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Temple of rats

I’m gobbling up anything desert-related lately as I’m soaking up atmosphere and inspiration for Possession, which takes place in my fictional desert-city of Zier. One thing I stumbled on is the Karni Mata temple in the Thar desert of India, … Continue reading

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When something’s got to give

Lately, I’ve been kind of quiet online. Or maybe it’d be more accurate to say I seemed to have fallen off the face of the Earth. 🙂 Where have I been and what have I been doing? I’m afraid the … Continue reading

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When writing is like parachuting

I’m a pantser, or organic writer, which means I throw myself into each new book without an outline or a plan, just the kernel of an idea. Basically, I throw myself out of the plane and hope there’ll be a … Continue reading

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Magic systems–fun and headache

A friend of mine always says, whenever you invent a magic system, give it to a bunch of gamers–they’ll soon find the weak spots and explore them endlessly. 😀 The thing is, it’s plain hard to trace all the possible … Continue reading

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From jungle to desert to windswept island

I’m at the early idea-stage for my latest project, a fantasy novel I’ve given the working-title Possession, and I’m considering settings at the moment. Boy, are there lots of enticing options out there! A city in the dry, baking-hot desert, … Continue reading

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A hands-on answer to where ideas come from

Writers often get the question where their ideas come from, and the answers are often myriad–and vague. That’s typically not because we want to be deliberately mysterious, but because it is a kind of mysterious process. We might say we … Continue reading

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The worst writing advice I ever received

If you’ve ever thought about writing and intrepidly googled writing advice, chances are you got a whole lot of hits. Writing seems to be a subject that a lot of people have opinions about. After all, if you’ve read a … Continue reading

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Why reading is creative

I think everyone can agree that writing is a creative endeavor, but so, I think, is reading. That’s because the book only comes alive inside your brain. Does that sound weird? Consider this sentence from Before and After the Wedding, … Continue reading

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Imprisoned gets a name

The Easter holidays are over (I hope you ate as much delicious chocolate as I did!), and today I decided on my next writing project. Yay! Feels great to get started really digging into something again. After going over all … Continue reading

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Dual returns

So I lasted about three days without writing after finishing Before and After the Wedding before I started getting restless, and now I’m back at writing again. I decided to take stock of Dual before deciding what to work on … Continue reading

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