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 Although I have a thriving blog on blogspot, (http://ekaiserwritesablog.blogspot.com/) I wanted to make sure the posts were archived here as well. So, in February '13 I backed up all the posts from E. Kaiser Writes-A-Blog onto this one... And I will try to keep them as "in tandem" as I can!

 Thanks for stopping by, and it you think of anything to say, please do! I love comments, and hearing from folks is the reason that I blog!
 Thanks again....


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Kill the Character; any character?

Posted by E. Kaiser on October 30, 2012 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 I mentioned last week during the Reader Interview with Heather McD. that I was on the same page with her as far as character killing went. In retrospect, I may have been hasty in my statement, because she didn't elaborate on her thoughts. So here's mine!


 ...Earlier in the season I got to talking with a writer...

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Reader Interview: Heather McD!

Posted by E. Kaiser on October 23, 2012 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 And here's the first in a series of Reader Interviews, getting the perspective of those wonderful, imaginative folks who delve headfirst into book-worlds and come out the other side with definite opinions on what they just experienced.

 For our first bold reader, we've got Heather McD. from Missouri with us today.


 Thanks so...

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Writer Interview: Mary Ruth Pursselley

Posted by E. Kaiser on October 15, 2012 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 Here's were we start on our new Writer Interview section. We're very excited about this, and are really looking forward to learning more about others thoughts as we go along with this.


 E. Kaiser: Thanks so much for answering the call, Mary Ruth! We're so glad to have you here, and we hope to get you back ...

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Let's Get This Conversation Going!

Posted by E. Kaiser on October 9, 2012 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

A Call For Interviews!


 I am tired of only hearing my side of the story on here.

 (Well, mostly only. I did interview Sarah Holman, which was a blast...)

 And the comments you folks leave are terrific! But I want to hear more form you.



 I'm putting out a call for writer interviews!

 Or reader interviews!

 (That would be a ton of fun! Let's do that! If you ar...

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Q&A: Hair color?

Posted by E. Kaiser on October 2, 2012 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Red hair: popular with even the Old Masters.

 During a recent interview I offered; "I wrote the first draft as a gift for my sister, and she is a plot detective. She also objects to nearly every cliche known to novelists, so I was particularly hard pressed to create this character and her story arc.  I plotted out ...

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Glenda Fralin Interviews Me. :-)

Posted by E. Kaiser on September 28, 2012 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Ever wondered what I'm like? (You do? Wow! I'm so flattered! You should ask me questions some time. I'm easy to ask. ;-) )

 Well, fellow Nebraskan and writer Glenda Fralin went ahead and asked me questions; for an author interview posted to her blog. She has interviewed many authors, and there's lots of interesting people to read about over there, if you'd like to take a lo...

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Ships and Sails and faraway Seas...

Posted by E. Kaiser on September 24, 2012 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Okay... who loves sailing ships?

 Can we see a show of hands?


 Right. That question should be "Who doesn't love sailing ships?" and I bet we wouldn't get any hands.


 Those ...

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Pixar Rules of Story?

Posted by E. Kaiser on September 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

 Hey! Have you seen these?


22 Rules of Pixar Storytelling


 I hadn't, 'til now.


 What do you think of them?


 I'm kind of tickled, myself! There's a lot to think on here, and plenty to take away back to our 'dens' to mess with and figure out how to work them into our writing.

 I like #1. I...

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Research: Period Costume LinksWords, Words, Words

Posted by E. Kaiser on August 21, 2012 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Words, Words, Words


 Sometimes I run out of words. Yes, I know... how horrible! For a word-smith like myself, some might not believe it possible.

  But there are times when I know exactly what I want to say... but haven't a clue how to say it. The Word escapes me... sometimes because I simply don't know it.

 Especially when writing about period things.

 What do you call that thing that the chatelaine keeps at her waist with her k...

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Q&A: How did you come up with the name Fia?

Posted by E. Kaiser on August 11, 2012 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

[ Here we introduce a series of questions I've received or heard, and my responses. I hope this can serve as conversation starters, 'cause I want to hear what the rest of you think of these questions, too. Am I bonkers? (You don't have to answer that directly.) Just tell me what you think and let the readers deduce for themselves. ;-) ]


First question:


  Q: How did you come up with the name Fia? :)


  A: I ...

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Heads Up: GiveAway by Sarah Scheele and Homeschool Authors blog

Posted by E. Kaiser on August 7, 2012 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)


 Texan and author Sarah Scheele is being hosted on the Homeschool Authors blog, and giving away a copy of her Facets of Fantasy book, a collection of stories.


 I had the privilege of winning this very book in an earlier giveaway, and I think you'd enjoy it if you get the chance! She's done a really nice job with it... (right now it's sitting on my siste...

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Dreams of Inspiration?

Posted by E. Kaiser on July 14, 2012 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

 Well, FB is one of those things that Writer's Digest keeps saying every writer should have, so dutiful me, I have one.

 (You all knew this, I'm sure.)


 Anyway, like every writer out there says, it is a huge time warp, as in, "Where did that time go? I was only on here a second!"


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