The Broken Blade: A BATTLE MAGE REBORN (Book 2)… …is now live on Amazon.com. It’s been a few weeks since the release of The Broken Blade. The early reception has been amazing!The Broken Blade starts on the slopes of the Frostwind Mountains Greetings, Travelers! A few months before release, subscribers of My Newsletter received a link to a special sneak peek of The Broken Blade. They got a chance to travel with Denton as he braved the ice and snow of the Frostwind Mountains in his search for the Pristine Snowthistles he’d been tasked to find. The book is now live on Amazon and early Travelers have really enjoyed continuing with Denton on his journey through EndWorld Everlasting. They know … Read More
Finally! An update! It’s been several, long months since my last update. Unfortunately, I think it almost goes without saying… 2020 was a very rough year for most of us. My year was no exception. You see, my last job was in a 24/7 Operations environment. It was stressful, and not many folks there were happy. And what do people do when they are unhappy? Well, they leave. They find something else. Something that might make them a little less unhappy, a little more free to pursue the things they enjoy. But what happens if they want to leave, yet can’t find somewhere else to go? Well, I suppose they become bitter over time. The next thing you know, you … Read More
I’ve encountered a lot of writing advice over the years and I’m always surprised how many people believe their way is the only way. I’m equally amazed by how often these people conflict one another. I don’t know if I’m getting Social Media fatigue or what, but I’ve finally reached a place where I need to shut it down. All of it. No more writing advice. Only writing.
As the weeks have gone by, I’ve delved deeper into my rewrites for Final Hope. And I was making good progress, too. That is, until I crossed paths with the dreaded Chapter Eight.
It didn’t start out bad. In fact, Chapter Eight was looking good at first. I was halfway through the chapter and I was rocking the word count at an alarming rate. Then, just as I was beginning to think I had the whole thing in the bag, things got weird.
When I had the first idea for Chlorophyllium 9 as a short story in 2008, it was a flash of inspiration, but just a tiny snippet of the story as a whole. Like a glimpse at a scene, I knew there were several more layers to uncover before the rest of the idea revealed itself. But that one image has remained the heart of the story, even as it’s grown to almost novel length.
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