Sometimes I write what comes into my mind as the pieces connect. It’s like I see the actual events, and I just write them down. Doesn’t always make for good fiction.

Of course truth is stranger than fiction — fiction is supposed to make sense!

And other times I have plots and twists and subplots and the whole Literature 101 thing going on. Alas, most of those never get beyond the outline stage.

I say use your process and see what comes out. Editors exist for a reason.

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Husband & retiree. Developer, tech writer, & IT geek. I fill what’s empty, empty what’s full, and scratch where it itches. Occasionally do weird & goofy things.

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