Category Archives: Blood Dawn

A Thousand Roads is out!

This is my official book release blog post! That’s right, after 6 years of work and 7 drafts, A Thousand Roads is now available for readers. You can find it on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble. Please go buy … Continue reading

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Beyond archetypes: where the hero’s journey meets modern fiction

Welcome to August! This month, I have the pleasure of kicking off our topic: journeys and story structures in epic fantasy. I’m sure you’re all familiar with Joseph Campbell’s the Hero’s Journey, also known as the Monomyth. Here’s a great … Continue reading

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A first step in revision — the three-tier approach to feedback

I hope you’re all enjoying our month’s topic of swords and epic battles in fantasy. Perhaps off-topic (though not entirely): today I’m going to continue my discussion about the process of writing a next draft. In last week’s post, I … Continue reading

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Setting Weekly Milestones: How to get through multiples drafts of a book

Today in my newsletter, I shared about a new adventure that began this week: I started to read The Lord of the Rings again — the fourth time now for me. Returning to my Tolkien roots seems good timing for … Continue reading

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The future of Blood Dawn

There are many possibilities ahead for the future of Blood Dawn, but I think they might best be illustrated in this picture, made by Ave, a fan who has offered to make graphics for me every week now. But, before … Continue reading

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The difference between a draft and a revision

In last month’s newsletter, I mentioned my road map to finishing Blood Dawn. I spent last week unpacking more of what was behind how I have focused my week into themed days (read that here), so I thought this week … Continue reading

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My writing routine — creating a focus for days of the weeks

This month in my newsletter, I talked about how I have returned to the themed week strategy I used while writing Blood Dawn and it inspired me to write more about it for today’s blog post. In last week’s blog … Continue reading

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