Bad Sentence

“He had Dickerson beside him and eight officers arranged behind him.” This is a sentence from a published book and an incorrect use of had. Had is to be used in the PAST… Continue reading

Social Media

Social media, facebook, twitter, blogging, is the new way to advertise and get my name as an author out there. But when I read what I need to do to be successful at… Continue reading

Good Day for Writing

Today was most unusual. I was so very tired when I woke up, I decided to cancel my day and just stay home, stay in bed and finish getting over a cold.I went… Continue reading

Backstory

When I began writing Topaz – Jewel of Desire I just wrote and let the story take me where it wanted. I posted a chapter twice a week for several months then once… Continue reading

Genius

If you want your children to be geniuses, have them read fantasy. If you want them to be more geniuses, have them read more fantasy. Albert Einstein (I think) Why fantasy, and I… Continue reading

Don’t be Forgotten

If you don’t want to be forgotten while you are dead and rotten, write something worth the reading or do something worth the writing. Benjamin Franklin

He thought, He thought

He thought the thought he never thought he’d think. I love that line. I wish I’d written it. As writer’s we’re not supposed to repeat the same word in the same sentence, same… Continue reading

Topaz Plot

Magic promised intrigue, adventure and excitement. It lied. The jewel, topaz, was forge by magic as a wedding gift for the new king and queen. Magic corrupted it. Topaz fed on despair. It… Continue reading

About Writing

Some people write only for themselves. They do so either because they are too shy for anyone else to read what they have written, or because they so love to write, they truly… Continue reading

Plots Grow

I started this story with two main characters, Dor and Rheaux, and two supporting characters, Samard and Abyia, but the cast grew to ten characters who would have an affect on the plot.… Continue reading