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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

The Wretched of Muirwood

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006 @ 12:43 pm | 3Comments

For the last few months/years, I have been wrestling with a new story idea to turn into a YA novel. One of my best friends (Jeremy) has insisted that I keep working on the Minya novels or finish the Kingmakers trilogy. But those are stories I thought up years ago... Read More