Tag Archives: Magic

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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Trailing Trolls published

My short fantasy story Trailing Trolls was published by Infective Ink today. As always, each month, the magazine publishes stories subscribing to the same theme. The September theme is Girls! Woman! Ladies! Chicks! The guidelines insisted that no man should … 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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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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Inter-Literary Fantasy Cafe

The Inter-Literary Fantasy Cafe is always full. It’s a meeting place for characters from different fantasy novels, created by different writers. A hobbit can meet a werewolf here. A dragon can chat with a vampire. A fairy and an elf … Continue reading

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Wattpad and Pinterest

I’m exploring new social sites. 1. http://wattpad.com is a site where writers post what they want, and readers read what they want. Everything is free. Some writers post serial novels there or updated versions of the same story, based on … Continue reading

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Virginity is an anatomical term

In my novel Almost Adept, my heroine Eriale’s original goal in the beginning of the story is to lose her virginity. Some reviewers disliked it. They thought she should be less blasé about it, more ‘virtuous.’ Instead, she pursues her … Continue reading

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Magic = Responsibility

First posted on Worlds of the Imagination. When we hear the word ‘magic’ in our mundane world, we always imagine something pleasing, like a magic show, or our masseur’s magic hands, or a fantasy book we have read recently. But … Continue reading

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Almost Adept released!

On Jan 6, my novel Almost Adept hit the digital shelves. It’s available: •  On my publisher’s website •  On Amazon •  On other online retailers’ sites For the seventeen-year-old mage Eriale, magic is a source of joy, and she … Continue reading

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