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Story Tropes – Building a Team

Story Tropes – Building a Team

  Some of my favorite stories revolve around establishing a team of misfits that come together to accomplish an impossible task. Whether that goal is to pull off the biggest heist in Vegas history (Ocean’s 11), or you want to win the Battle of the Bands (School of Rock), finding the right person to fill […]

New Projects

New Projects

This has been a productive week. I spent a good part of last week dealing with a stomach bug running through my house and various children staying home from school, and then last weekend we went camping with a bunch of people from the kids’ school. (Yridessa had quite an adventure on her first camping […]

Welcome to December

Welcome to December

I pretty much skipped blogging for all of November. I blogged the first week, talking about my NaNoWriMo project, but then between NaNo and Thanksgiving, I unprioritized blogging in a big way. NaNoWriMo was awesome. I met several personal goals. I completed my 50K word count on the 21st, so I didn’t have to worry […]

Must Be That Teen Spirit

Must Be That Teen Spirit

I am a total sucker for time travel stories. And I love historical novels, especially well-researched books. I just devoured the River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren. They are tight action-packed stories with a romantic theme. The heroine Gabi is a twentieth century girl in love with Marcello, a fourteenth century boy, man really, […]

The Resolution

The Resolution

After they murdered The Cleaning Fairy, The Gnomes started running amok. Mother instituted The Plan to take care of them. So the gnomes began The Retaliation. This started The War. Now, the war must end. The Rise of the Gnomes Part Six: The Resolution Mother sat for a long time, just staring at the leader […]

The War

The War

When first we met Mother, the Cleaning Fairy had been murdered. The Gnomes had risen to power. Mother devised the Plan to take care of them, and the Gnomes commenced the Retaliation. This means War. The Rise of the Gnomes, Part Five: The War Mother hadn’t caught a Gnome in one of her traps in […]

The Retaliation

The Retaliation

First, they murdered the Cleaning Fairy. Then, The Gnomes started running wild. So Mother came up with The Plan. Now, the Gnomes fight back. The Rise of the Gnomes Part Four: The Retaliation The Prince had been captured. He’d been drawn to the expensive crystal vase in on the top shelf. Gryslette had warned him […]