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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

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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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A recording from the Counseling Files of the Military Department of Research in reference to the beginnings of the Comorbid Conditioning project, and its volunteers. 401 more words


"Midnight in Dublin" - new cover reveal

Here is the amazing new cover for “Midnight in Dublin” created by Adriana Haganu at adipixdesign.com.

“Midnight in Dublin” is a supernatural thriller with magical realism elements, set in Dublin, Ireland. 269 more words


Aelren Chapter 1 (part 3 of 3)

I check if the ink in the accounts book is dry, and put it back in the drawer. My skull feels dense, straining my neck and shoulders with its heaviness. 1,025 more words


Aelren Chapter 1 (Part 2)

I turn back to Tremm. A sigh escapes me, and I sit down on the small chair next to a table of books on the city’s architecture. 1,448 more words

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Aelren Chapter 1 (Part 1)

The amber rays of the sun seep through the wooden blinds, dust specks listlessly floating through the syrup-y beams. The taste of honey lingers on my tongue as I swallow the last sip of my tea. 989 more words

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