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Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 21h ago

#FlashFictionFriday: The Meeting of the Waters, by Thomas Moore

I often think about the home where I grew up. While I didn’t realize it at the time, I was fortunate to live at the edge of a rural lake, surrounded by forests. Nature was everywhere, and I ...
Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 2d ago

#amwriting: demystifying the semicolon

Semicolons are misunderstood and misused bits of punctuation. Some people believe they are extra-long pauses, halfway between a comma and a (full stop) period. With that in mind, they litter...
Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 4d ago

#amgaming: Review of Aveyond 2: Ean’s Quest

I play a lot of computer games, but I love RPGs more than any other. This is because the storylines and characters are given as much attention as the action and the fighting.  I’m especially...
Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 1w ago

#FlashFictionFriday: Cats and the Laws of Physics

  Today I am reprising a piece from May 2014, a  flash fiction containing a hairball of truth. Enjoy! I realized the other day that I am a cat lady. Oh, I don’t own a cat or even a dog … Con...
Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 1W ago

#amwriting: the first draft

Children are often full of fibs and fabulous tales. They crack me up with how obvious they are about it. But little white lies happen in adult life, too.  They are usually a gut-reaction, a ...
Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 1W ago

#amwriting: How to Handle Rejection

I have received my share of rejections. It hurts every time, but now that I am further down the road as a professional, I have enough scar tissue that I don’t feel the agony the way I used t...
Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 2W ago

#amreading: Into the North, by Lindsay Schopfer

Today I’m talking about a book written by Indie author, Lindsay Schopfer. I enjoyed the first book in the series, The Beast Hunter, and Into the North is a fitting sequel to Keltin’s first a...
Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 2W ago

#amwriting: Thoughts on Italics, revisited

Once again real life has interfered with my blogging life, so today, we’re revisiting a post that was originally published in May of 2016. This is a post that evolved out of a conversation w...
Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 2W ago

#amtalking: Interview with @LindsaySchopfer, Into the North #BeastHunter

One of my good friends, Lindsay Schopfer, whose work I have featured on this blog before, has a new book launching on this coming Saturday (April 15th, 2017). Into the North is the second Ke...
Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 3W ago

#FlashFictionFriday: Talisman

Talisman   The evening sun lingers, Red, golden, Unwilling to set.   Time seems to stop. This moment Will be a talisman,   Hanging in my heart. Warming me When winter’s fist is closed. Talis...