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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Voices in the Night

Voices in the 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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Legends of Old

Legends of Old

This is part three of the story I started in Child of the Plains and continued in Man of the Mountain. I got the idea for this particular story during our drive to Calgary. It was my first time passing through the Canadian Rockies and I was stunned by the majesty and diversity of the …

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