Tag Archive | Realm Makers Conference

Fresh Voice RJ Metcalf

Fresh Voice RJ Metcalf

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. Since NAF is about unpublished authors, it makes sense to feature writers who are just getting started in their careers. I met RJ(Becky) at Realm Makers this year playing Toon D&D (and crossed off bucket list item from fourth grade – playing D&D). We happened […]

Fifteen Reasons why I fell in love with Realm Makers

Fifteen Reasons why I fell in love with Realm Makers

Since Realm Makers  is right around the corner, I thought I’d share this post again. I wrote this one right after I came back from my first year at RM! The night I made it back from the conference I grabbed a notebook and started writing down all the things I loved about Realm Makers. […]

Happy Mother’s Day 

Happy Mother’s Day 

    Hi, this is Zippy. I gave Gretchen Mother’s Day off so she could spend it with her family. Last Mother’s Day she wrote one of her more visited pieces. And this Mother’s day is extra special for Rosie and me. We’ve been late in announcing this, but December 2 we welcomed our firstborn, Shuffler, […]

Hair of the Dog Part 2 (Or Gift Ideas for Realmies Suffering Withdrawals)

Hair of the Dog Part 2 (Or Gift Ideas for Realmies Suffering Withdrawals)

We’re not even halfway to Realm Makers 2017 but we are approaching the Christmas season, so what better way to help Realmies with withdrawals and provide gift ideas? So there’s that saying the cure for a hangover is the hair of the dog that bit you. Realm Makers is the dog and there’s a lot of […]

The Dreaded D Word

The Dreaded D Word

That dreaded “D” word. No, I don’t mean Democrat or Donald. You people have a one-track mind. Eye roll. I also don’t mean the “D” word as in taking a synonym for condemnation and adding “it” to the end either. I’m talking about “Discipline”, and if you’re like me, you’re thinking of punishment of some […]

An Extrovert Among Introverts – The Good, the Great, and the Never Again

An Extrovert Among Introverts – The Good, the Great, and the Never Again

At one point during Realm Makers, I sat with a fellow extrovert and we started counting. Of the 180 attendees, the count was 11 by the end of the conference, the count soared to 13. By this proportion, NAF is teeming with writerly extroverts. Brittany Valentine is another in this count. Even among us extroverts, our […]

Traveling With Tolkien Part Three

Traveling With Tolkien Part Three

“Yes, I am here. And you are lucky to be here too after all the absurd things you’ve done since you left home.”