Illustrations for “The Moral of The Story” by Noelle Campbell

I’m working almost full time (with breaks in between to work my ebay store http://stores.ebay.com/Lonescrappers-Resale-Ranch ::plugplug:: for some REAL money) on my Children’s Book about Aesop’s Fables and developing some new techniques for my faux stained glass art pieces: In this piece, I’ve used white for only part of the faux leading. I think it […]

Read More Illustrations for “The Moral of The Story” by Noelle Campbell

I’m just not that into me

When Tolkien was trying to write Lord of the Rings, he didn’t have a blog.  He didn’t even have an agent.  He just had a very determined publisher.  It took decades to finish and even longer for it to be printed.  During this time, Tolkien did not go on publicity tours.  He simply continued his […]

Read More I’m just not that into me

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-” […]

Read More The Seven

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 […]

Read More Evolution of a Book Cover

In Defense of Happily Ever Afters

In a continuation of my defense of the Disney Princess, and along the lines of why classic fantasy (along with the classic sidekick), I thought I would address the importance of the “Happy Ending.” Many of you are well aware that classic fairy tales do not have a happy ending.  Grimm’s Fairy Tales come from […]

Read More In Defense of Happily Ever Afters

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 […]

Read More Getting Ready for NANOWRIMO