Tag Archives: fantasy

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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My Project Safe Haven

Many people, if not all people, have their safe places, those locations, physical or otherwise, where they go because they’re more comfortable there or need time alone. I have a novel, one I wrote a couple of years ago, that’s … Continue reading

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This INFJ’s Character Empathy

I don’t know if it’s because I’m an INFJ, or perhaps I’m just empathetic, or both, or I become too wrapped up in my stories, but my emotional connection to my characters can become intense. I’m saying all this at … Continue reading

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Viewing Threads in Scrivener

Recently, I was in a discussion concerning editing parts of a novel where multiple scenes have close ties and would be easier to review if together. Perhaps this has been addressed elsewhere before, I don’t know. I do know that … Continue reading

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What I Write – Revealed with Short Stories

What do I write? Like all writers it’s a simple question on the surface and a more complex question when you dig deeper. Explaining is easiest if I use the four short stories posted on the website as examples since … Continue reading

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Glistenelle

She had all a young girl could want… To read the latest poem, which is based on a character from my Carrdia series, please join me on the website HERE.

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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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