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“Dragon Clan” – Book 2 of the Cloud Lands Beginnings

About Writing Dragon Clan “Dragon Clan” took me by surprise, in a way. I was writing another story with dragons and characters that I love. And got bogged down. Then, a new dragon crept into my mind: Shermin. She flies … Continue reading

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Chapter 1 – Sneak-Peek from “Goblin Invasion”

So the other day, I sat down and wrote out the first chapter of my new book “Goblin Invasion”.  Meet my wizard in this sneak preview: Beginning of Chapter 1 of “Goblin Invasion” Orren stretched, arching his back and gave … 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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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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The Writer’s Process Blog Tour

This is the equivalent of an old-fashioned chain letter – but in a really good way. You see, we writers get to show you some behind the scenes stuff that happens when we write. And you get to find out … Continue reading

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A New Dragon Tale – Some Rambles

Quietly, I’ve been working on a short story to usher in a full novel featuring dragons. I’ve been partial to dragons for a long time, admittedly. It all started when I was an exchange student in California, in the senior … 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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Dying to Forget – Trish Marie Dawson

The other day, I talked about how writing in present tense is a sign of a beginner and amateur. I still mean it. And that’s why I almost didn’t continue with this novel. Even so, I dug in, and here, … Continue reading

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What Happens in Bed

Once again, a novel served as inspiration for this blog post. And once again it wasn’t in a good way, so novel and author shall remain unnamed. This time, we’re talking about sex. In books. And in an abstract way. … Continue reading

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Simon & Schuster … no fun for writers

This is something every author must know and be aware of. Thanks to David Gaughran, we have the details now: Simon & Schuster has launched a self-publishing operation, Archway Publishing, contracting one of the most disreputable players in the business … Continue reading

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