Monthly Archives: May 2015

A new 100 – the time for romance

I just looked at my blog stats and realized I’ve already published over 100 blog posts. I should’ve celebrated the #100, but sadly, it’s passed unnoticed. I still want to do a special post for the occasion. When I started … Continue reading

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Fantasy artists – Ravven

My guest today is Ravven. Originally from the US, she now lives in the UK and loves it. She’s always enjoyed drawing and painting but she only got into digital art while working as a web designer for Musician’s Friend. … Continue reading

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Fantasy artists – introduction

As back in time as ancient Greece, artists enjoyed painting mythical creatures. Chimeras, dragons, and unicorns abound in the art of many cultures all over the world, from China to Russia to Europe. In that, artists often followed legends of … Continue reading

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Conflict: external vs. internal

Every writer knows that conflict is necessary for a story. Without conflict, there is no story. To make a writer’s job more interesting, conflict can take many forms, and the more forms of conflict you have in one story, the … Continue reading

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More than one goal makes life interesting

In the last Writing Tips post, I talked about character goals in fiction. Of course, a novel is rarely sustained by one goal. More often, it’s either a succession of goals for one hero or a goal for every leading … Continue reading

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Are my stories too kooky?

A post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group May is Short Story Month, so I’m going to rant about short stories again. I like writing them. The short format seems to agree with me. My short stories have been published … Continue reading

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Review and interview with Donna Hole

Donna Hole interviewed me on her website Book Lover. We talked about magic, writing, and my road to fantasy. Donna also reviewed my book Squirrel of Magic – a collection of urban fantasy short stories. She gave the book 5 … Continue reading

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