Category Archives: Magic

WEP: Golden Fish

I’m continuing Tasya’s story, although this episode took place after the first one, Back of the Drawer, but before the second one, Peace & Love. Tasya is still pregnant. I hope Yolanda and Denise from the WEP website, as well … Continue reading

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Squirrel Day

According to Days of the Year website, today, Jan 21, 2017, is Squirrel Appreciation Day. I like squirrels. They are cute and fearless. As pets, they are utterly charming and entertaining. As friends, they are clever and reliable. They make … Continue reading

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Question of the Month – August 2016

This month, I missed the question – the blog hop’s host Michael D’Agostino @ A Life Examined didn’t send it to me – so I’m late in answering it, but I want to anyway. Because the question is a fun … Continue reading

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Question of the Month – July 2016

It is the first Monday of July, time again for the Question of the Month blog hop, hosted by Michael D’Agostino @ A Life Examined. This month, Michael asked us all a question: What was the first book (or book … Continue reading

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Interview with my heroine

My heroine Eriale, the protagonist of Almost Adept, was interviewed recently on Champagne Books Blog. She talked about her magic … mostly. She also talked about her childhood, her world, and her ambitions. She was pretty open with the interviewer. … 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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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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Character goals – positive is keyword

In any story, the lead character must have a goal: to find a sword, to defeat a dragon, to get married. Without that goal (or five) a story becomes just a series of events described in scenes. Of course, there … Continue reading

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Eagle En Garde on the web

Carmen Fox interviewed me on her website about Eagle En Garde. Read the interview here. Thanks, Carmen. I also got a nice review for the novel on BookLikes. You can read it here. Below is an excerpt from the review. … Continue reading

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