Sneak Peek: The Great Panjandrum

2 Boredom can be a great motivator. When you’re sitting doing nothing it can be one of three things: relaxing, irritating, or just simply, stolidly, mind-numbing. If you’ve been busy, and you’ve successfully completed a project, doing nothing for a while can be the best thing ever. Or if you are waiting for something to […]

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Writing Priorities

The writing books I’ve read cover a variety of subjects. These include Plot & Structure (at least three titles), Dialogue, Characterization, General Writing Thoughts & Anecdotes, etc. One thing they all have in common is encouraging an ambitious writer (ambitious in either publishing or improvement) to consistently set aside time to write. Every day. Butt […]

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Feald – Part 5

About four hours later, I arrived at Aram Castle on a stolen horse, nearly falling off as I pulled it to a stop just outside the front gates. The guard was not inclined to let me in, but fortunately his captain remembered me as Lord Jereth’s niece, and called for my uncle. “Feald, what is […]

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My Grandma Kathy

I call her my grandmother, but strictly speaking she was 1/19th mine. (Assuming that great-grandchildren have to make their own claims, and only my generation has a stake on the ‘grandma’ title.) I did get to enjoy her company a little longer than the rest, though, by virtue of being the oldest grandchild. My first […]

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Feald – Part 4

I finished the apple sitting on the dirt floor of the enclosure, holding Elda close to me. She shivered, clinging to my arm with painful ferocity. “Can you tell me what happened?” I asked, smoothing back her tangled hair. She shook her head. “It’s all right,” I reassured her. “You don’t have to tell me […]

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