Is there anyone you know that can pull your heart strings and play with your emotions with such thoughtless provocation as “I wanted to see your reaction?”
There’s a lot of excitement connected with writing. A firewood splitting redneck can become the master of men’s fates… elves’ fates… dragon’s fates… Everything put to paper is alive and breathing. Monsters under the bed become real with the most powerful skill we humans possess: Continue reading
Yesterday I proudly presented a teaser from Book 1 and hopefully you all got a giggle or two out of it. Today you’ll get to see a favorite scene of mine from Book 2, The Stones of Caron, What Time Handed Them. Be warned, “favorite scene of mine” is a dangerous phrase coming from an author.
… With a series of feints, one elf lured the Nashi forward one at a time into the slashing blades of another. Only four attackers fell into the well-laid trap, and the rest managed a ruse to break the elves into fractions by lashing out with two flails, hidden until they were needed. With only Emmet’s small shield, the elves couldn’t stand up to flails and
Exampling: With the publish of Book 2 so recent, I thought I’d do a little series of teasers and see if I could generate some interest in my work. So for today and tomorrow I’ll do what I’ve already published and then on day three I’ll put in a never before seen scene from Book 3. Now it is still in the editing phase (hence, rewrite, mull over, rewrite, scrap, rewrite, think on it, rewrite) but I do have a few scenes that are definitely making it into the final draft.
Confounding: Now the confounding part is where you take a look at my work and are so impressed and
I’m not the sort of person to enjoy just one thing. I just completed the publishing of my second book
The Stones of Caron, Following Danger’s Path:
But there’s more to me than just my writing. It isn’t my only interest, my only subject, and my only passion.
Of the many things I enjoy, a lot of them are things I can spend my creativity on. They are stimulating and inspiring and help me add detail and depth to my writing, which of course encompasses all of my interests into one channel.
I spend a little time with a guitar and play around with a few tunes and I always feel fresh and alive. It doesn’t always help me pick up a pencil again but it helps to ground me when I’m running wild or stimulate me when I’ve got writer’s block. Music in general is just a beautiful means of expression whether to listen or to play.
I like to sketch occasionally. Sometimes there is an idea in my head and words on paper just won’t do, I have to see it come to life in the most literal sense I can.
I also like making jewelry and I usually go on a kick and make a few things all at once before relaxing and going back to writing.
Sometimes I like to crochet because I don’t have to think about it.
I like to read . . . which sort of speaks for itself.
Everything has its place and communes to encompass my interests and stimulate my creativity.