Update, May

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Hello, fellow readers and writers! I hope this spring season has found you well. Here the biting black flies are out, making it difficult to stay outdoors long. But despite that, me and my mother did still manage to plant flowers in the barrel for Mother's Day. 🙂 So here's a quick update through April … Continue reading Update, May

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Writing In The New year

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Since it’s the start of a new year, it’s time I look over my writing results for 2017. And from there, tentatively plan what it is I hope to achieve in 2018. You could call this the writer's version of a new year resolution. 🙂 2017 Writing Stats are as follows: 2nd and 3rd drafts … Continue reading Writing In The New year

Anatomy Of Writing #guestpost #giveaway

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Today I'm hosting a guest post as part of the book tour for the relaunch of The Rise of Aredor series. The author is here to share with us how she manages being a writer while also studying for a degree in Physical Therapy, two very different passions. There is also a giveaway and book … Continue reading Anatomy Of Writing #guestpost #giveaway

Journey Into Flume Gorge

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My family went to Flume Gorge, up in the  Franconia Notch State Park of New Hampshire. It's one of the coolest gorges, with walls 70-90 feet high in places, and a nature trail that continues through the mountain forest, past a waterfall and across a covered bridge. There's something magical about the place, when you're … Continue reading Journey Into Flume Gorge

How To Create A Villain

My guest post today over at Indie e-Con: "How To Create A Villain" Every good story needs a villain, or some antagonistic force. They are the ones who make the protagonist's character grow until they become the hero their story needs, the hero that readers can admire. The villain makes the hero shine; the darkness makes … Continue reading How To Create A Villain

Battle Of The Books: Interview With Author Candice Coates

Today is an interview with the Science Fiction author Candice Coates. She writes in more genres than just Scifi, appealing to readers in young adult and adult audiences. Let's learn all about her in this Q&A, shall we? Before we begin though, she has a dilemma that only you can solve: Which of her two … Continue reading Battle Of The Books: Interview With Author Candice Coates

Legends and Legendary Creatures, the A-Z List!

April's #AtoZChallenge explored many legends and legendary creatures from around the world. I learned a ton doing this: about creatures I'd never heard of or only vaguely knew of, about many interesting folklore tales and how they came to be, and about fossils of monstrous creatures that once lived. Many of you really enjoyed the posts, … Continue reading Legends and Legendary Creatures, the A-Z List!

Zlatorog Goldenhorns and the Hunter Tale #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Zlatorog and the Hunter The Mountains of Triglav were guarded by white goats, who often chased away intruders by stone avalanches, and their leader was the great Goldhorn. His golden horns … Continue reading Zlatorog Goldenhorns and the Hunter Tale #AtoZChallenge

Yong the Wise of Korean Legend #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Yong Yong are a different kind of dragon in Korean mythology and folklore. Most dragons in European mythology are linked to the elements of fire and destruction, but dragons … Continue reading Yong the Wise of Korean Legend #AtoZChallenge

Xana the Mysterious Beauty #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Xana The xana is found in Spain's Asturian mythology. She is a creature of extraordinary beauty, believed to live in fountains, rivers, waterfalls or forested regions with pure water. She … Continue reading Xana the Mysterious Beauty #AtoZChallenge