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Donald J. Bingle (sometimes credited as Don Bingle) is the author of Frame Shop, a mystery thriller set in a suburban writers' group, Net Impact, a spy thriller which incorporates real-world conspiracy theories, Wet Work, the follow-up adventure to Net Impact, GREENSWORD, a dark comedy about global warming, and Forced Conversion, a military science fiction novel set in the near future. He is also the co-author (with Jean Rabe) of The Love-Haight Case Files, an urban fantasy about the legal rights of supernatural creatures in a magical San Francisco. He has also written a variety of short fiction in the fantasy, science fiction, horror, and comedy genres, and also in gaming material, including stories in the Dragonlance and Transformers univ ...more

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Donald J. Bingle Writer's block is a symptom, not a disease. An inability to continue writing can be a sign of insufficient motivation because of lack of a deadline,…moreWriter's block is a symptom, not a disease. An inability to continue writing can be a sign of insufficient motivation because of lack of a deadline, waning enthusiasm for a project, or distraction by something else (like a different writing project). It can also be a sign of some type of problem in the project (you don't know what happens next, you don't like the status of the current draft, you've backed the characters into a corner plotwise and don't know how to get them out, etc.). Short-term block can also occur when mixing editing functions (fixing already written sections of the project), then turning immediately to fresh, blank-page writing, which is a more creative endeavor. Try writing something else to distract you and get you back into a creative writing routine. If you have a plot problem, talk it out with a sympathetic friend. While your friend is unlikely to solve your plot issue for you (as they won't know your characters and plot as well as you), just framing the situation to ask the question can be revealing. Also, explaining why their uninformed, simplistic solutions won't work can give you insight into what the real solution is.(less)
Donald J. Bingle I'm currently working on a sequel to my spy thriller, Net Impact. Wet Work picks up shortly after the events of Net Impact and Subsidiary agent Dick…moreI'm currently working on a sequel to my spy thriller, Net Impact. Wet Work picks up shortly after the events of Net Impact and Subsidiary agent Dick Thornby has a lot of fences to mend ... and not just because of his overuse of explosives.(less)
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Forced Conversion

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Father's Day

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Frame Shop

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Familiar Spirits

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Season's Critiquings

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In my last blog, I covered blog tours as one way of authors promoting a new book release. And, yes, there was a contest connected with that blog tour, which I'm happy to say was won by Victoria A.

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