C’mon Spring!

We had some lovely weather this week!  I like being warm.  It makes me think of days like this one, when a friend and I went tromping through a state park. Revisions There were no more Legos involved in revising this week.  I read Violence: A Writer’s Guide by Rory Miller.  This was fascinating and […]

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Way of Kings Review

If you’re reading this post, you might be a reader of fantasy and may already be familiar with Brandon Sanderson’s Way of Kings, the first of the Stormlight Archive.  If not and you’re into epic fantasy, I highly recommend it. Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across […]

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Revisions with Legos

I did pull away from the shiny editing software this week to spend more time on the larger revisions my novel needs to move forward.  It isn’t that those edits aren’t important.  It is just really likely I’ll be changing the words around anyway so there’s no need to spend a lot of time making […]

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Learning. All of it.

This week, like last week, was all about the revision.  Or is it, “Revisions happened this week, like last week?”  Perhaps, “I did revisions this week, like last week.”  The Grammarly extension for Firefox is fine with all of the above.  The Hemingway Editor isn’t happy with the “perhaps.”  AutoCrit thinks I need more text […]

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Blood Song Review

I reviewed two of Anthony Ryan’s novels last year and named Blood Song as one of my favorite books for 2017 without doing a review.  This was my second or third read through, so I guess it is time! “The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and […]

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My Adventure Continues!

Last month, I finished my first draft of my first novel!  It was fantastic, and I’m so happy to accomplish that goal. Several of my friends and family want to know when they can read my novel.  It is really very sweet of them, but they don’t understand how bad my first draft is.  Some […]

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