Tag Archive | Becky Minor

Alara’s Marcher Lord Roots

Alara’s Marcher Lord Roots

What can I tell you NAF followers about Alara’s Call that I haven’t already? Some of you have been with me on this journey since the days of the Marcher Lord Select contest. When we announced the release date for Alara’s Call, Becky Minor—NAF alumn and founder of the Realm Makers conference—asked me if that […]

What A Great Time To Write

What A Great Time To Write

The title of this post is, to me, overused. Maybe not the exact wording but…well, let me explain briefly. What I mean is, in the eras of Hemingway, Poe, Tolkien and Lewis or in King’s heyday and yes, Rowling, it was a great time to write. Right? For them, it was perhaps the greatest. Akin […]

Divine Summons and a New Appointment

Part 1 Divine Summons It seems surreal that in the first year of NAF we had one member find a publisher and in the second year we had three. But three we have. And we’re poised to have at least two more next year, with three of the currently Alumni seeing a second work in […]

The Buck Stops…Where?

The release of my first royalty-paying writing gig looms on the horizon. It’s a staggering reality that I’ve scarcely had time to think about, honestly, due to the last-minute hubbub that surrounds a book launch. And of course, with hubbub comes stress, which centers itself right in my gut. Edits (is it really tight enough?) […]

It’s Not Art. And That’s OK

Whenever I have a moment to read them, I find I get a lot out of secular fantasy author David Farland’s email bulletins he calls his “Daily Kick in the Pants.” Now, as I understand it these “daily kicks” are coming to an end due to some other pursuits Mr. Farland has going, but over […]

Bryan Thomas Schmidt on Writing

As many of you know, I will have the great privilege of being one of the first authors published by a new publishing house, Diminished Media Group later this month. Since DMG is just getting rolling, it seemed like a great time to get in on the “ground floor” so to speak in meeting their […]

When is Enough Enough?

The pages on the calendar are turning at an alarming rate for me these days. I switched the wall calendar to October on Saturday morning and swallowed a huge lump in my throat. October is going to be a big month around our house. First, I’m the featured author in Digital Dragon Magazine as it […]

More Like Rowboats Than Rubber Duckies

A missionary who spoke at our church once told us, “When trying to do the work God has called you to, pray knowing it’s all up to God, but work as hard as you would if it were all up to you.” I have always found that concept challenging to get my head around, but […]