Tag Archives: fiction

Walking the Edge that is Adding Mystery

Everything you don’t know is a mystery. Too, mystery adds tension and encourages involvement. Most writers know that so there’s little mystery there. What’s perhaps too often a missed, though, is that it can be a knife-edge walk between being … Continue reading

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Benefits to Worldbuilding Limitations

In the world of fantasy there’s little that’s more central to worldbuilding than the magic system. Now, let’s whittle that down to limitations. To be even more specific, let’s look at how limitations can enhance further worldbuilding and the storytelling … Continue reading

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Novel Openings: Lessons from a Comparison

WARNING: I’m going to shred my own writing. Have I lost my mind? Believe it or not, no. I consider it healthy that I can look at my work with an unfiltered eye. I’m kind and compassionate when critiquing what … Continue reading

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Vistanna

She was the shade, she was the shadow, she harvested the twilight and the sunrise. She was half light, half darkness, existing in a place that was and never was. She wrote upon luminescence, the night sky her instrument, reveling … Continue reading

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Night Editing

She was editing around encroaching sleep, shifting words on an alphabet sea. Dreams. Visions. Fantasy. The lone surviver in a shipwrecked story, tossing words overboard in allegory. Fogged. Caffeinated. Solitary. How long before her wavering gaze failed to linger? How … Continue reading

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Daydreaming Anthologies

It’s fun to toss ideas around. Daydreaming is a part of this writing thing we do. Dream the dream, then pursue it. In my case, there are lots of ideas to toss around given my prolificacy. I blame it on … Continue reading

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My Unplanned YA Novel

The longer I write the more often I unintentionally end up with a finished product that was never planned or bears little resemblance to my original idea. Others might argue that it’s some instinctive, subconscious ability born of experience and … Continue reading

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Kasaria

She’d languished in emotional oppression. When would it end? It was a question she always asked. She’d fought the longing, and longed to fight. Then it happened… waking with memories not her own and too many questions. Touched by magic, … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding A Dynamic Society Brimming with Story Potential

Sweet mother of all! Sorry, but I couldn’t think of a different way to begin this post. Summer has arrived. I’m walking and biking. I’m seeing the benefits of yoga after only three weeks. I’m back in Pannulus. Sweet mother … Continue reading

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Self-Examination in a Time of Historical Change

In the midst of colossal, historic events I’ve retreated, not from the news, but to a place where I could learn and reflect (and also continue lockdown). My reflections first focused on myself, but later on my writing. Was I … Continue reading

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