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Absorption and Exposure

Disclaimer. This is off the top of my head and not vetted. It's just what I'm thinking about i my ever rambling mind. Recently PBS Idea Channel did an episode called The Future of Fandom.  Go watch it. I’ll wait. The idea is that fandom will align with the fandom’s...

Olivia’s Realm Episode 2

Olivia wants to get out of her small town and into the world. She's got a plan.     It's that time again, a new episode of Olivia's Realm is released and the story continues. Olivia meets some new ... people. Are they friends?  

The Liebster Award

Thank you to Alison Strachan for nominating me for the Liebster Award. She's a fantasy writer who happens to want to make positive changes in the real world. Alison is such an up and comer that knowing she feels so highly as to recommend me, makes me feel amazing....

The Writing Process Blog Tour

Thanks to Heidi Garrett , the author of the Queen of the Realm of Faerie stories starting with Nandana's Mark and the Once Upon a Time Today Collection, for tagging me in the Writing Process  Blog Tour. Check out her stories, they are well worth the read. What am I...

Accepting Praise

It seems like a no-brainer. Someone likes your work, you say, "Thank you." But it's not that easy. I want people to read my work and want them to love it, but there's a little part of me that goes into everything I write and do. That little part is private, and it's...

Olivia’s Realm Podcast Episode 1

I'm Olivia. I live in the same town where my father grew up, and his father and his father's father...but that doesn't mean I'll spend my whole life here.  I'm gonna get out. On my way home, I cut through a field I'd never seen before. Now there's something new, a...

Writing without a Net

Working through this scifi brought me to a new place. This story is epic, old school. Interestingly I wrote the follow up book first. I knew where the story was going that far out. I know the characters, the world, even what to say and where the tropes and trama goes....

All the words

Not every phrase and protected utterance makes it into a manuscript. My current work in progress is no exception. To date I have written 98,743 words on this piece, not including the character sketches, plotting and research in my spiral notebook. Of this nearly 100K...

Camaraderie

I see writing as a friendship. I'm not in competition with other writers to be one of three authors an agent signs this year. I'm not firing away short stories to make a coveted magazine spot. I'm in the trenches, bonding with the other sick, obsessed people around me...