Category: Writing

Blogging Questions Answered

Blogging Questions Answered

I’ve seen a lot of people ask how to start a blog and get it running and stuff, so I thought I’d put together a post where all of the common questions I see are answered in one place. I hope this helps, and if you have additional questions I’d love to answer them in the comments. :) Continue reading “Blogging Questions Answered”

Character Interview: Wisterin Larn

Character Interview: Wisterin Larn

Wisterin is a character from The King’s Paladin, and she grew up with Coraline and Toril (she’s also featured in The Paladins, so if you decide she’s interesting you should consider checking that out in my Short Story Collection Vol. 1). She’s a spy, and you probably don’t want to get on the wrong side of her because she could kill you while you sleep, though her flirtatious exterior might indicate otherwise. Enjoy her interview. :)


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W: Wizards’ Keep Opening Scene

W: Wizards’ Keep Opening Scene

I’m sorry I didn’t get a post up yesterday. I’ve been struggling to find motivation and focus lately and excerpts are proving much easier than articles.

Today’s excerpt is from a high fantasy novel I started on a whim and wrote about 4k of before stopping to focus on something else. I think I got it off to a pretty interesting start, but I’d need to formally plot it and further develop the characters before I could do a full novel justice, and this story – like The Elementals – has a case of “I mentioned something important and now I have no idea where I was going with it.” Anyway, I hope you enjoy this first scene. :)


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U: Unstoppable Rain Scene

U: Unstoppable Rain Scene

Today’s excerpt is a short one from Unstoppable, the first of a four-part sci-fi series Allegra and I are writing together. This scene is the first from my character’s point-of-view and for some reason it always stands out in my memory of this story, along with the prologue and a few scenes from Raina/Dagmar’s point-of-view (Allegra’s POV character). I hope you enjoy the scene. :)


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Fanfiction vs. Original Fiction

Fanfiction vs. Original Fiction

Two weeks ago I talked about the benefits of fanfiction, and this week I’m going to talk about how it compares with original fiction.

​Pre-Established World vs. Creative Freedom

With fanfiction (classic fanfiction, in which you write in the existing world) you don’t have to develop a whole new world with functioning societies, cultures, wildlife, history, religions, etc. All you need Continue reading “Fanfiction vs. Original Fiction”