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My First Ever Mood Board

It’s astounding, really, that I’ve never created a mood board before, what with all the novels I’ve drafted. I’ve collected pictures, and I love having pictures for inspiration, but an actual mood board has never happened. Well, it’s happened now … Continue reading

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Candles Standing

She knelt, candles standing, books animated in life, imagination melting in candle wax, each flame was a new chronicle in her hands, the fire wanting to sear her soul before phosphorescence broke down the door. She winced, candles still standing, … Continue reading

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A Sleep. A Dream. An Idea.

Fantastical pneuma, where imagination left floating in perpetual motion became the stars of night lodged in her eyes. Her dancing, turning the darkness into creative delight where incantation was inspiration, a sleep, a dream, an idea. Watercolor oscillations, flowing on … Continue reading

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My Writing Fuel

Here I am on the other side of having accomplished what I’d had doubts I’d be able to do. I drafted the last two books in the Carrdia series back-to-back. I also did it in less time than I’d allotted. … Continue reading

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My Top Writing Experiences 4 – The Impossible

Here we go, the fourth of my five installments detailing my most memorable writing experiences that were also significant moments in my writing growth. It’s my hope these will inspire and motivate others, especially if you’re considering NaNoWriMo this November. … Continue reading

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My Top Writing Experiences 1 – Short Story Explosion

As I mentioned in my introduction to this September series, I’m sharing my top five writing experiences (so far) in the hope someone may draw motivation or inspiration from them. Rather than rank them, they’re appearing in chronological order since … Continue reading

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My September Motivation Series

I often share posts in October to help people avoid the pitfalls that cause so many to quit NaNoWriMo, typically, during the second week. Many months ago, though, I had a wild idea. What if I shared my top five … Continue reading

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Keys

Her fingertips poised above the keyboard, hovering, a tentative touch here, a poke there, a word formed, and then another, a string, a chain, and then sentences appeared, forming a beginning that became a gateway, a portal, to another world … Continue reading

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The Year of Fear that Became Creative Redemption

This is about my ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, but it’s also about writing. Oh, but that’s just the beginning because, in the end, it’s about my writing salvation. At the moment the walls were closing in I found purpose. How ironic … Continue reading

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How I Found Time

I’m at the doorstep of five months in lockdown. That’s five months in isolation given I live as alone as it’s possible to be. Time, though, I’ve had tons of time. No partner, children, or job. My editing hours should … Continue reading

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