Tag Archive | Ren Black

The Real Reason I Stopped

The Real Reason I Stopped

I got an e-mail the other day asking if I had written the third book of Sagon’s story. The reader had read Forger of Dreams and the sequel Tempered in Flames years ago and was anxious to know how it all ends. I haven’t replied. Part of me doesn’t have the heart. Book three remains […]

21 Questions on Forger of Dreams

21 Questions on Forger of Dreams

A while back I did one of these on Hall of Masters,aka Secrets of the Dragon Seal, so I thought that I would do one for my other book, Forger of Dreams. 1. What’s your word count? 115k Currently, it’s my largest single book. 2. If you have finished, how long did it take you? […]

Defining Revision

Defining Revision

“What’s the difference between editing and re-writing?” The thrill I felt at some one asking that question is sure proof I’m a writer-and that I’m weird. Maybe it was partly because of my post last week . I was definitely interested in hearing the answers from the other members in the writing group. I confess […]

Obsessive Compulsive Revisions

Obsessive Compulsive Revisions

  Does anyone else struggle with the desperate need to revise? Heaven forbid anyone should see the old draft. Even if I just recently decided how to change it or barely noticed an issue, it doesn’t matter how many people have critiqued it or how many times I’ve submitted it, I just have to change […]

Ren’s Report of 2011

Ren’s Report of 2011

A year ago I reported on my successes of the year and my goals for the new one. So as the new year approaches, I thought I would do it again. Successes of 2011 Writing– 1. Submitted books to 3 publishers this year! (granted I have 2 rejections, but it’s still a success!) 2. Drew […]

Insights from the Renegade Project

So, with the Renegade Project being experimental, the question now is how did it go and what does everyone think of it? I, for one, enjoyed it and think it was all in all successful. Definitely fun enough to do again someday. However, just as everything, it was neither easy or snag free. So I […]

Renegade Project #28 End Game

You steady your aim and throw your knife. The man holding Selyna tries to duck, but the knife grazes his upper arm. He yelps and jerks back. His grip slackens on the knife at her throat. Drawing your sword, you charge. The man’s eyes widen and he struggles to keep the woman between you and […]

Renegade Project #27: Snipers

You lean near to the Prince and whisper, “If you have a nimble archer, now is the time to use him. Let’s talk with them, but I wouldn’t promise much and trust nothing.” The Prince nods. You turn back to Malor. “You must realize that releasing criminals is rather frowned upon. They only let me […]