Posts Categorized: Blogging Challenges


If you’re just joining us, this is day 14 of the A-Z Blogging Challenge, in which nearly 2000 bloggers are blogging every day in April (except Sundays) with each day’s post revolving in some way around the corresponding letter of the alphabet. We hit the halfway mark yesterday! So today’s post here at my blog… Read more »


I tend to like tropes. There’s nothing wrong with a well-written trope, especially if the author gives it a unique twist. Tropes, used well, are not the same as cliches, which are things that have become so overused they have lost their meaning. A trope, on the other hand, is a convention or a device… Read more »


Kamarie was originally supposed to be the central character in King’s Warrior. When I sat down and started writing my adventure tale, I had two characters in mind to begin with, and Kamarie was one of them. I jotted down a few notes about her to start: “Jet-black hair, blue eyes, pale skin, thin but… Read more »


A good friend introduced me to Jasper Fforde when I was in college. It wasn’t the sort of thing I normally would have picked up (as it wasn’t in the sci-fi/fantasy section), but she said I absolutely had to read this book, so I did (I read really fast… thus I’m usually willing to oblige… Read more »