Character Introduction: Arkmenos Kilrak

**Little information first -- My mentor Debbie Burns, who runs an amazing writing course called Fiction Expedition, gives us worksheets for what she calls Character Deep Dives. It's to help us really 'dive' into our characters for our stories so that we can make them really come alive. SO that's what I'm going to be... 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 →

Apologies + Teaser

Hi all! Just wanted to drop a line and let you know that I am alive and things are a bit wacky in my writing world at the moment. Currently I am working on some short stories, doing world building for the novel the short stories are building up to, and figuring out the finishing... 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 →

Writing Prompts and Death scenes

Ahh my muse is going again after the miserable sinus issues I had! Today's scene for my WIP 'A Royal's Undoing' incorporated the prompts from Liza Kane's #28stories28days challenge I've been doing but I will not be sharing them publicly as it is a very important turning point for the book and I don't want... 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 →

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