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World of Ontyre: The Lost Hills

For a change of pace, this week I’m going to talk about a region instead of a town or city, one that figures prominently in one of my periphery novels, Torment Surfacing. The Lost Hills have played a significant role … Continue reading

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Tribute to Jackie

People can enter your life in any number of ways, influence your life likewise, and leave you struggling to express your thanks sufficiently. That’s Jackie. Who’s Jackie? My writer self would tell you that, at this moment, she’s my lone … Continue reading

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World of Ontyre: Sprawn

If there was ever a location in Carrdia that summoned shadows of the American Wild West it’s the town of Sprawn in the Wilder Hills. Mostly it’s a place where people go to either hide or die. Sometimes both. If … Continue reading

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There are Rewrites, and REWRITES

There’s drafting and there’s editing, and then there are rewrites. What I’m discovering is that not all rewrites are created equal. Sure, each novel is unique, but I’m not talking about content differences. Instead, it’s differences in the problems and … Continue reading

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The World of Ontyre: Pannulus

This week I’m stepping out of Carrdia. Way out. In honor of the short story I posted a couple of days ago I’m going to touch on the country of Pannulus. Please note, though, that Pannulus, though enjoying a high … Continue reading

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World of Ontyre Short Story: Taking Flight

It’s a long time since I’ve posted a full story, but here’s a full-length Ontyre short story from the country of Pannulus. Off the northeast coast of the continent of Tremjara is Pannulus, a country consisting of three main islands … Continue reading

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World of Ontyre: Baris

Given events in Essence Stone, which I’m currently rewriting, my next choice of a location to examine is Baris. The City of Baris in Carrdia is a city best forgotten by characters, but it’s worth remembering for readers, for far … Continue reading

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The Plan for Autumn 2018

Oh yes, autumn. Cooler air invades, the leaves turn, drizzle glistens on the pavement, and I burn with inspiration. No wonder I’m not a summer drafter. You want to talk about plans? I have plans for this autumn that are … Continue reading

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World of Ontyre: Transgamete

Choosing the city of Transgamete to lead off my new Saturday posts about the World of Ontyre was simple. It’s centrally located in Carrdia, is it’s largest city, and is the country’s capital. All that alone makes it intriguing, but … Continue reading

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What I Did Over My Summer Vacation

Whatever does a writer do over a summer vacation? Let me rephrase. Whatever does a writer who doesn’t have the funds for world travel do over a summer vacation? That’s right! That’s what I did, along with some other stuff. … Continue reading

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