Category Archives: Writing Process

A Season of Inspiration (Part 2)

A season of inspiration (Part 2):  Normally, I’m not much a beach person when it comes to just “hanging out” or “getting a tan” and so forth.  There is one respect, however, of a visit to the shore that I … Continue reading

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A Season of Inspiration (Part 1)

A Season of Inspiration (Part 1):  Growing up, the last gasp of a dying summer happened when I returned to school and was asked to describe “what you did over the break.”  As an adult, I still find myself doing … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: NEW BOOK RELEASE DATE IS HERE!!!

PUBLISHING DIARY: NEW BOOK RELEASE DATE IS HERE!!!  Resurrection: The Beyond Thuria Trilogy Book Two is now available!  The journey that started December 20th, 2016 has finally finished, and the next chapter of this now nine-book series is now available on … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: An end, a middle, and a beginning!

PUBLISHING DIARY: An end, a middle, and a beginning!  The surprising non-linear way of writing a linear story can be a bit surprising.  For example, take this weekend.  Last week, the editors finished their work on Beyond: Conversion, and I made … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: What to do when you are waiting? WRITE!

PUBLISHING DIARY: What to do when you are waiting?  WRITE!  Yes!  New stories!  Actually one short story already posted to www.jamestoddlewis.com, updates to another, and yet another story on the way! Okay, so before I get to other details, let … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Conversations with an editor!

PUBLISHING DIARY:  Conversations with an editor!  As I was spending time today going through the various issues found by my editor in the first seven chapters of Beyond 2: Conversion, when I thought that others might wonder what this process is … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: What to do after the oh-no second…

PUBLISHING DIARY:  What to do after the oh-no second…  Euyep!  I messed up!  See, I completely finished my edits on the Beyond: Conversion this weekend and then started applying them to what I THOUGHT was the master edit copy.  However, not so … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Gratitude, Gratitude, and Thank You!

PUBLISHING DIARY:  Gratitude, Gratitude, and Thank You!  (Currently editing chapter 22!)  Okay, this is way overdue,  but I’ve wanted to say this for awhile – “Thank you!” Thank you?  To whom?  Well, let’s make a list, shall we?  I have … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Why editing in the Kindle application is effective…

PUBLISHING DIARY: Why editing in the Kindle application is effective… (Status: editing ch 7…)  I was purposely very exact in my title for this post.  I did NOT say editing on the Kindle platform is effective.  That is because, to date, I’ve … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Awesomely editing awesome awesomeness!

PUBLISHING DIARY:  Awesomely editing awesome awesomeness!  (Status: editing chapter 4)  This post is going to be a little self-indicting because, as the title suggests, I don’t always like what I find when I’m editing.  I am very grateful there is … Continue reading

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