Category Archives: Main Blog

The Wealth that is Writing

So, maybe you’ve been trying your hand at this writing thing, this writing gig, this being a writer on your way to becoming a published author. You’ve heard about NaNoWriMo and writing 50,000 in a month, which is maybe a … Continue reading

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A Darling Killer Confession

When I’d last checked outside the stars were cloaking themselves in clouds to escape my mood. In my dim porch light’s blush the leaves were riding the blustery winds as if witches driven to madness, their tears coating the walk. … Continue reading

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Dismantling a World

Nothing you write is ever truly wasted. A case in point… Many, many years ago, when I was building the world of Ontyre, I envisioned medieval-like stories. The Tolkien influence was strong in those days (still there, but not quite … Continue reading

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Writing State of Affairs

Is this the late September scramble? The what? Well, I’m not sure if this scramble is really a thing as much as it’s the label I’m putting on my state of affairs at the moment. Yes, I’m scrambling, but it’s … Continue reading

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The Evolving Magic System

My new fantasy world building law of magic? No matter the genre, level of societal or technological advancement—it should work. When I first developed my fantasy world my intention was it would suit a medieval setting. You know, swords, spells, … Continue reading

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An Unconventional NaNo Project?

I know it’s still six weeks away, but NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is already on my mind. That might have something to do with the sudden switch from hot, dry, and smokey weather to rain. Problem is: What to … Continue reading

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Knee-Deep in Retreat

Last week I blogged about Extreme Weather and how that which is most adaptable to global warming is bacteria. And then the last week happened and I’m just a bit irked. It hasn’t been a case of the global warming … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, More Tragedy

Montana is burning. So are many other states in the west, but I’m in Montana and I can see first hand that Montana is burning. Already it’s gone on far longer than normal and has reached the point where I’ve … Continue reading

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Winds of Writing Change

Winds of change. Life is constant change, of course. Little changes. Big changes. So on and so on. Sudden changes can come like dreaded calls in the middle of the night. Others leave a warmer memory. Grasping my diploma. Receiving … Continue reading

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Autumn’s Whisper

This blog post is a serving of gratitude. Simple thankfulness. Think of it as a mix of my love for the mountains and cool air, along with a good dose of mindfulness. I’ve been debating what to write about this … Continue reading

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