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It’s the Little Things

It’s my day over at Mad Genius Club, and I have recommendations on making your work better through the application of research, and dark humor.

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We’ve all picked up the books that weren’t quite right. The wooden dialogue, the bits of research the author didn’t get right – and I’m being charitable, as I’ve picked up some that made me want to fly them across the room whilst I shouted uncomplimentary things about the author’s ideas of what worked in real life. Let’s just say this: If you have a super-powered microwave death-ray, and use it, what emerges from nearby Maple trees will NOT be maple syrup. And if you try to ‘break’ a mustang while you are all alone on the ranch, you deserve what you get, and it won’t be pretty. But this is why I no longer read romances…

Ahem. Yes, where was I?

While I was at LTUE I went to 3 or 4 panels on incorporating military and guns into your fiction. While I’ve been hunting and trapping since I…

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  1. I thought I was more than just a friend , jeesh – oh how I have fallen in your estimation!!!   I guess I need to do something really spiffy to move up in the rankings!!   BTW – I read SJW a lot – what th heck does this mean??  your friend, Maestro

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