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Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 2d ago

#FlashFictionFriday: Reflections on the Water

A rough, log bench at water’s edge Pictured in mind’s eye, Reflections on the water Of an evening long gone by. I see us as we were that night, Grandmother, lake, and me. Flannel shirt over ...
Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 4d ago

The Stranded Novel #amwriting

Good first lines are critical. They have a singular duty, to involve the reader and kidnap them for the length of the book. For that reason, first lines and the opening chapters frequently b...
Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 6d ago

Jumpstart #NaNoWriMo2017 The Storyboard #amwriting

It’s mid-October and time for many writers to think about National Novel Writing Month—thirty days of dedicated writing where you take an idea for a novel, sit down and daily write at least ...
Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 1W ago

#FineArtFriday: More Things in Heaven

And therefore as a stranger give it welcome. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Hamlet, Act 1, scene 5, by William Shakespeare About t...
Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 1W ago

Details and Exposition #amwriting

For me, as a reader, the skill with which the delivery of background information was handled in a given work is what makes a great story. Yet as a writer, I must continually battle the foes ...
Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 1W ago

Crafting Worlds #amwriting

I write in many different worlds with widely varying levels of technology and forms of government. I’m an avid reader, and always have been. Some of the worst books I have read were bad beca...
Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 2W ago

#flashfictionfriday: The Lilies Orange

I think upon the lilies orange That grew beside the lake. Such beauty there among the weeds For loons and grebes to take. The peace I found along that shore Is gone and gone, I fear. The thi...
Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 2W ago

#NaNoPrep Season: Learning Your Pre-writing Style #NaNoWriMo

Originally posted on Scripturience: There are many writers who claim to pants their stories. That is, fly by the seat of their pants, aka no plan, no outline, no nothing before starting to w...
Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 2W ago

Crafting Interior Monologues #amwriting

In writers’ forums, you will find a great deal of discussion regarding interior monologues, or how writers express their characters’ thoughts. It’s true that beginning authors can rely too h...
Life in the Realm of Fantasy · 3W ago

#FlashFictionFriday: The Watcher

  She stares out the window of her lonely room, watching the street below through the rivulets of water; blue and grey, washed away. Azure blue, the sky briefly shows itself and sunlight tem...