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5 Rules for Writing 5 Rules

It seems these days there are rules, tips, and advice everywhere. Well, I’m here to share the universal five rules that always apply when creating five rules. I must caution you, though, for if you attempt to use these rules … Continue reading

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#mywriting Process Blog Tour

A treasured friend, Kath Unsworth, from Australia’s south coast where she lives with her family and countless animals, kindly asked that I participate in the #mywriting Process Blog Tour so here I am. Kath’s blog posts that explore the best … Continue reading

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Rogue Personalities

I have rogue personalities and they’re on the run. No, not multiple personalities. Of course not. Well, not anymore. I used to have a bunch, but at one point they moved away and I haven’t talked to them in years. … Continue reading

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The Me I Seek Is Me

Long have I sought that distant land beyond the horizon. Always it was there in my mind, yet just out of reach. And then I arrived, for I’d been there all along. Such was my search for the fantasy world … Continue reading

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Magic Defined…Or Not

Magic and fantasy. That’s a couple whose relationship is as common as love and romance, science and sci-fi, murder and mystery… For me, magic is another element that enriches the fantasy world. It possesses different looks, its place in the … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks Along the Path

I’m humbled, my gratitude brimming. I stand at the brink of a new chapter in my life and today, on this day when so much is about to change, I passed 200 followers here on WordPress. You all have my … Continue reading

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Culture and the Fantasy Writer

Besides the notebooks containing my world’s history and geography/maps, there’s also one describing cultures… When I started my novel I had some ideas and images in my head concerning culture. As I proceeded, though, I realized my world building needed … Continue reading

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Reshaping the Vision

So, it’s Saturday morning here and this is when I’ve posted another The Journal segment in the past. It’s not here, obviously. Instead, I’m here. Sorry about that, but there’s a reason for the change. I refuse to post writing … Continue reading

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Geography and Maps (part 2)

Open a window or go outside. Look around. That’s the map you live in. Fly. Let your imagination soar, but be certain a tale awaits unfolding upon the land you’ve created. Many maps are a delight to behold, but their … Continue reading

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The History Notebook

When I initiated my fantasy novel late in 1999 my imagination opened wide and ideas descended faster than flying monkeys scooping up Dorothy. Yes, I’m talking about writing fiction and world building. My first world building project that required writing … Continue reading

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