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Shaking Off 2017: Looking Forward and Tackling the Big Things

Shaking Off 2017: Looking Forward and Tackling the Big Things

Today’s post will be short and sweet, and likely repetitive, since I’ve done all the year-end update posts possible and we’re not yet past January 1st—not that my goals are ready to go anyway. I still need to take a […]

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The Characters That Attract You

The Characters That Attract You

I have a series of questions to pose to you today. I’m thinking out loud as I ponder over my own characters but I really would like to hear answers from readers. First, what kinds of characters attract you as […]

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Research and Fantasy: A Match Made in Heaven or Hell?

Research and Fantasy: A Match Made in Heaven or Hell?

Last Saturday I met up with Kate and we talked about an anthology project we’re both working on. I also happened to finish an incredible historical fiction novel about the ancient poet Sappho that night. A passing comment from Kate […]

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Tradition

Tradition

Yesterday, December 25th, has to mark one of the biggest days for tradition on my continent. Even this general time of year boasts countless holidays around the world. A few weeks ago, I was talking about Christmas with my boss. […]

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Leaving Questions Unanswered versus Wrapping up the Story with a Bow

Leaving Questions Unanswered versus Wrapping up the Story with a Bow

If you weren’t aware, I love writing letters. I love coming home and seeing NOT A BILL and NOT JUNK in my mailbox. I have accrued a selection of fine penpals who are all far more intelligent than I am […]

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Worldbuilding Questions

Worldbuilding Questions

Remember before how I mentioned that subtext was my writing weakness? Well, I have another one. Last week, I met up with a friend to do some writing. Other than taking over a table at a very dead location of […]

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