The Writing Life: The Power of the Spoken Word

This is an update. After losing/significantly depleting my GAF as previously described, I decided to do my usual (i.e. done once before) final step of reading my book out loud to myself as a way to interrogate each sentence and catch egregious typos. This is now done. Yay. I fixed some sentences here and there, …

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The Writing Life: Losing my GAF

I have recently been watching booktube videos addressed to authors: readers expressing their opinions on what they do and do not like in fantasy, what they would like to see in new books, and what just won’t cut it anymore. Of course these are just opinions, and if an author tried to satisfy every desire …

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The Writing Life: Sunday Night Notification – free book giveaway!

Hello everyone, So yes, the Thursday rapid fire writing attempt did not happen - work and pool league (one I'd forgotten about) got in the way. Maybe tomorrow - I'd like to try writing a fictional report off the cuff and see what comes out. (I'll explain more tomorrow, honest!) So today is just a …

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The Writing Life: The Dusty Road to Copy Edit Completion

I’ve been gone a while. In this period of absence I’d like to say I’ve been finishing off the edits to The Killer and The Dead. Nope. I’ve been working, dieting (dieting takes a whole lot of my mental energy, it turns out – I really have to focus on not eating, hahaha!), and doing …

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Why I Write Fantasy: To go to a School and try to Explain Why I Write Fantasy

I would like to thank Steven Craig and Parker Performing Arts School for inviting myself and the ever excellent Cheryl Carpinello in for a sequence of Q&A sessions with four classes of engaged and enthusiastic pupils today. I really enjoyed meeting the students and burbling on at length about many aspects of writing and fantasy …

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Meet the Author… and buy Christmas presents for the readers in your life!

This December I will be a vendor up in Georgetown CO, at the Christmas Market Book Nook. It runs over the first two weekends in December and showcases a great deal of Coloradan writing talent! Fiction, non-fiction, genres of every flavour, there is something for everyone, and all wrapped up with a bow of getting …

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