Tag Archives: fantasy

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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Changing Things Around

So you may have noticed something about this site – it no longer opens on the blog. I did that on purpose. Yes, indeed. Because, my friends, I’m getting serious about my newsletter. And I want visitors to know that … Continue reading

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Changing out of a Bipolar Writing Habit

Today, I want to talk about a rather big change in my life. One that’s providing structure and happiness, in more ways than I expected. You see, I finally decided to use my EFT knowledge and experience to get myself … Continue reading

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Review: The Coming Storm, by Valerie Douglas

It all began on Facebook. I don’t even remember who started the thread. We were talking about horses in real life, and horses in stories, and Valerie mentioned Smoke, a horse in one of her stories. A stubborn gelding with … Continue reading

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Borderline – a Cloud Lands Short Story

Well, “Borderline” is up on Amazon and all the other other vendors. And in addition, you can sign up to my newsletter and download it for free as a gift. But what is it all about? I wrote the tale … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “Dad’s Helping Hand”

I wrote this last week, but it’s the perfect Halloween story. Enjoy! ********************** Leonie decided to go to her father’s grave, to ask for his help. She always did that when stuck in a difficult spot, and it was almost … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Freedom

I’m an indie author. I choose what I want to write. Sometimes, I aim for markt. Sometimes, I write for friends or fans. And sometimes, I just write for fun. This November, for NaNoWriMo, I wrote for fun. Admittedly, I … Continue reading

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Recycling Story Ideas

  As authors, our stories are our assets. They are what brings in money, in the shape of published books that readers can buy. Now, there are many ways to take a single “book” and use it wisely, by selling … Continue reading

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The Power of Stories over Simple Facts

I was just reading about a study that shows children learn better from stories than facts. Duh. There is a reason why story-telling has been the preferred teaching method for millenia in our species. You see, our brain has what … Continue reading

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