Category Archives: Ragnarök Willie

Blog Hop: My Writing Process

Do blogs hop? My writing buddy and fellow author Timothy Hurley invited me to join in the My Writing Process blog hop.  He posted his version of the blog, in his usual dry wit, last week at http://www.thelunaticassylum.blogspot.com. His fiction … Continue reading

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Querying a novel: a 1 in 5000 play?

I always knew that querying a novel was a long-odds play.  I always had in my head that the odds were like 5000 to 1 against.  Unfortunately it looks like I was right. I hate it when that happens. Just … Continue reading

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Waiting for that query letter to write itself

I’ve been patiently waiting for my query letter (for Ragnarök Willie) to write itself. Or at least edit itself.  The query letter, apparently, is even more stubborn than I am.  It refuses to move its words around so that it … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Ragnarök Willie

In honor of the depths of winter, I grabbed an excerpt from the final battle scene from my work in progress mythical novel, Ragnarök Willie.  Without giving up any spoilers, imagine it’s just after midnight on Midwinter’s Day, hundreds of kilometers … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Ragnarök Willie

Since I finally made the fateful decision to start down the long and scary path of querying my mythica novel, Ragnarök Willie, I figured this would be a good time to share a couple of new excerpts, one below and … Continue reading

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Query is a five letter word

Query is the most dreaded five-letter word in all of writer-dom.  Despite its innocuous name, a query is a malevolent process created by evil sadists intent on breaking the spirit of aspiring writers.  A query letter is the first step … Continue reading

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Writing at latitude

Writing fiction set in high latitudes–think Sweden or Alaska–puts a little extra pressure on the writer to get the whole sun thing right.  My first summer night in Sweden (I lived there for a couple of years, a long time … Continue reading

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