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Naming Stuff: Glossary

I’m continuing my worldbuilding series covering my approaches to naming elements of my fantasy world. This, the second post, addresses special terms from my Ontyre glossary. I’m trying to minimize explaining magic and instead explain my approach to naming. Thus … Continue reading

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Searching for Wonder

It was there never seen, existing on the whisper of a thought, nonsensical to those lacking vision, her vision, her mind’s eye touching the impossible, allowing her inside. Magic was the irrational possible, imagination’s creation expanding, a thriving otherworld she … Continue reading

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Naming Stuff: Characters

If you’re a writer, naming stuff is important, and all the more so if you write in a genre outside our real world. Worldbuilding as extensively as I do, I could probably devote an entire naming post to the various … 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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This Writer’s Essential Flexibility

My writing process mimics crossing a stream. In late summer I hop from rock to rock. In spring I find a bridge. In winter I manage the ice. Same stream. Same goal. Meanwhile, my process depends on the flow and … 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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Weighing the Reader’s Ideal Experience

One problem with my weekly blogs is you all witness my decisions in real time, good and bad. Then again, it’s an honest glimpse into my writing and publishing journey. It has to be honest, why else would I sometimes … 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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