Stream of Conscious Saturday. Cheers. #SoCS

“Dhampir. Subgroup Undead. Child offspring of union between vampire and human. Alternative variations; dhampyre, dhamphir, or dhampyr. Balkan folklore.” Mysteries of the Undead, Jeremiah Delalande.

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Stream of Conscious Saturday. Bug. #SoCS

“Ever cross into an unknown tomb to find a highly decorated catafalque then turn and run.” Mysteries of the Undead, Jeremiah Delalande.

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How Long it Takes to Create a Novel Isn’t Important, Writing it is. Inspiration From Author Ritu Bhathal #IWSG

Do you ever feel it’s taking too long to write your novel? What if I told you there is no prescribed timescale. Avoid internal pressure by learning from Ritu.
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Stream of Conscious Saturday. Grill. #SoCS

“If you are to host an inquisition then do so in a deep chamber with thick walls. There is nothing like the sounds of screaming to upset ones digestion.” Old gaoler saying in Ang Nafud.

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Goodreads: How to Promote a Book Effectively for Free


A collaborative post with Janice Wald and Melissa Marietta on how to use GoodReads to promote your books. Continue reading

Stream of Conscious Saturday. Hollow / Empty #SoCS

“Hollows are the empty places of the world. In them lie demons and relics of times long gone. Enter them with care traveller. Most never return.”

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Reflections on the A to Z Challenge. Simply That, or A New WIP? #AtoZchallenge

“When a challenge is completed then see it not as a task accomplished, but as an achievement through perseverance and endeavour.” The Amanuensis.

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The Blue Sky Tag. A Great Way to Kick Out Winter and Say Hello Summer.

I received this way back last spring when skies were indeed turning from persistent grey and into something resembling warmer days and greenery bursting forth. With sun brewing and greenery returning it seemed a good time to dust this off. Continue reading

Thoughts on Out of the Box Souces for New Authors Wanting to Write Epic Fantasy Novels #IWSG

Many of my readers often ask how I start writing, where do the ideas come from and what kick starts a project that might go further than one book? One of my concepts is something many might overlook.
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A to Z Challenge. Ziu, “Myth And Lore.” By Jeremiah Delalande. #AtoZchallenge

“Legends are ubiquitous. They represent ages past, lost civilisations, heavenly battles, religious culture and lie at the heart of morality.” Jeremiah Delalande, Lecture on Philosophy of Lore.

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