Recently, a reader asked about my writing process, especially the way I prepare to write. That person felt at a loss about plunging in during, say, those first 15 minutes sitting in front of the computer and before typing an opening … Continue reading The First Fifteen Minutes
I am used to imagining the ways that dragons think and respond to humans, to change, and to challenges. For years, I studied dragon lore and felt the need to write my own story about them, which I did; and while two … Continue reading Did That Dragon Call My Name?
Three writers volunteered to ‘Beta-read’ my first draft of A New ZooCatron, a fantasy novella about cat-like creatures arriving on Earth from deep in the cosmos. One of the readers is truly a rocket scientist and she pointed out the … Continue reading Getting It Right
For those who would like more information about beta readers, here are some references and a Wikipedia definition of the role: Continue reading You Asked about Beta Readers?
Hail to the Betas If you’ve been following my posts, maybe you’ve read all 20 chapters of A New ZooCatron, a novella in progress I serialized on this site. It’s about cats from far out in the cosmos who … Continue reading Hail to the Betas
“Where do you get your ideas? How did you ever dream up that character? I like your protagonist. When is the sequel coming out so I can see what happened to her?” Questions like these often dot conversations I have … Continue reading Latin Roots: Character Sources
The fate of a secondary character in my first Dragonwolder novel interested me so much that I made him a key character in the second work, Where Dragons Follow. I had to find out how his near-death experience in book … Continue reading A Boy Lost in Time
Although I am still editing and preparing for publication (soon, soon, I hope, on kdp) A New ZooCatron, my latest cats-from-outer-space novella, the time has come for serious work on my final Dragonwolder/Malevir novel. In the upcoming months, I will be fleshing … Continue reading A New Work-in-Progress
I write more than fantasy fiction. Look for my short stories online: in After Hours (print), bewilderingstories.com, http://www.horrorseek.com/home/horror/darkfire/ficarch.html, http://www.fictitiousthejournal.org/, the Weird Reader, and the Fall Fantasy Anthology out of Cloaked Press in Autumn, 2017. Continue reading More than Dragons
[from https://theprotagonistspeaks.com Assaph Mehr’s site enabling this interview of Sweetnettle, one of my characters from the Dragonwolder series, Malevir: Dragons Return and Where Dragons Follow] Character Interview Questions Tell us a little about where you grew up. What was it … Continue reading Interview with a Sprite