Dedication

Posted by Akira | Posted in General Writing | Posted on 17-01-2016

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Courtesy of Amazon.com

Courtesy of Amazon.com

This story arch is dedicated to my dear hubby. He has been my D&D dungeon master and all around fantasy gaming master for years now. His theory that summoned creatures come from somewhere and are not always thrilled to be summoned to “our realm” to perform for us, is the driving force behind my summoned creatures. My summoned creatures are not always sentient beings, but when they are…things happen. Thank you, DM Dreads, for giving me this idea of where those creatures come from and how they feel about being summoned.

 

Finding Voice for Characters

Posted by Akira | Posted in General Writing, Serial Fiction, Trials, Writing Projects | Posted on 03-03-2014

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Courtesy of acommunityvoice.com

Courtesy of acommunityvoice.com

Trials of The Hunt is going very well. I am currently posting Chapter 10 this Wednesday, and I’m loving every minute of it – the writing, the researching, worldbuilding – the works. One thing it is forcing me to do is develop plots, and along with that, characters. I have a new character debuting soon who figures prominently in the story. This character makes a very brief appearance, but the impact of that appearance is felt for quite some time. Originally, I had planned for Pat (fictional, gender-neutral name for a fictional character, lol) to appear more often. Pat was to have a significant influence by having a permanent presence in the overall plot. However, as the series has developed, it seems Pat’s influence will be far more effective in a limited capacity.

Take your time

Posted by Akira | Posted in General Writing, Wild Royal | Posted on 26-01-2011

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I took a long break from writing to let the proverbial dust settle on the last re-write. It’s been months and, although I’ve thought about the novel and the story, I haven’t had the motivation to get back to it again. I’ve been writing for submission to anthologies and contests mostly. I’ve even fleshed out a few character backgrounds, but nothing substantial for the current novel. I’ve decided that I need to get back into the swing of things. I’m starting by using my handy dandy new phone to better organize my writing and development time. I’ve realized that I need to set my writing time in stone, commit to the plan and then DO IT if I am ever to submit this two and a half years worth of work. In the meantime I do believe I have been working on the craft, honing my skills if you will, so that the submission will be met with success.