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Frost giants: eighteen feet tall or eighteen-foot-tall?

Question–is that an eighteen-foot-tall frost giant or is it eighteen feet tall? Answer: yes and yes, except frost giants are typically only fifteen feet tall. Confused?  Me too, so I have been researching.  While in spoken English we tend to … 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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Writing from a plot, oops

So for the first time I am trying to do a plot outline first, THEN write.  Woudl make me a plotter, not a pantser. If it works.  So I tried writing the first couple of chapters from my 15 page … Continue reading

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Ragnarök Willie wins 2015 Pikes Peak Writers Zebulon Fiction Award

My mythica novel, Ragnarök Willie has won the 2015 Pikes Peak Writers Zebulon Fiction Award in the urban fantasy category. To say I’m excited about this would be a huge understatement, although I’m also more than a little intimidated.  Besides … Continue reading

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The muse is a fickle _____

All writers have  love-hate relationships with our respective muses.  We love it when they sit on our shoulders and guide our typing towards brilliance.  We hate it when they lead us down dead ends. And we go comatose when they … Continue reading

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When characters refuse to do as they are told

As writers, our best characters sometimes refuse to do what we want them to do.  They take on a life of their own.  Sometimes they even refuse to die.  Very inconvenient, that. Asha is one such.  She is supposed to … Continue reading

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