An Anniversary–We have an entire year of posts!

This week marks the first anniversary of when I started posting on this site! It seems like that should be...

Alder’s Early Spring Salad–Aviandrian Recipes

Winter in Aviandria can start feeling really long, especially near the end when you haven’t had any fresh green food...

It’s Finally Time! I’m looking for ARC Readers!

I’m super, super excited right now. After working on Gateway to Aviandria for over nine years, I can finally announce...

Happy Poetry Month–A Poem or Two in Honor of the Occasion

“I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest...

And Now, We Write! — Our Story Begins

Well, it seems this little adventure we have gone on together is now drawing to a close, though for me,...

The Plot Thickens– Figuring out where we are going.

We are getting close to the end of our series on how I turn an idea into a story. It...

Where in the World–A little bit about the setting.

For the last month or so, I have been taking you through the process in which a tiny idea grows...

A Random Interruption–An activity you can do for fun, and how I used it to my advantage.

Okay, so I found this fun activity on a blog yesterday, and I decided to do it. Actually, I confess,...

Personality Emerges Part 2–Getting to know some of the other Main Characters.

So, for the last little while, I’ve been sharing how a tiny seed of an idea becomes an entire book....

Personality Emerges Part 1–Discovering more about our point of view character

Personality Emerges Part 1–Discovering more about our point of view character

I am super excited about this week because characters are one of my very favorite parts of a story. I love...