Tag Archives: process

Writing Fantasy: The Creation of Magic

Magic, the mystical element of fantasy writing, can add incredible beauty and power to a story and take it from the mundane to the divine.   When done well it is an asset to any work of writing, but done … Continue reading

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A Writing Epiphany at Last!

A few days ago I had an epiphany that will tighten up my opening chapters, however applying that idea is going to take extensive reworking of what I have written.  I’m hoping I can work on the rewrite while continuing … Continue reading

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Nightwish: Sleeping Sun

It’s a new week and a time to think about what needs to happen in the manuscript.  Some of my chapters just weren’t doing what  I wanted and so were rewritten last week.  In the rewriting process I made major … Continue reading

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Writing a Fantasy Novel: The Basic Steps

So, you want to write a fantasy novel and you think you have a great idea? Now what? Do you sit down and start writing chapter one? You could. Do you create elaborate timelines, charts, character profiles, and maps? Perhaps. … Continue reading

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Writing Journal Jan 18

I made my scrawny quota in record time this morning before the kiddos woke up. 1,000 words in 45 minutes. While on vacation last week I started thinking that I needed a different start and came up with an alternate … Continue reading

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Daydreaming of my Ideal Writing Situation

Those of us who are not writing professionally as a full-time  job will appreciate this.  We are the ones who have to find pockets of time where we can fit it in.  I’ve often fantasized about what life would be … Continue reading

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