Category Archives: Ojibway Valley

Excerpts from and notes about my first novel

Sentimental Journey


A few months ago, a writer friend of mine casually dismissed my novel Ojibway Valley, saying “It was too sentimental for my taste.” At first, his remark stung, as I respect his talent and skill as a writer.  Then I … Continue reading

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Spring Thaw


This weekend, I attended the 25th annual Writer’s Institute conference in Madison, Wisconsin.  It was my second time, and the first since self publishing my first novel, Ojibway Valley.  It also felt like the beginning of spring after what was … Continue reading

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Status Report


About two weeks ago, I posted an update on progress with my novel, Ojibway Valley.   In that piece, I told how I’d decided to give up on the traditional model of querying agents and small presses, and my frustration with … Continue reading

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The Longest Journey Begins With …


If you look to the right of this posting, you’ll see a book cover with my name on it under the heading, “Coming soon.”    I’m interested in any feedback you might have.   Does it look professional?  Does it make you … Continue reading

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Pitch Count


Next weekend I’ll be attending the annual Writer’s Institute conference in Madison.  I’m looking forward to going, to meeting new people and learning more about the craft and trade of being a writer.  It will also serve as the occasion … Continue reading

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Accomplishment


Last Saturday, September 22nd, 2012, I finished the last chapter to my novel.  Since then, I’ve been going back over it, to see if it’s readable, if it’s sequenced correctly, if it’s properly paced, and looking for major inconsistencies in … Continue reading

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In the Nick of Time


(I continue to work on my novel, and as a result have been neglecting this site.   So I figured, what the Hell, I may as well post the most recent chapter I just finished.    I think that it’s self contained … Continue reading

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