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Derek Siddoway

By the stars! I’m not sure where the last three months of 2015 went, but gone they are. Somehow, through the joyous (and sometimes tortuous) grind of outlining, writing, revising and life in general, 2016 snuck up on me. As such, it’s time again for my annual author resolutions. Although it doesn’t pertain just to my …

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Wow. First of all, let’s give a big round of applause to JJ Abrams, the writers and the entire cast and crew of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s films like these that further ignite my quest to become a master storyteller. As I discussed last week, Star Wars was probably THE defining creative influence …

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… I can’t remember the first time I saw those pale blue words emblazoned across the screen, but it was probably before I could read them. What I do know is the resounding trumpet blare of the main theme sounded a clarion call within that I …

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Hell on Wheels Season 5 Episode 6: Hungry Ghosts Official Synopsis: Cullen and Mei take a dangerous journey through the California wilderness, escorting precious cargo. Eva nurses Louise back to health. Read the previous episode review. Review I’m back in the saddle! It’s been forever, but we’re going to get through the rest of Season …

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Man, this is a post I really wish I wasn’t writing. Thursday was bittersweet: I came home, eagerly anticipating the paperback proof of Out of Exile that was supposed to arrive in the mail. It was, but unlike most days, my fourteen-year-old blue heeler, Misty, didn’t greet me when I got out of my car. …

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