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Alphabet Blogging

Alphabet Blogging

Yeah, I know, I missed blogging…again…for several weeks… *sigh* It’s just so easy to do, you know? Monday rolls around, and I think, “Oh, I’ve got a couple of days…I don’t have an idea yet, so I’ll wait and see what happens…” And then somewhere on Tuesday, I completely forget that I have a blog […]

Character Spotlight: Alain Harper

Character Spotlight: Alain Harper

Guest Blogger: John Wheeler “Be on your guard,” Edward ordered those behind and beside him as he slowly rode forward, not to Sir Martin’s great pleasure. The man he approached wore a hooded cloak, pants, belt and boots all of charcoal gray and an ivory pullover shirt under it. A scabbard on his back, likewise […]

10 Questions and Answers About Alara’s Call

10 Questions and Answers About Alara’s Call

Over at her Zyearth blog, R.A. Meenan tagged everyone in our Facebook writers group in this Q&A game. So in the hopes that this will give you a slightly less controversial view of Alara’s Call than we had last time, here goes: 1. What is the title of your next book/work? Alara’s Call, book one […]

Character Spotlight: General Rariden

Character Spotlight: General Rariden

Alara sat next to Palon and filled three cups from the tall silver pot. She handed one to General Rariden. He cradled the china saucer in his brawny, weathered hand. Though retired and more than seventy years old, he was as robust as a man half that. Only thinning gray hair and a deeply lined […]

A New Habit

A New Habit

I think I’ve mentioned before that I like to hand write. I started out hand writing. The first draft of the first decent novel I wrote was handwritten. This year, I’ve found myself going back to handwriting more and more. Rather than turning to my iPhone writing app, like I have for the past couple […]

Character Spotlight: Aetherial

Character Spotlight: Aetherial

Albione’s nose dripped. He wiped it clean and sniffed. “My heart tricked me Aeth, and I’m gonna die because I was too proud to admit it.” He thumped his head against the wall. “I wish I had more time to sort through these things now that I can see clearly. I don’t want to die […]

Getting Ideas

Getting Ideas

“How do you come up with your ideas?” That’s a question writers get a lot. Most of the time, my answer is “I have no idea. It was just something I was thinking about.” I think a lot of us are the same way. Ideas get in our head and we have to get them […]

Seeking false safety

Seeking false safety

A moth is tapping at my window. There’s light in here, and outside is dark, so he wants in. Stupid creature. There’s nothing for him here. He’ll starve and die. His life and freedom are outside. But it’s dark and scary out there. Isn’t that the way for us? We pursue bright lights, but then […]