Category Archives: Writing

Chapter 1 sneak preview of the new series

So the other day, I sat down and wrote out the first chapter.  Meet my wizard. Orren stretched, arching his back and gave a happy sigh. All rolls and loaves of bread were in the oven now, and he had … Continue reading

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Help me name my characters!

The other night, I woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep. Because I was thinking about my books. And how it’s so hard to get them noticed. Which made me think about writing a fairly mainstream epic fantasy story. … Continue reading

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Finderlohn – Ein Konrad Zarezky Roman

Entstanden ist der erste Entwurf für dieses Buch im November 2006, während NaNoWriMo. Ich habe es dann ein paar Monate später fertiggestellt, überarbeitet und schließlich meiner Agentur gezeigt. Die hielt es für nicht vermarktbar. Dann lag es etliche Jahre in … Continue reading

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Idea Questions

Again and again, I’m being asked how I come up with my ideas. And I do have more ideas than I can write in my entire lifetime. Thing is … for me, ideas are everywhere. It’s more a question of … Continue reading

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I’m Proud to be an Indie Autor

From my posts you may have seen that I’m an indie author who self-publishes her books. And I’m proud of it. Yes, sometimes I see things that make me cringe. Yesterday, I was pointed to a book (which shall remain … Continue reading

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The Pain of Wasted Story Telling

Actually, the word “telling” in the headline is what it is all about. Stories are not about telling at all.  Stories are about allowing readers live through them. And not every published book accomplishes this. I’ve read (or tried to … Continue reading

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Kindle Unlimited: A New World of Reading

Today, I just want to tell you about a huge light bulb that went on in my head when I was thinking about Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited. In case you haven’t heard, that’s a subscription offer for $ 9.99 a month. … Continue reading

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Behold, they were women!

Imagine the Stone Age. What do you see? Well, the usual picture is men as hunters, inventors, protectors and artists. Because most of the scenes in the cave paintings show animals and hunting, it was thought that the artists were … Continue reading

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Medieval Life … Includes Roundworm

As you all know, I write predominately fantasy. What you may not know is that I actually studied archaeology for a couple of years. So I have a good idea of how life really was back in those middle ages … Continue reading

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Some More Writing Advice – Beginning, Middle, End

Sorry for the long silence. I’ve been working on my other business … and that took a lot of time and energy. Even so, I’ve been overwhelmed with the great responses to my short story ebook, “Sequoia”. Thanks go to … Continue reading

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