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Patricia Hamill

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I write, enjoy crochet/knitting, practice karate, and love reading and writing, especially anything fantasy or fiction. I read too much!

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Patricia Hamill First off, don't worry about writing something good, just write. The first draft is never going to be perfect, so don't worry about trying to make it…moreFirst off, don't worry about writing something good, just write. The first draft is never going to be perfect, so don't worry about trying to make it so by editing as you go. Second, don't get too attached to a particular phrase, paragraph or idea. Sometimes you have to strike something you like for the good of the story. Third, don't forget why you wanted to be an author. It's supposed to be fun, so enjoy it. And don't be afraid to take a break if you need it.

(I originally wrote this for an interview on michaelscifan.us. It's a great blog worth following if you like hearing about new books.)(less)
Patricia Hamill Great questions, James.

I tend to write on weekends or very late at night. I used to only write in a notebook and then type/edit everything into my…more
Great questions, James.

I tend to write on weekends or very late at night. I used to only write in a notebook and then type/edit everything into my computer about once a week, but now I write on my tablet. I love the portability of the tablet and the fact that it doesn't add the little spell and grammar check squiggles while I'm trying to get the story down.

I can write pretty much anywhere, but I prefer it to be somewhat quiet and mildly lit. Usually, at home. I also write during my son's Taekwondo practice, unless he's learning something new and I want to watch. That's a bit tough though because of all the shouting.

As for rituals, I don't really have any that I do while writing. But, for plotting that's a different story. I do most of my plotting on my drive to work or on my way home. I'll test out scenarios, dialog and plot twists aloud. I cannot have music running while I'm doing this in the car or when I'm actually writing. I also usually forget to stop to eat until my stomach complains at me, so the activity is pretty all-consuming.(less)
Average rating: 3.7 · 54 ratings · 40 reviews · 8 distinct works
Shadows of Valor (Shadows o...

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Avalee and the Dragon

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Fearless

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The Freeze

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Forgotten Valor (Shadows of...

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The Golden Ship

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Destiny’s Gambit is an exciting tale featuring an eclectic blend of old fashioned pirate ships, space travel and magic. In it, a young boy struggles to find his lost parents all the while learning of a fate he’d never expected.

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“If you don't know a name, you can't be hurt when they go. I have no friends anymore, all are lost.”
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“Don't resist the urge to burn down the stronghold, kill off the main love interest or otherwise foul up the lives of your characters.”
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“It's more like an absence of sound, almost like nature holding its breath. Like those corny lines in movies where the hero says, "It's quiet, too quiet.”
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“It's more like an absence of sound, almost like nature holding its breath. Like those corny lines in movies where the hero says, "It's quiet, too quiet.”
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“You have to stand out, do something, to be remembered.”
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