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Ah! Found! The Missing Ingredient!

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I knew there was something missing from my manuscript, it’s been a major stumbling block for best part of 15 months – with so much happening in my life this past year or so, I was blaming that.

So, what was missing? I’m embarrassed to say! Moods and emotions are a strong point with me, I write in a way that lets you get to know my characters well. You know and understand what makes them tick.

So what the heck happened? Action happened. I got so tied up in the action that I had neglected to spell out the driving force behind it.

All this time I was poking it with a stick trying to get it to move and wondering what was lacking… Grrr… (I know, I think I’ll blame everything that’s been happening in my life for the past year or so…) 😀

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THERE’LL BE A BODY – from The Khekarian Threat, now out on Amazon.

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“Rest up awhile, Stephen, you work too hard.”

“I need another form, here, Charlie. Had an accident out on the highway, got a death to report.”

There’ll be a body.

Charlie fumbled with his glasses, knocking them off his face.

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Bare Bones Will Not Do It – Dang, I have to look into the Future!

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I need to look ahead – Yes, it’s like that – Something that happens in Book 3 of my science fiction series gives rise to something monumental in Book 5, or possibly 6, which is two or so along and likely to be the last in this particular series, although not the last from the Khekarian/Chiddran and Terran Galaxy (that structure and interplay is far too grand, and fun, to abandon after only five or six books).

Point is, the knowledge of this link between stories is not enough. I need to know the details of where this goes and, from the other end (the future), what information is needed from this end (the present) to make it workable and sound.

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A Writer’s 9 Essentials and 1 Optional for Going Out.

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  1. iPad (or some gadget to capture inspiration).
  2. Pen and notepad for when the battery runs out.
  3. Spare pen for when the ink runs out.
  4. Extra paper for when the paper runs out.
  5. Money for coffee.
  6. Money for more coffee.
  7. Money for when pens run out.
  8. Money for when paper runs out.
  9. Money for when coffee runs out.
  10. Clothing optional.

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HAVE YOU KILLED HIM TOO? – from The Khekarian Threat, out now on Amazon.

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Sturn gave her another featureless stare.

“Where’s Stephen?” Aleisha asked. “Have you killed him, too?”

“No,” he replied, unfazed. “Stephen hasn’t pissed me off.”

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The Team with the Murderer in it.

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First off, the young newcomer witnessed the murder in some vision, or something – Charlie didn’t believe her – then the death was reported and he knew at once Aleisha had been telling the truth.

Stephen claimed it was an accident and, conveniently, his team didn’t bring back the corpse. He made the report for very fundamental reasons, just wanting the woman off the payroll.

The realization comes too late, Aleisha has already joined the team. Now Charlie knows she is in serious danger, because that’s the team with the murderer in it.

So begins Charlie’s efforts to get her out again, as told in The Khekarian Threat, Book One in the Khekarian series.

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