Tag: Novels by Me

Getting Inside a Character’s Head – Part 3: Answers with Catilen

Getting Inside a Character’s Head – Part 3: Answers with Catilen

A few weeks back I used my own suggested character exercises with Domerin. I enjoyed stretching my creative muscles and I thought it might be fun to repeat the exercise with a character from Island of Lost Forevers. So let’s take a look at our leading lady; Catilen. Where does your character live? Go with …

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SFFSat – Elegance Versus Force

SFFSat – Elegance Versus Force

Continuing from last week, this excerpt comes from Island of Lost Forevers, the first book in the Mystic Island Trilogy. It does not directly follow last week’s snippet, but comes slightly later in the same sequence. … On the sixth floor, Catilen’s path ran into a wall. Damian’s mage sight revealed a faint line of …

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SFFS – A Touch of Magic

SFFS – A Touch of Magic

My excerpt this week comes from Island of Lost Forevers, the first book in the Mystic Island Trilogy. Breathing deep to steady his nerves, Damian lowered his defenses. He couldn’t sense emotional echoes the way Catilen did, but he had other ways of tracking people. Everyone left a distinctive energy signature. With a bit of …

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The Setting as a Character

The Setting as a Character

One characteristic of epic fantasy is the scale of its setting. Epic tales take place in vast worlds, full of interesting cities, cultures and landmarks. Somehow, the characters become aware of these details throughout their adventure and it becomes clear that the world is active even when the characters aren’t present. Rebellions may take place …

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Crossroads of Frozen Eternity Available Now!

Crossroads of Frozen Eternity Available Now!

The time has finally come for the adventures of Catilen Taylor and Damian Cooke to continue. Crossroads of Frozen Eternity is now available at your resident Amazon store (amazon.com, amazon.ca and amazon.uk to name a few). It’s also available on Smashwords and DriveThru Fiction (both of which offer multiple file formats, in case you don’t …

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Character Introduction: The Sorcerer

Character Introduction: The Sorcerer

A few weeks ago, I reminisced about the creation of Island of Lost Forevers‘s leading lady, Catilen Taylor. Every protagonist needs at least one plucky companion, don’t they? We originally considered Catilen’s closest friend (and fellow kook), Damian Cooke, the story’s main character. Until we realized the character most impacted by the book’s events, the …

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Get Published Podcast

Get Published Podcast

My co-author, James, and I recently appeared on the Get Published Podcast. We talked about long-distance collaboration, self-publishing and, of course, Island of Lost Forevers. I’m a bit late to the punch with this announcement (sorry about that), but one of the joys of the Internet is infinite shelf space; check it out! Get Published …

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