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What It’s All For

Posted by nightphoenix on January 6, 2015 in Process |

As the new year turns over, I find myself once again staring at this bit of cyberspace I call a blog and wondering what on earth to do with it. There are many options. I could do book reviews! Movie reviews! Post bits of my work! Writing rants and difficulties! Thoughts on characters and plots! […]

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There’s a story here, I just have to find it

Posted by nightphoenix on February 25, 2013 in Art, Input, Life, Process, Short Stories |

As a writer, I find myself saying this a lot. I’ve heard of writers who have a difficult time coming up with ideas…and I confess, I have no idea what that feels like. As of right now, if I never had another story idea again, I have enough material sitting on my computer to keep […]

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Can’t help it…

Posted by nightphoenix on April 17, 2012 in Process |

Whenever I listen to Writing Excuses and they talk about making magic systems and worlds from mundane ideas…my brain interprets this as a challenge. So when they said in passing, “you could totally make a city or a world or a magic system centered around book-binding”…well, I bit. My first inclination was to approach this […]

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Tasirs and pakas and raakkis, oh my…

Posted by nightphoenix on March 23, 2012 in Output, Process |

When I first started the Visions bestiary, I basically scoured my D&D Monster Manual and online sources, looking for interesting mythological creatures, and dumped them in more or less as they were. I had always planned to go through and “tweak” the critters, making them unique to the world…and I did that with some of […]

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Apple-spice candy

Posted by nightphoenix on March 21, 2011 in Process |

Actually, this post is about dreams. Specifically, the small and sometimes nonsensical details that dreams create. Many of my story ideas come from dreams. Usually two or three dreams that have been fleshed out, expanded upon, and changed where needed to make a coherent plot. Most often, the main element a dream will leave me […]

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Inexcusable

Posted by nightphoenix on March 10, 2011 in News |

I just realized I haven’t updated this blog in about a month. That’s both irresponsible and inexcusable of me. I’ve been productive, which I suppose is part of the updating problem. Have plotted out the Waters story, and decided to give it an actual title: This Chosen Fate. Have also written nearly a full chapter […]

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My characters talk to me in the bathroom

Posted by nightphoenix on October 6, 2010 in News, Novels, Output |

Most often when I’m brushing my teeth. Maybe it’s the mint? I will start thinking about a set of characters, and playing with bits of dialogue in my head. Often, what they will say to each other is surprising, revealing solutions to plot and story problems that I would have never thought of on my […]

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Back…

Posted by nightphoenix on September 15, 2010 in Novels, Output, Process |

…from Tennessee, that is. Went on a trip with Eli and my mom to her property up there. It was fun and relaxing, except for the part when we almost hit a deer. That was kind of scary. No internet or cell phone service up there, so I’ve been a bit out of touch these […]

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Update: Smell of November revisit

Posted by nightphoenix on September 8, 2010 in Novels, Output, Process, Short Stories |

This month I’m making it a goal to revisit The Smell of November. I think that story always suffered from the word limit needed to enter it in the WD contest. So I’m lengthening it, and tweaking the storyline a bit. I’m making it more ambiguous, so that the reader never really knows if Alan […]

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Fate-2.0

Posted by nightphoenix on July 25, 2010 in Novels, Output |

I decided to listen to my Dragon Singer soundtrack today in the car, which of course got me thinking about it. I did a little brainstorming with the hubby during lunch. Yeah, my brain is scattery like that. Am in the process of making a few revisions.

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