Hey y'all! It's day 26 and for many writers it's that final push to finish the novel in a month challenge. Some lucky souls have already finished and I congratulate you! Woohoo!!! Now to business... Firstly, apologies! I got hit with the flu. The actual can't eat, can't move, just sleep all day flu! It … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 26
What's this? A Saturday post? I told you things might get a bit crazy this month! I've been steadily plugging away on Windswept and need to spend some time this afternoon or tomorrow updating both the progress bar and my word count tracker on the NaNoWriMo site. BUT! I said I would share some first … Continue reading NaNo Day 9 Progress & Excerpt
I promised my thoughts on monsters and now that I have given dragons their fair due I can move on to other creatures I've written about that go bump in the night. My favorite creation (thus far) has been the altaww'am. Illustration by: Sam Wood In the world of Jangbahar, the altaww’am is a creature capable of … Continue reading Monster of My Own Making
Illustration by Atriend Zabu Except that they are, at least in the literal sense in any case. Dragons are always epic and ferocious and perhaps that's why so many writers and artists enjoy creating their own version of this mythical beast. (You might have noticed my obsession.) But are dragons monsters? So yes, there is … Continue reading Dragons are NOT Monsters!
She would have screamed but a gloved hand quickly clamped over her mouth. Jura's eyes widened and she struggled under the weight of the Shadow Dancer. From Ignited, Chapter Fifteen That poor, pitiful main character. Writers have to make them suffer because readers want to experience the main character's growth. How can they achieve anything … Continue reading Spooking the Heroine