Category Archives: Bad Dreams & Broken Hearts

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August is always a time for introspection for me, due to the whole birthday thing. So I have been taking stock of where I am, where I’ve come from, and where I am going. No real conclusions, as yet, except … Continue reading

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July In Dracoheim

It’s hard to fight wizards and demons when all you have is a gun and a badge. The use of magic in the Sovereign City of Dracoheim is regulated by the Lord Mayor’s Committee For Public Safety. From the licensing … Continue reading

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Well. There’s a thing.

I just typed “The End” on the last page of Bad Dreams & Broken Hearts. It’s just shy of 67,000 words. I have profoundly mixed feelings about this novel. On the one hand some of it is the best work … Continue reading

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Welcome To My Nightmare

Okay, so I am closing on 40,000 words of Bad Dreams & Broken Hearts and I’d really like to get some feedback on the story so far–what works, what doesn’t, how the pacing feels, is the worldbuilding consistent, are the characters … Continue reading

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Lord Grimm Of Nivose

I’ll admit it, I enjoy writing bad guys more than I enjoy writing good guys.  In fact, my works have very few truly “good” characters, and those are usually the ones that I kill off. Maybe it’s a reflection of … Continue reading

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Crossing the sea of dreams

This is a followup to my post on Getting Around. After a great deal of rewriting I think I have a mechanism for getting from the Midworld to Nightmare that is both vivid and clear, while being different than most … Continue reading

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Getting Around

Recently I listened to Roger Zelazny’s Chronicles Of Amber series yet again.  It’s one of my favorite SFF works (and I consider it both Science Fiction and Fantasy).  There are a lot of reasons why, but mostly the characters.  I … Continue reading

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