September 29, 2020

October is just around the corner! I’m a big believer that the holidays are a special time of the year. After the year we’ve had, I think making the most of the holidays will be especially important and a little bit more challenging. Classic traditions like Trick or Treat or Halloween parties/dances/haunted houses might be…

August 26, 2020

Parody is hard! As a writer, there are several plates you have to keep spinning to make sure that your parody not only delivers laughs but stays memorable. In this video, we’re covering: 1. How to write parody 2. What makes for good vs bad parody 3. The difference between parody and satire 4. Parody…

August 13, 2020

Ernest Hemingway once said that writing is easy, you simply go to your typewriter and bleed. Most of the time, for me, it doesn’t feel like bleeding, it feels more like trying to get a splinter out. If you enjoy writing or detest it, I hope you enjoy this brief comical video sketch.

July 31, 2020

In just a few days, The Silver Currant, sequel to The Crimson Inkwell will be available to readers. It has been a wild ride. Second installments of trilogies have a longstanding tradition of being lame. There are exceptions, of course. I tried to study my favorite second children out there to see how they kept…

May 12, 2020

Midnight Sun on Amazon: http://kennethabaldwin.com/recommends… Stephanie Meyers recently announced a new addition to the Twilight Saga, Midnight Sun. She joins a host of other authors who have attempted to add to their popular works years after their original success. So, today Instead of Writing we’re talking about whether or not we should be excited about…

May 8, 2020

The term “echo chamber” is enough to send chills down your spine. I know I just got goosebumps thinking about it. When I was kid, I saw The Truman Show, starring Jim Carrey. If you haven’t seen it, the show’s premise is pretty simple. Jim Carrey plays a man whose entire life is a reality…

April 9, 2020

A lot of writers struggle with writing good dialogue, especially when it comes to humor. I’ve got four suggestions to improve your dialogue significantly. Dialogue is great because it’s an aspect of writing you can be really meticulous about getting correct and see results for your efforts. It’s not as nebulous as first pages, opening…

April 6, 2020

I’m really excited to share that I’m going on a virtual book tour with my book, The Crimson Inkwell, ahead of the release of The Silver Currant later this year. The virtual tour will last all of April. During the month, I’ll be doing guest blog posts and sharing features from other bloggers that will…

March 27, 2020

You may find yourself with ample time on your hands. Even if you love books and not interacting with other human beings, eventually the call for companionship emerges and even us most bookish, introverted people need some social interaction. But how to do it? Well, it turns out there is a whole series of board…

March 18, 2020

I’ve been a fan of The Princess Bride since I was a child. Something about the daring rescue, the high stakes, and the quasi-magical setting had me hook, line, and sinker. When I first read the book by William Goldman, I didn’t understand why there were all the modern-day interludes in there. (I was young,…

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The Crimson Inkwell The Crimson Inkwell
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The Price of Freedom: An Urban Paranormal Short Story The Price of Freedom: An Urban Paranormal Short Story
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