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Google

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007 @ 4:42 pm | Comments Off

I had a neat experience last Friday going to the Googleplex in Mountain View. A few weeks ago, I got an e-mail from a past co-worker who is now at Google. He told me that his son Kevan was a fan of LANDMOOR and wanted a copy of SILVERKIN signed. So... Read More

The George & Pilgrim

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007 @ 7:33 pm | 1Comments

Another four chapters are done and the pacing is going well. One of my favorite things to write are the little chapter interludes that come from the point of view of Cuthbert Renowden of Billerbeck Abbey. I use him as a device to explain more about the culture, the magic... Read More

Discovering the Past

Thursday, January 4th, 2007 @ 3:39 pm | Comments Off

Happy New Year! I've just finished re-reading and editing the first 14 chapters of Muirwood with my wife. We spent a few evenings reading the chapters out loud with a pen in hand, and it really helped in the editing process. I've had a month now to celebrate Christmas and... Read More

Tunnels under Glastonbury

Monday, December 11th, 2006 @ 4:46 pm | 1Comments

I've completed 14 chapters from Wretched so far, and I've enjoyed where it has taken me so far. In many ways, the characters are starting to write themselves and their voices are getting louder and more demanding. I'm constantly amazed at how much Google has helped during this process. As... Read More

Maia

Monday, December 11th, 2006 @ 4:35 pm | Comments Off

Well, you found the right page, but the story you were looking for isn't here anymore. This is not a Jedi mind trick. You are probably here because you learned about "Maia" from the author's notes of the Muirwood Trilogy and did a Google search for it. I had posted... Read More

First 10 Chapters done!

Thursday, October 5th, 2006 @ 3:05 pm | Comments Off

I've written the first 10 chapters or so of 'Wretched of Muirwood' and it's coming along very well. It has taken a few twists that I did not expect, but that's a good thing. My goal right now is to write about 4-5 chapters a month, then spend the next... Read More

Medieval terms

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006 @ 11:07 am | Comments Off

Making some good progress on Muirwood. I'd like to thank my niece, Jenna, for her helpful feedback on the first few chapters. She's a teenager and I asked her to critique it to see how well I was communicating my ideas. So far so good. Being a history major myself,... Read More

No progress…

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006 @ 4:59 pm | Comments Off

Haven't had time to write in the last while. I'm thinking about writing for a month, then spending a month editing. Then writing a month, then editing a month. We've had some water damage at the house, and crews have been working the last week to fix it - which... Read More

Glastonbury Abbot’s Kitchen

Monday, July 17th, 2006 @ 12:33 pm | Comments Off

As I was writing this weekend, I did some research for the kitchen where Lia and Sowe live. I wanted it to be as realistic as possible, so I modeled if after a real abbey kitchen. I've been using Glastonbury Abbey in Somerset, England, as a source of inspiration. I... Read More

Chapters 1-3

Thursday, July 13th, 2006 @ 4:47 pm | Comments Off

So July marked the beginning of this project. I read a few novels within the YA field (but not in the fantasy genre) and decided to give it a go. I've written the first three chapters so far. The protagonist's name is Lia (at least it is for now). I'm... Read More