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Writing Magic Cards: Hour of Devastation

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Writing Magic Cards: Hour of Devastation

The best part of making a sand castle is when the waves wash in and you get to watch it’s destruction. That’s how excited I am to share my writing with you in Hour of Devastation. For the cards below I penned the name and wrote the flavor text in italics. I’m as delighted as … Read more

Writing Magic Cards: Amonkhet

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Writing Magic Cards: Amonkhet

I am skating-down-pyramids excited to announce that I wrote creative text for Amonkhet. For the cards below I penned the name and wrote the flavor text in italics. For the following cards, I etched hieroglyphs in 2016 that were transcribed a year later by Wizards of the Coast into flavor text. And I wrote the … Read more

Before I begin writing a story, I always ask my sagacious and superb readers for insight. In the past you’ve helped me choose which story premise is the strongest. You’ve even suggested various mythical foods I could include in my upcoming novel, Magic Banquet. Thank you! They turned out deliciously. This time I’ll be stockpiling … Read more

My Secret Novel Journal : Week Four

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My Secret Novel Journal : Week Four

Welcome back, my intrepid word adventurers. Over The last few weeks I’ve been editing my unruly middle-grade novel and hobnobbing at a local con, but now I can say I’ve completed the fourth week of smithing on this novel. I’ve banged together a workable outline, one I’ll continue to improve as I progress into the … Read more

My Secret Novel Journal : Week Three

This week I bounced between the distractions of setting up novel promotions and editing a middle-grade fantasy. I resolved a few sticking points for my current manuscript, but instead of talking about those I want to squee over character creation. Whether it’s rolling a character in Dungeons & Dragons, or even naming a character for … Read more

My Secret Novel Journal : Week Two

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My Secret Novel Journal : Week Two

After a week of outlining, I’m not satisfied. That’s a good place to be. I started collecting fun ideas for my story, amazing adventures for the setting, and challenges the protagonist could face. This locale I’ve used before, so I’m updating rather than inventing. When I indulge in cartography I use a Map Editor tool … Read more

My Secret Novel Journal : Week One

I love designing stories. The craft of writing a novel delights me with its challenges. This journal will chart the Odyssey of growing an idea into a book. All stories start with a concept, something that tickles your imagination. A friend on Twitter asked me, “What manner of eldritch rituals do you use to summon … Read more

Audiobook Adventure

Good Times to Listen to An Audiobook: On your commute While folding laundry Preparing meals Eating meals In the bathroom Exercising Less-Good Times to be Listening: Left turns During conversations Jogging across busy intersections Sleeping (though my brother debates this point; his preferred lullaby is the Lord of the Rings) While kissing I’m leap-over-pyramids happy … Read more

Gravity’s Revenge: First Chapters and Illustrations

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Gravity’s Revenge: First Chapters and Illustrations

Right-click on link and Save Link As to ensnare a PDF for later, covetous reading: GRAVITY’S REVENGE, preview I’m as happy a djinn freed from his bottle to include multiple internal illustrations in this first act of my upcoming novel. I hope to garnish this section with three to four more internal illustrations, pending the … Read more

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