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I started writing The Peacemakers back in 1995 when it was suggested for a short story in a writing workshop. At that time I had the idea playing like a movie in my head, but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, I ended up with a lot of pages of words and even came close to having a real story with it. Only problem was the need to force the story from one scene to the next. While the writing was mostly pretty good, the story telling lacked a natural flow. Characters needed to be in certain places at certain times and, like certain sci-fi writers who ask the computer to solve the problem or the anonymous anomaly to make everything flush more easily.

So I’m back to the manuscript, pulling the good pieces together and writing all new chapters beginning with the opening. I’ve come to the conclusion that the story really was too big to put in a single book, so I’m splitting it apart and adding some of the back story, changing the interactions with one of the main characters, and refocusing on the climax happening at what had been a major break point anyway. This time, however, the main character will have time to grow.

Since I’m yawning I’ll cut this short.

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