Sometimes pain is the greatest teacher.
Really?! This is one of the first things I was told when I talked to people about writing Y'keta. I was told to keep it simple, make it move fast, and assume that your readers are stupid. As an example I was given a few 'teen' books to read. They weren't bad books, but if … Continue reading Just assume your reader is stupid!
I've talked to many people today who are looking at tomorrow and the events in the US and feeling anything from uncertainty, to fear, to desperation. No matter which side of the political spectrum you come from, you see the great gulfs that divide ideologies and governments getting wider as more and more people fall into … Continue reading Let There Be Hope!
Sooner or later the tension has to break and when it does sparks will fly.
In working on the story for Y'keta, I unwittingly included a triad of powerful women who shape my hero in different ways. One of my beta readers pointed out to me that I was following a classic maiden-mother-crone progression. I think knowing that my female characters held such archetypical power, made them stronger and gave me … Continue reading A Goddess for every moon.