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Fantasical World

Once upon the glimmer of a fading thought, she caught a glimpse of the dream once thought gone forever in a life where her past self believed she had eternity. If improbably glimpsing the dream was a momentary reality, then … Continue reading

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Going Forward: Life Beyond Tragedy

As I navigate my way, not out of grief, but to learning how to manage it, I also find that, as is often the case, tragic events bring stark realities to the surface. My greatest constant and comfort these last … Continue reading

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Managing a Series in Scrivener

As anyone who’s read my blog likely knows, I’m writing a fantasy series. Okay, actually, kinda sorta, three series (Kovenlore Chronicles, Pannulus Mysteries, and Thornwillow Tales), but I’m focusing on one right now or nothing will ever be published. That … Continue reading

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Live

“Live,” said The End. “Before I arrive know life, know yourself, for it’s only living that produces experiences to keep your imagination young. Nurture your arc, as you’ll nurture the characters you’ll one day create, for create them you will. … Continue reading

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Literally Cutting Paths to Writing Inspiration in a Time of Healing

I’m always rediscovering my inspiration roots. Sit quiet. Listen. If you hear a stream or river then you hear today’s topic, one I found in the most unlikely of places during a time of healing. I often think of it … Continue reading

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The Possible Impossible

Growing up, told, “No,” or told, they really didn’t care, and so, she took advantage of neglect, dared to dream, to imagine possible the impossible. Threatened men angered, for them she dumbed down, ending opinions with, “I don’t know,” when … Continue reading

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My Conceptual Compulsion Approach to Writing

Another episode of Christina’s quirky compulsions… I have a strong conceptual approach to all my creative endeavors. I’m sharing this because some of my approaches are actually accepted elements in good writing, but not all. This is a bit abstract … Continue reading

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IF

IF. One word, two letters. It appears in multiple well known phrases, but two, poles apart, have impacted my life the most. One phrase looks back, the other forward. One phrase would pull my life apart if I allowed it. … Continue reading

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Determined Hope

To paraphrase the legendary Tina Turner, “What’s hope got to do with it?” Everything. Life experience has taught me that. In some circles, hope is simply optimism, a belief in a positive outcome. My view is a certainty that, if … Continue reading

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The Expected Flipped on Its Head

I’m doing Camp NaNoWriMo, but I’m not drafting. Instead, I’m adapting it for editing. The last thing I need is to draft more books right now. I’ve also learned my lesson, that I dislike drafting when it’s hot. Except, it … Continue reading

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