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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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Gryphon Gray Deleted Scene

Feeling a little like an archeologist and taking the blog in a new direction this week sharing a passage I unearthed. It’s been six months since I shared Gryphon Gray on the blog and the other day I discovered a … Continue reading

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Writing Beyond My Headlights

The NaNo aftermath. I’m toasted more than usual. Burned. Well, maybe not that bad, but that’s me talking today and not yesterday. First off, I’m not going to talk about words written, because they were irrelevant long before the month … Continue reading

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Camp NaNo Excerpt: Fall of Baris

Chaos. That’s my life until the first of August. I’ve a mountain of work needing done and so when I committed to drafting yet another novel this month I vowed I’d finish it by the 31st. Silly me. It’s running … Continue reading

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Camp NaNo Excerpt: The Aperture

So, in keeping with taking a vacation of sorts from the blog, I’m leaning heavily on a first draft excerpt again this week. Well, it’s a vacation if you don’t count the almost 81K words I’ve written since the first … Continue reading

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Another Camp NaNoWriMo Excerpt

I’m a poor (at best) swimmer and this month I’m swimming upstream during Camp NaNoWriMo trying to complete an entire draft in thirty-one days. That’s right, I’m not talking about the November NaNo goal of 50k (passed that yesterday), but … Continue reading

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A Camp NaNoWriMo Excerpt

I’m taking a bit of a break this month while the world cooks outside in the heat and Camp NaNoWriMo is in full swing. Last night we had a 5.8 earthquake, which is a big deal in a region that … Continue reading

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World Building Chat

And now for something completely different… Okay, not completely, but different. Leading up to Camp NaNoWriMo I recently led a chat on Twitter concerning world building and made slides for the talk so I thought I’d share them here with all … Continue reading

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A Top 10 List of Dubious Importance: Rise & Shine!

Time for a little fanciful whimsy. Partly because I needed a break from the usual and partly because… I won’t go there. There are so many things we do in life that we never question. We believe the way we’ve … Continue reading

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Drafting Madness, Oh How I Love to Catch It

Oh no. Yikes. I’m doomed. July Camp NaNo approaches and I’m going to draft another novel. Stop me before I draft again! Too late. As if I need more editing to do. Then again, there’ll be the rest of the … Continue reading

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