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The Council of Silver

The Council of Silver

Sorry for the odd interlude. But when the muse knocks, it’s a good idea to answer. But here we are! Back to the Wandering Mountains! It started with Child of the Plains and continued in Man of the Mountain, then again in Legends of Old. Here’s the fourth installment! I got the idea for this …

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How To Reclaim A Bad Week

How To Reclaim A Bad Week

It’s been one of those weeks. You know the kind. The perfect storm of awful. One innocent little thing sets the dominos in motion and, suddenly, you can’t stop the cascade failure no matter how hard you try. On Monday, the grocery store is extra busy, which puts you behind schedule. But it’s no big …

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The Seventh Soul

The Seventh Soul

Since I mentioned that last week’s prompt was the last one I wrote in 2018, you can probably deduce that this was the first one I wrote in 2019. It was tough, because this picks up in the middle of a plot that I had walked away from for most of a month. But in …

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Put Me In An Airport

Put Me In An Airport

The title for this prompt may be a tribute to the Hat Films classic by the same name. (I can neither confirm nor deny.) Anyway, this was the last prompt I wrote in 2018 (in case you wonder how big my buffer is). I squeezed it in on a Saturday, the day before we flew …

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The Seventh Night

The Seventh Night

It’s been awhile since I checked in on Azmih. So I decided I should brush the dust off him and renew his quest to determine what, exactly, this being trapped in rubies is. I came up with a delightful little scene and set about writing it down. Seven pages later, I realized that, while it …

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A Perspective Primer – Which is Best?

A Perspective Primer – Which is Best?

So far my editing guides have covered grammar rules like punctuation and passive voice. Aside from those, my most frequent notes center around perspective. But unlike the other guides I’ve written, perspective can’t be handled with a short paragraph of guidelines. Perspective, or point of view, is a stylistic choice every writer must make in …

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The Fire Within

The Fire Within

As I mentioned last week, it’s been awhile since I checked in with several of my characters. Zita is another one that doesn’t get near enough love. So here’s another little tidbit from her past, involving the awakening of her powers. . . . “You know what it is don’t you?” The statement snapped Zita …

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