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My Top Writing Experiences 3 – The Sequel Opening

This continues my September series as I share my top five writing experiences (so far) in the hope of helping and inspiring others as we head into autumn. Given each experience built upon the preceding, they’re presented in chronological order. … 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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Opening My OLD Novel Vault

It isn’t so long ago I’d have thought this blog post too embarrassing to write, but at some point that changed (obviously). Now, I find I’m proud of all the writing that came before 2016, even if some of the … Continue reading

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Solving a 20 Year-Old Worldbuilding Problem

The title isn’t a typo or a trick to hook you into reading this post. This last week I literally solved a 20-year worldbuilding issue on the heels of two breakthrough moments. A two decade long snag? That’s right. I … Continue reading

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I Dream of Fulfillment

It’s a pretty simple statement. I dream of fulfillment. Maybe it’s not on everyone’s mind when they get up in the morning, but it’s on mine. Every—single—morning. That fulfillment is derived from story, of course. Be it drafting, revising, or … Continue reading

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Charting a Better Course

It’s June, summer nears, and I passed a significant anniversary date on May 31st that was the beginning of something big. Yoga. A lot of people take up yoga to some extent or another, but my story also explores the … Continue reading

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When It Doesn’t Work—Until It Does

From the moment I published last week’s post I knew there was unfinished business at hand. That post, about finally unearthing a story for Following the Essence Stone, continues to fall into place. The narrative outline is done and I’m … Continue reading

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The Moment When I Saved a Novel

I write otherworld fantasy with spells and potions and this month I’m beginning to wonder if I’m under a spell. A good spell. One where the fragmented pieces of my writing begin to come together. Oh how unexpected! Oh how … Continue reading

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Fear and Wonder as Influences

Ontyre, like all my writing, is a product of me, good and bad. Its origins are my origins. Its vistas are a product of my vision. Its characters a remix of my experiences. Its heartbreaks and joys come from my … Continue reading

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Fixing a Timeline

Sometimes, instead of thinking outside the box, I have to find an old box to think in. My primary project at the moment is editing Riparia’s Bk3. I love the story, but I’m not sure I’ve written anything quite so … Continue reading

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