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3 Things Every Indie Author Needs to Know Before Starting Out
Paths of Alir, the third book in my award-winning epic fantasy series, released in stores on Saturday (Yay!!). Along the runway to this book release, I started my own publishing company and created the imprint Five Strands Publishing. Since starting on the indie publishing path in 2010 with Cephrael’s Hand, I’ve learned from the wisdom and experience of others

4 Steps to Writing Organically, Part II – Viewpoints, Mimicry and Imagination
“[Creativity is] like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” ~E.L. DoctorowThink of writing like sailing a massive ship. There are an enormous number of mechanical actions that synergistically combine to keep the ship plowing forward through the waves. It behooves

Pantser or Plotter: 4 Steps to Writing Organically (and the Science Behind Why You Should) – Part 1
After my last blog post on the four things you must know before starting a novel, in which I suggested not inventing a character, kingdom or creature until the story calls for it, a number of readers wrote in to ask, should nothing be planned? My answer is absolutely plan the four points on the list I gave you