Character Deep Dives (CDD)

((Above pictures found on Google Images. Not mine.))   Diving deep into characters is, I am finding, extremely important to stories. Yes, it is about the story, but without great, well-thought-out characters, there wouldn't be a story. We all fall in love with this character and hate that one. Why is that? Because the author... Continue Reading →

Edge of Nightmares Teaser

  “I’ve done everything you’ve asked, Celerina,” The first voice is Treina, her boss. “All I want for is to be full owner. I don’t think that’s asking too much.” “Give you my club? What makes you think you’ve earned that?” The second voice – Celerina? – belongs to a woman with an odd accent.... Continue Reading →

A brief history of the Galnarians and the Cayheri.

                King Theodwin Elacerin, great grandfather to Khilseith Olastra, ruled Galna Alari from 1000-1577. The only reason he stopped ruling in 1577 was because he was poisoned that no one could find a cure for. As far as the Galnarians knew, he had only one child, a daughter. The... Continue Reading →

Voices in our heads

We as writers have quirks and eccentricities that non-writers do not understand. One of those 'quirks' is hearing our characters in our heads. Some of us have characters that simply help spur on the book by 'telling' us how the story goes as we are writing it. Other writers actually have their characters talk to... Continue Reading →

Before the Ball

Lily is sitting at her vanity, putting the finishing touches on her makeup when she hears a soft knock on the door and then Amyra talking to someone. After a moment, her great-grandmother walks in the room and smiles. “You are so beautiful Liliana.  I am so glad I could be here to see your... Continue Reading →

Week 2, Day 5 – Brave New World

Today's Prompt is: "You have an enchanted backpack that gives you exactly what you need for that day. Today, you pull out a sword." Lily is up before sunrise and tries to be as quiet as a mouse as she gets dressed, throws her hair up in a bun, and stands looking at a bag... Continue Reading →

Week 2, Day 4 – Brave New World

Prompt: "You open the door to your house, and walk into some Men in Black wrestling with an alien in your living room." (adjusted to fit my world) Lily walks up the steps of the gorgeous elven structure that she calls her home and realizes that the door is slightly ajar.  She pushes the door... Continue Reading →

Week 2, Day 3 – Brave New World

Prompt: "You're on an elevator that stops between floors. The doors open." After his meeting with Khilseith, Linvanu needed to have some time to think. He told his second in command to keep an eye on things and he'd be back in an hour.  He took a deep breath and looked at the contraption in... Continue Reading →

Week 2, Day 2 – Brave New World

Today's Prompt is: "You look outside one morning and realize you're looking at a completely different city skyline." Lily stretches, turns over, and opens her eyes and blinks as she focuses on the canopy above her.  It takes her a moment until she realizes where she is.  She sighs and throws back the covers and... Continue Reading →

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