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General Update *Salutes*

Hola, Dear Reader, it has been too long. I took some time off from most of my work while my niece visited for two glorious weeks. We watched more movies that I do in a whole year, ate more junk food than I should in a lifetime, and had exactly as much fun as Covid… Continue reading General Update *Salutes*

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Real Magic – A Short Story

Matilda’s insisted on sticking out to him like a lime green umbrella in the gloom of a rainy autumn afternoon.

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Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020 – Week 1

Day 1 - 2571 words. Day 2 - 1042 words. Felt too distracted to do well, issues in my neighborhood made me feel uneasy and paranoid (but the multiple cars that parked outside my house then drove off were probably coincidental and had nothing to do with the right wing crazies around). Spent the day… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020 – Week 1

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She’s All Thaumaturgy – An Excerpt

In celebration of the release of my second self-published novel, She's All Thaumaturgy (which you can get FREE 6/29/20 - 7/3/20), I wanted to share the first chapter with you, like I did with The Korinniad. Enjoy, Dear Reader! CHAPTER 1 Like most things, on the subject of the origin of dragons there is some… Continue reading She’s All Thaumaturgy – An Excerpt

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So I’ve Been Reading “Save The Cat Writes A Novel”

And I love it. Honestly, I didn't expect to enjoy it. In fact, the tagline "the last book on novel writing you'll ever need" puts me off so much (and is so objectively untrue) that I'm squirming at even writing this post, but ultimately I feel like I need to. I haven't read enough books… Continue reading So I’ve Been Reading “Save The Cat Writes A Novel”

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I Am A Fraud

It is finally out in the open. The truth. The freezing, solid veracity. I am a faker, an imposter, a montebank! And if you are reading this now, I must apologize, for I am swindling you this very instant. You see, you are reading these words, and I have written them, but lo, I am… Continue reading I Am A Fraud

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An Evolving Revision Process

What a weird, busy week and a half it's been. It's felt only like half a week, but somehow ten days got crammed into what felt like four, and here I am on a Wednesday feeling like it should be last Wednesday, and Memorial Day weekend is still coming up even though it just passed.… Continue reading An Evolving Revision Process

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The Korinniad – An Excerpt

Bored? Trapped inside? Need an escape? Here's the first chapter of The Korinniad, for your reading pleasure: CHAPTER I Sing, O muse, of that ancient landWhere heroes did toil and win,And grant this scribe a passing glanceAt the life of our heroine. Thriving—or not!—amongst mortals,Monsters, and many-numbered gods,The tale of a simple maidenWith purpose and… Continue reading The Korinniad – An Excerpt

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Art Makes the World Go Round

I consider myself a very lucky person in that so many of my friends are exceptional artists. I'm doubly lucky because I was able to commission a piece from one of them based on The Korinniad. Tonenina, a friend I've had since I was 13 (that's almost 20 years!), crafted this amazing piece for me… Continue reading Art Makes the World Go Round

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How Long Should My Chapters Be?

I made another AuthorTube video for this week, but I also thought I'd doctor up my script to make a post. If you'd rather watch this blog, scroll on down and go to YouTube, or you can also just keep reading if you find my voice as annoying as I do. So, a question that's… Continue reading How Long Should My Chapters Be?