David R Packer, Author
David R Packer, Author

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Sep
27
Coffee beans side by side, comparing green to freshly roasted

Roasting Coffee

A kilo of Brazilian Andre Lorenzon Pink Bourbon-Natural green beans showed up on my door this morning. This is my
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Sep
24
Pencil-outline map of fantasy city

Saturday Morning Coffee

1 min read
Sep
16
Training ammunition and taser darts on desk, next to jewelry making tools

Process Four

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Sep
15
Laptop on a desk with extra monitor, and a few books next to it. No cats.

Ebb and Flow

Life goes in ups and downs. For me, this can happen quickly. Had a great day a few days ago.
4 min read
Sep
13
Two folks sparring with rapiers and daggers, on the lawn in front of a house

Process Three

As promised, I started to re-write the short based on the idea I had for starting it further along the
4 min read
Sep
12
A loom in the corner of a room

Process Two

Last post I talked about the story idea creation process, and  detailed how I'd gotten an idea for something I'd
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Sep
09
closeup of rapier hilt on hardwood floor

Process. The hard stuff.

Neurodivergent writing is fun. There are so many books and videos out there on how to write, exploring all the
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Sep
05
Sabre on a hardwood floor, attached to belt

Labour Day

In some ways, today is the day I really see the joy of becoming a full-time writer. I can't afford
3 min read
Sep
01
Sharp medieval sword with rainbow-coloured blade and purple handle-wrap, displayed on an outdoor table

Writing Launch Month

So called, because I've decided September is my official start to writing professionally, after a month of prep. Spending this
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Aug
29
Kajetan and author fencing in a dance studio, with rapiers, with a large mirror in the background

Good writing and bad writing

I used to be a snob about my reading. Didn't feel like it, but now that I've got a bit
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