Tag Archives: alternate world

The Power of Story Memories

Memories. In a story they serve many purposes. Often they’re backstory, but if presented just right they work as mysteries. They can also be a window into a character’s heart, mind, and soul. There’s another aspect, though. As I’ve advanced … Continue reading

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One Location Leads to Another and Back Again

It’s amazing the strange routes my mind takes on the way to exploring a part of my world. Back in November, 2015, and after finishing my second NaNo project, I launched into writing short stories. They’d finally clicked for me … Continue reading

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A Pentalogy is Born

My Riparia Dellbane series will be five novels. There, I’ve said it and I’m going to stick to it. In my gut I’ve known for awhile, but today, as I was completing my editing pass on Bk2, it struck me. … Continue reading

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A Double-Dose of Dumb Luck

Sometimes, it’s just dumb luck that I get something right. The entire time I’ve been editing Bk2, A River in Each Hand, I’ve been thinking exactly that. Actually, it was a double-dose of dumb luck. That’s right, I’m admitting it. … Continue reading

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An Ontyre Update

When this is posted it’ll be Independence Day here in the US so I’ll keep this short with an update. I’m participating in CampNaNoWriMo this month. I’d have been editing anyway, but it will serve to light a bit of … Continue reading

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Belief in the Writer Within

My summer of editing is going according to plan and next month brings with it a special occasion for me. At present, I’m finishing my editing pass on Bk1, Trust in the Forgotten. That means I’ll easily begin work on … Continue reading

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Interview!

Between working extra hours on the job for the rest of June and trying to finish this edit on Trust in the Forgotten, I’m swamped until July (when I’ll start editing A River in Each Hand. Still, I have something … Continue reading

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One Thing Leads to Another…

A person could spend a lifetime world building and never capture all the intricacies associated with all the cultures in their fantasy world. That’s why I address the basics and a little bit more. Think of it as a Hollywood … Continue reading

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Adding to My Editing Process

I’ve talked before about the importance of finding the method of drafting that works best for me and how everyone will ultimately have their own unique approach. Recent events have me wondering why editing should be any different? After all, … Continue reading

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Reflections After Editing Bk4

Last weekend I finished the initial edit on Riparia’s Bk4 (#3 is a prequel that she’s barely in). Simultaneously, I completed the revision map that will kickstart my next editing pass when I return to Bk4 in the future. Book … Continue reading

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