Category Archives: Main Blog

Leave of Absence

This is a different kind of post, but one of my most important in the five years I’ve been blogging. I want to say at the outset that I appreciate each person who’s viewed, subscribed, or commented on my posts. … Continue reading

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The Missing Character Crisis

Crisis averted. In the span of a week I stumbled in drafting my WIP, dove into crisis control, abandoned the story (temporarily), penned a novella, and returned to the WIP. Strangely, poor planning caused the problem, yet it was advance … Continue reading

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Running Headlong into Myself

So, I find myself in a strange place in my life where I walk around and think to myself, Gee, this place is strange. I’m serious. Okay, not completely serious, but maybe serious in a strange and slightly unserious sort … Continue reading

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A Life Thread from Birth

Threads run through the stories I write, they also run through my life. Some run for a lifetime, others briefly, and still others disappear and reappear and I have no idea where they were when I could not see them. … Continue reading

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A New Project: Summoning Shadows

I took the plunge. In the end, I write for me and this is what Me wanted to do. The backstory story I started last month (and also finished last month) felt too comfortable to leave alone. I agonized over … Continue reading

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Writing Backstory as Story

Backstory. In the past I’ve tried all manner of approaches, from making a list of points to creating a more formal outline to writing a narrative outline, which I still do for plotting. My method has now evolved again and … Continue reading

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A Bridge in Distant Farthing

Outside the bedroom, Merelda Phlane leaned her head back against the wall and resisted the desire to conjure a demon who’d end the torment each night brought. Losing the love of her life in a tragic, misguided war across the … Continue reading

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Revisiting World Building in Pannulus

The Pannulus map is done, but more important, it’s done far ahead of schedule. Another map? Yup, but the story for this one is different than the other two. The focus for Tremjara and Carrdia was mapmaking over world building … Continue reading

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New Maps & New Writing

Time for a old-fashioned update since I’ve completed a multitude of projects recently. There are other projects in-progress and many others waiting in the wings, but as of late completion has been the word of the day. Let’s begin… • … Continue reading

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Stream of Consciousness Interview

Recently, I was contacted by myself and asked if I was interested in being interviewed, and after some messaging back and forth, a time was set when we’d be together. I was expecting more of a studio atmosphere, but instead … Continue reading

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