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Blue smoke rose in wraith-like tendrils from the dying fire, the pungent smell filling the visitor’s nose and stinging his eyes. He kept his gaze on the woman who hid behind a thick black veil, all but her piercing blue eyes hidden from sight. 204 more words

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Sweet Saturday Sample: The Auction

Re-blogging this excerpt of FTSOOL, since I won’t use it in the final draft due to plot changes. I originally blogged it as a Saturday Sample a few years back. 1,029 more words

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By Rook or By Crook

Smoke was billowing up from the little village at the end of the road. Orange, flickering light acted as a beacon for anyone who wanted to find the mass of chaos writhing at the town’s center. 611 more words


Chronicling The Craft: Revisions 20% Complete

Practicing Patience with the Revising Process – Plus, an Excerpt from The Keeper’s Curse!

“Chronicling The Craft” is an article series where I share my experience with working on my YA fantasy novel… 2,493 more words

Chronicling The Craft

I Finally Did It

It’s taken quite a long time. And it’s not just been since I started writing, but since I started writing this particular story, even. It was a little over 4 years ago that I started writing it. 514 more words

New Book

That’s not my point of view! Keeping characters in character

In “The Alchemist of Paris”, my current work in progress, our intrepid young heroine is summoned to work as a maid for a mysterious master in Paris in 1820. 288 more words

Creative Writing

Paris in the 1820s: imagining a city in the past

Writing a story with an historical backdrop has all the challenges of fiction writing – plot, character arcs, settings – and also the challenge of creating an accurate and believable world.  500 more words

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