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Awesome Portal Fantasy Novels that Spark the Imagination

Awesome Portal Fantasy Novels that Spark the Imagination

The first Portal Fantasy I ever read was Yon Ill Wind by Piers Anthony. It’s part of his Xanth series. (Not all of which are portal fantasies, though several include whisking unsuspecting mundane folk into the magical land of puns). In the book, a family vacation goes horribly wrong when a strong wind sweeps their …

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Make Line Editing Easy – A Helpful Guide for Indies

Make Line Editing Easy – A Helpful Guide for Indies

The top piece of feedback I note in reviews of self-published fiction is lack of proper editing. We’re talking about line edits here; basic spelling, grammar and structure. This tends to be the first thing most readers notice, because it breaks up the flow and makes the story difficult to read. A high number of …

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A Behind the Scenes Look at The Light of Eternity – Available Now!

A Behind the Scenes Look at The Light of Eternity – Available Now!

To celebrate the release of The Light of Eternity to paperback, I spent some time Monday looking back at the initial creation process. I covered such topics as the original idea, the covers and the music I listen to while I’m working. Today I want to take a look at the planning stages and the …

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Characters Won’t Always Do What You Want

Characters Won’t Always Do What You Want

Characters are fickle creatures. They’ll waltz into your stories, demand more than you ever intended to give them, and linger long after you’ve finished writing about them. Mine like to whisper extra tidbits about their lives, which I use for writing prompt responses. Characters get away with all this because they’re a critical component of …

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The Paradox Syndrome

The Paradox Syndrome

I first launched my newsletter a year and a half ago. At the time, I didn’t have a lot to offer my subscribers, aside from a free copy of my first book. I have tried to thank them in several other ways, via giveaways and a steady stream of book deals I have found throughout …

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The Mystical Island Trilogy Boxset is on Sale Now!

The Mystical Island Trilogy Boxset is on Sale Now!

When a mysterious island appears off the coast of San Francisco, two intrepid academics risk everything to discover its secrets. Catilen Taylor has struggled all her life with the ability to sense others’ emotions. Damian Cooke studies an ancient art he calls ‘magic.’ The island boasts an idyllic retreat, ruled by the enigmatic Sentomoru, who …

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