Posts Categorized: Writing Ruminations

Sweet Summertime

Hello there, dear Reader! Well, it’s June. And that means… summertime. Which also means that my schedule is simultaneously going to both slow down and explode. Slow down because school is finished, and explode because… that’s just what happens in the summer. There will be playdates and swim lessons and sports camps and picnics and… Read more »

The Grand Scheme of Things

What a fun post title. It’s been a great month, but I’ll wait and tell you more about it on Thursday when my Episodes and Adventures post goes up. Today, I wanted to answer a couple of questions I’ve been asked recently about what’s next now that the Minstrel’s Song series is complete. The biggest… Read more »

Impressionism: Fight Scenes

Armies lining up on either side of a field. A jousting tournament. Two warriors circling each other, swords drawn. Arrows raining down on an enemy. Siege weapons. Epic fantasy battle scenes are thrilling to read. They are generally the big, exciting climax of the massive tome or series that a fantasy reader looks forward to. But… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Writing Short Stories

The submission period for the next Fellowship of Fantasy anthology just opened, and I wasn’t going to submit anything. Mostly because I’m in the middle of writing Turrim 3 and I am hoping to have the rough draft finished by the first of June. However, the theme is “fairy tales.” And then I had an… Read more »