Category Archives: Main Blog

10 Facts About Me

I thought I’d do something different this week and list facts about me, some of them a little unusual—or not. Many people do similar posts that are interesting. Me? Probably not nearly so interesting, but we’ll see. Here we go… … Continue reading

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Is Riparia Dellbane an INFJ?

Is Riparia Dellbane an INFJ? For a long while that question has flittered about in my brain, but I’ve never taken the time to examine it—until now. Before I do, a few important points: For those who don’t know, Riparia … Continue reading

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Project Transition

My transition from the end of one project to the beginning of another lasted nine hours, enough time for sleep and breakfast. I don’t take writing/editing vacations unless I have no choice. No doubt this sounds like amazing dedication, but … Continue reading

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A Found Family Mother

I’m close to wrapping up the first draft of Stealing Light and remain astonished at how the story has morphed time and time again. The core plot, the one I intended to write from the beginning, remains, but the emphasis … Continue reading

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My Writing Themes: One Deep Root

Drafting, editing, and world building are the sapling in the sunlight, but the seed and roots that come first are the writer’s true creation story. As a child I often gazed out my window imagining, but that was but one … Continue reading

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Every Novel is a Different Experience

What I’ve learned over the years is that all that’s the same about the creation of each novel is that no matter what I do and how I begin they never go the same. That’s the reason why I chuckle … Continue reading

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Airships! Applying Magic to Technology

Way back when, the original idea for Ontyre was that it would be medieval world with axes and swords. Visualize, to a degree, Tolkien, but with female characters. I spent considerable time building the magic system and enhanced it over … Continue reading

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The New Pannulus Map Revealed

I’m going to jump right in this week because I can be long-winded when I start talking about maps. The Pannulus map project I vowed to finish before January was through is complete. As I tend to do, I’ll probably … Continue reading

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Immense and Inadequate Writing Plans

I’m back to continue my look at my plans for 2019. I first talked about my short range goals that included fixing the Pannulus map and editing the Pannulus stories written in December, especially the Thornwillow tales. Tied to that … Continue reading

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Short Story December Fallout

I’m continuing to look at my plans for 2019… This week my focus is on another short-term goal, and that’s making an initial edit of all the short stories I wrote in December. If I write them I have to … Continue reading

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