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In Search of My Targeted Editing Plan

My editing plan, to this point, has been haphazard beyond the initial edit or two. That means I need a plan, but I don’t want a rigid system. When I scrapped a system for an organized, but flexible and evolving, … Continue reading

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Alternative Learning, Alternative Doing

As I touched on last week, I’ve entered a new stage in my writing where learning more about editing and self-publishing are more the focus. For me, taking any step is a unique experience because I learn in a different … 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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Between Edges

She traced edges, her finger jagged and unsteady, the mystifying way ahead bending corners. Sometimes, closing her eyes, it uncovered crystal life images she’d never seen. Why did life take so long to explain? Why was she taking so long … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of 10K Writing Challenge Gratitude

On December 21st I participated in the #10kWritingChallenge with four other writers and came away with a bit of a surprise that had nothing to do with numbers… First, though, the project. I’d already begun what I’d thought was novelette, … Continue reading

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Faulty Logic

One eye black, one eye blue, bones fractured in places that weren’t new. He stood over her, fists clenched to show his remorse, said only he could save her from excessive force. She knew he was right as the light … Continue reading

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When the Past Steals

She languished in the past so long present became past, stealing opportunities while she looked back, blind to the growth she lacked. Clarity came, it was a late night hour, a moment, the moment, she resolved to move beyond cruel … 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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Ontyre Map Series 5 – Pannulus Emerges

We now come to the close of my not-so-little map series. I’m pleased to say we don’t close with a whimper, but with the map that most fires my fantasy map passions. The Pannulus map, in short, has a history … Continue reading

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Ontyre Map Series 4 – Colorizing Tremjara

My little map series continues, though it isn’t so little anymore… Week1: Historical map influences. Week2: Fantasy maps and my first attempts at creating Carrdia. Week3: Creating the continent of Tremjara in B&W. This week, as promised, the topic is … Continue reading

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