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Red Crow Company: Episode 2

My first impression of the Red Crow Company headquarters was light, noise, and the general feeling that I’d walked into a low-end pub. Not much in the way of decoration – just some mismatched tables and chairs, with a long … Continue reading

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A List of Favorite Trope-Thingies

A couple people in my erstwhile writing group (Lyn and Wyste) did a very informal list of tropes and such they like to see(/use?) in fiction and I thought hey, this seems like a fun bandwagon, I think I will … Continue reading

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Red Crow Company: Episode 1

I tightened up the drawstring on my purse again with a sigh, answered by the growling of my stomach. I’d been in Monserrat for a whole week, trying to find some kind of work with no luck at all. Everyone … Continue reading

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Shades of Milk and Honey: A Review

I’d been considering reading this book for… a few years now, but for one reason or another I only just purchased it yesterday. And decided to read a little bit before bed. And stayed up for three hours to read … Continue reading

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Not-so-April A-Z Challenge

As you all have probably noticed, I, er, rather failed at the challenge of posting a letter every-day-but-Sundays. Cough. I’m still going to do the whole alphabet, but it’s going to be much less often and I don’t think it … Continue reading

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[D]ragons

For today, I am reposting a little fanfic drabble I threw on tumblr a while back. Setting is Hogwarts, characters are based on a novel I’ve been working on for… a while… “For the last time, Theo. Dragons are dangerous … Continue reading

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[C]ommas

I do beta-reading (basically proof-reading and checking for tone and consistency) for a couple web serials, and I like to joke that I take commas away from one author and give them to the other. But really, my poorly-kept secret … Continue reading

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[B]rainships

Most people, it seems, get into reading Anne McCaffrey by discovering her Pern books. Which makes sense; they’re probably the most popular and most successful of the settings she wrote in. And I’m not going to lie, I definitely read … Continue reading

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[A]ddergoole

The trope of the Magical Boarding School became much more commonly known after the rise of Harry Potter. Addergoole is the name of one such place… except not really. Hogwarts is the kind of school you wish you could go … Continue reading

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April A to Z Challenge

Because apparently doing Camp NaNo to work on my novel revisions isn’t enough, I’ve decided to do the “Blogging from A to Z” challenge this year. I’m going to keep it simple and give myself between 100 and 500 words … Continue reading

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