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Naming Stuff: Titles (plus news)

This is my fifth and final post in my Naming Stuff series and examines my approach to creating titles. If you struggle with this, then read on. You might find something here that helps. For this post’s second half, I’ll … Continue reading

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Naming Stuff: Places

This worldbuilding series is about naming, well, stuff. This post, the fourth (and next to last) addresses places like worlds, continents, and cities that populate maps and draw attention to the world created. There are NO hard and fast rules. … Continue reading

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Naming Stuff: Creatures and Peoples

This is my short worldbuilding series examining my approaches to naming aspects of my fantasy world. This, the third post, addresses creatures and peoples and is where I often indulge childhood fixations. Thus far in the series, Naming Stuff: Characters … 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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Silly Ole Crow – A Companion Animal Who Altered a Character’s Course

I’ve often talked about animal characters, but there remains one who’s unique. That animal is Mazatta the crow. Something of an afterthought when he was added in Kovenlore Chronicles Book2, A River in Each Hand, he ended up having a … 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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Refreshing Prose When Editing

I’m currently performing a self-edit of Protecting the Pneuma Key, but an edit with a difference. To say I was nervous, that I worried my new approach would accomplish little, was an understatement. The good news is, it’s going better … Continue reading

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Editor Brain Breakthrough

Many memorable moments make up my writing journey. One of the most important occurred Tuesday morning before drafting this blog (good gosh, what is it about Tuesdays?). I’ve always appreciated the magic editing adds to an existing story, but detailed … 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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