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The Ring

I remember a bag being stuck over my head as I was led barefoot out of the building and into the ring. I had seen the ring before, of course. It was large and spacious and could sit thousands. There were at least that many there that day, all gathered together. All gathered for me. The bag was itchy. That...

Writing a Series: The Pros and Cons

All my life, I’ve wanted to write an epic fantasy series. So one day, I decided to do just that. I brainstormed a plot, I developed the characters, and I set out with a lot of excitement and a little bit of fear. Eight years later, I finally completed my six-book Cartharia series. Wow, what a ride! Now that I’m...

The Child – Hero, Part II

“Perhaps,” Marcus said. She turned to Breanna, “Get me a horse.” “You can’t be thinking of going out there?” Marcus said. “Why not?” “It could be a trap,” Marcus said. “It could be,” Phaera said. “It matters little. If there’s a child hurt, I have to investigate.” “Then send someone else,” Marcus said. “Send men to do a job that...

How to Write a Novel With a Full Time Job

Do you have a novel idea that’s been brewing in the back of your mind for forever? Think you have what it takes to be the next best American writer? That’s fantastic! How do you write a novel with a full time job, though? Writing a novel takes a lot of time and energy and if you’re working hard to...

The First of the Mermaids: Part IV

Leara watched as Nim’s body burned down into ashes. She still couldn’t believe her beautiful sister was dead. She was so angry at the Nazhu, but she was also angry at the people of Merdoc. If they had been different, if they hadn’t always been so set on fighting and angry words, there never would have been a problem. “We...

Love, Simon: Rom-Com Coming of Age Tale

So, the other night, I was bored. I couldn’t find a good book to read. I didn’t feel like working on one of my many projects. So I did something pretty rare for me. I decided to find a new movie to watch. I have to admit, I didn’t expect to find anything good. I’m pretty picky when it comes...

Writer’s Cycle: The Good, The Bad, and The Terrible

Every aspiring author has a writer’s cycle they go through. It can vary from person to person, but it boils down to essentially the same thing. We write, we think it’s great, we realize it’s not, and we feel terrible. Rinse and repeat. Today, we’re going to break down the writer’s cycle to it’s fundamental core components and challenge each...