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What's missing? This is the working outline for topics to be covered in Rig it Right III: Props and non-characters. Any feedback is appreciated. @ me. Rig it Right: Props and non-characters (All done with off the shelf Maya. And some helpful scripts.) Intro: Rigging something that is animatable and not frustrating. Bouncing Ball To... Continue Reading →
I've handed the manuscript for "When Darkness Begins" (part of the Darkness series) over for its first alpha read. My goals for these next few weeks are to: 1) Add in a time indicator to show where each chapter is in time - a graphic of sorts that will keep the reader oriented. Of course... Continue Reading →
What a great surprise to find in the mail! Rig it Right (second edition) has been translated into Japanese. The publisher mailed two copies to me. I don't always receive a copy, or know the book is being translated. It's up to the foreign publisher to send them. Such a cool thing to find out... Continue Reading →
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"In this new novel a dirt-caked ankle wrapped with clacking vampire teeth anklets stepped into view. The SHAMA (temp name) appeared out of nowhere and she let me know that this was her clan and her timeline and before the end of the book she announced that the universe was hers as well. All of... Continue Reading →
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Authors. Be thankful for every review. The good and the bad. Someone took the time to read your work and send a hug in the shape of a review back to you. Thank them, if you can, as well. That feedback loop is important. For me, I adore reading new author's books and leaving reviews.... Continue Reading →
This had me in absolute tears.
I write in a lot of different genres, from true crime to sci-fi to military history. Over the years I have accumulated a lot of experience in being an author. This list covers a pretty wide variety of those genre’s. It is intended for my author friends out there to give them a moment of self-indulgence. As such, I present the following:
You know you are a writer when you…
…carry on conversations in your head (or out loud) with people that are either dead or who never existed.
…hate math but when you look at your Amazon author’s ratings you want to get into full algebra mode to try and figure out your book sales, ratings, etc.
…delete more words than ever appear in print.
…begrudgingly admit when an editor catches something you missed.
…wake up in the middle of the night with a brilliant idea…and in the morning…
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I'm thinking of writing a Rig it Right: Props and Non-Characters book. I'm wondering what to put in there. What would you like to see? Examples: wheels, dynamic chains, characters with different clothing (not dynamic), balloon (that character holds), Objects that follow and don't follow character hand. ?? This would be in Maya, FYI. Many... Continue Reading →