The wanabe novelist blues

This morning I listened to a interview of the author of “The Lost Sisterhood” (see video below) and I thought to myself “*I* have a story about Amazons!” and I got a little depressed thinking I will never get it done and published because I can’t afford to be a starving writer (or my family […]

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The Tree – pg 1

Once upon a time there was a girl who lived on an island with a tree that bore delicious fruit. paper, acrylic bead (1/2 pearlesque) and glue.  Paper punched leaf shape Marvy uchida mini leaf punch

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The Seven

Maeleaclain Unrata was having a very good, but far too short-lived dream when he felt the blankets being pulled away sharply from his body. “Get up, Lord Unrata!” he heard a familiar female voice say. “Your father is expecting a correspondence and His Highness Prince Feidhelm requests your presence for the inspection of the barracks-” […]

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Evolution of a Book Cover

When people first started binding books, just the name on the side of the book was something only a skilled craftsman could do, embossing or stamping the leather that was used as the cover.  But even the earliest books have decorative covers: Illuminated texts like The Book of The Kells, might have given people the […]

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Getting Ready for NANOWRIMO

I’ve written two complete novels (neither one published, btw) with NANOWRIMO.  I think it’s about the best idea to happen to writers since the invention of ebooks. Everyone has a story in them.  Some of them are a little more interesting than others, but the great thing about NANOWRIMO turning thousands of amateurs into dedicated […]

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Muse Killers

When I am going through emotional trauma, I can’t write. I think that makes sense, mostly, but when it is over, I have a hard time recovering and writing again. I have to start with drawing, sometimes, or some other creative outlet. I wonder if other authors go through this or if it’s just so […]

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