Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Ruthie and the Darkening Prince

This began as a very short flash fiction piece inspired by a story from my good friend Ruth Long in The Fairy Ring Flash Fiction Contest.  I was wading through some old files the other day, took this out, expanded … Continue reading

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Fantasy and the problem with Tolkien — The Write Stuff

The eternal dilemma of the fantasy writer: Has every story been told or can I tell an old one in a new way?  Read what Sue Vincent at The Write Stuff says about it. Regardless, I will continue to write … Continue reading

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Review: Tower of Thorns

Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier My rating: 5 of 5 stars Enchanting characters that will win you over. A medieval mystery series, Blackthorn and Grim are two dispossessed souls trying to do go in a world they no longer … Continue reading

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The Successor – MidWeek Flash from my good friend, A.D. Trosper

There is a flash fiction challenge going on and I’ve decided to join in. A picture is posted for inspiration and then writers take it from there. This is the first time I’ve participated, I’m usually far too long winded … Continue reading

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Mirror Man – MidWeek Flash

I haven’t done flash fiction in ages and so when I got a sudden craving for it, I went over to check out  Miranda Kate‘s MidWeek Flash for this week.  The rules are simple and listed on the site. If you … Continue reading

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Lisa Shambrook discusses the importance of being “you-nique”

Today’s guest on the Big Blue Takeover is, Lisa Shambrook author of the beautiful ‘Hope Within’ series and blogger at The Last Krystallos. Over to Lisa… 7 Reasons Why You Should Be You… via Guest Post from author, @LisaShambrook #wwwBlogs 7 … Continue reading

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My Favorite Movie of 2016

This past week, my daughter and I rewatched what I consider to be one of the best movies of 2016 (and one of my new favorite animated films):  Kubo and the Two Strings. Honestly, this movie has one of the … Continue reading

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The Saturday Slash — Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire

Mindy McGinnis is a bestselling author and knows her stuff. Her Saturday Slash feature is a generous service to those of you who want to polish that query. I’ve done this and it was definitely worth it. Seriously, get brave and shoot her an email over on her blog. Continue reading

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