Category Archives: Excerpt

Excerpt of the week: Garden Tomte

A spin-off of my novel-in-progress, working title (not a very good title), The Jötunheim Eruption, is another take on Fire Giants Attack the World. “Garden Tomte” is set in the USA, not Iceland, and the protagonost is a real Swedish-American … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: The Jötunheim Eruption

After my two months of plotting angst (see Plotter or Pantser? and Writing from a plot, oops posts), and a whole lot of related writers block, I had a breakthrough last week.  Got almost 7000 words down on a new mythica fantasy … Continue reading

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Excerpt of Pikes Peak Writers Conference week: Ragnarök Willie

I’m headed off to Colorado Springs tomorrow, to my first writers confab, the Pikes Peak Writers Conference. Double thrilling because I will also get to pick up an award for my urban fantasy novel, Ragnarök Willie. When an archeologist unearths … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Life as a Ghost

Finally got in a good writing weekend, cut 5000 words from a draft short story and wrote 2000 new words.  The old wording wasn’t bad, but the story that I was trying to tell had run away from me–I had … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Monoceros, Ptolemy Cluster

For the past couple of years I have had the good fortune to be part of a terrific writer’s group based in Louisville, Colorado.  Here is an excerpt from a talented fellow writer, Steven W. Johnson, who has a pro  credit to … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: The Steamer Trunk

Mostly I write mythica fantasy, ghost stories or science fiction.  Every now and again I try something different — I’m actually working up a horror piece at the moment about the helhest (“Trampled”), and I have a magical realism piece in the … Continue reading

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Gho is here

Five and a half years in the making, my very first story has just been published in the Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Volume VI anthology by Bards and Sages Publishing.  Originally a novel, Gho  was trimmed down to a … Continue reading

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