Dry Spells or Learning about my personal writing process

I had a writing hiatus. It was much longer than I expected it to be.  It was a scary dry spell of no writing.  It came after a plateau.  And a problem with… Continue reading

Current Project: First Flame

My most recent project is a middle grade secret history.  I am having so much fun with this story.  I may have discovered that I love writing for this age group.  Why is… Continue reading

A Week of Writing in the Woods

I attended my first life-changing writing workshop.  I say first because I already suspect there will be more in my future.   The Out of Excuses Writing Retreat was everything it promised to be… Continue reading

JordanCon 2013

Back again for the annual shenangians.  JordanCon is a fan-operated convention dedicated to the late Robert Jordan and his fandom.  I vowed to take JordanCon more seriously (as a writer) this year and… Continue reading

OddContest: Results are In

I entered my very first writing contest. It was a Flash Fiction contest and I was required to keep the wordcount at <500.  Whew, that was hard to do.  How do you create… Continue reading

On Rejection: My first ever story submission

I finally took that big leap and sent a short story out to a publisher.  People have been encouraging me for well over a year.  I never felt like it was quite “finished”.… Continue reading

The Value of a Writers Group

I’ve been thinking about joining a writers group.  I’ve heard they can be very helpful. What’s the point: Connect with a group of other writers Share work with each other Find those select… Continue reading

The End of the Wheel of Time

“The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes… Continue reading

Becoming a Habitual Writer: My New Year’s Resolution

I am trying to make this my habit.  I don’t want to stop-and-go with my momentum.  I want to be serious about my writing. I look back over my last year at my… Continue reading

First Scene: Introducing Characters

This is the result of my homework assignment in Creating 3D Characters.  The story has 4 main characters – 2 in Jarra and 2 in Thoradin.  This scene is a few chapters into the book… Continue reading

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