novel Writing Month, or, as it’s known on Twitter,¬†#NaNoWriMo. As it’s billed on the official web site, “Thirty days and nights of literary abandon.” Personally, I’ll be taking a different… Read more »

Dreams and Writing

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My novel, HISTORY AMENDED – BOOK ONE: FORTUNE, was – in all seriousness – the result of a dream. About a year-and-a-half ago, I woke up in the middle of the night from a dream in which my son, Joel, and I had traveled back in time. We were in the 1950s in some non-descript elderly couple’s house. There was… Read more »

If I could time travel (Sports Edition)…

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A big question in time travel fantasy is: What would be the first place/time I would visit? In my HISTORY AMENDED trilogy, my character Dr. Jeff Jacobs makes himself his time travel test case. He chooses a famous sporting event from history to see. I’m not going to give away what it is, but anyone who knows me can probably… Read more »