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ShareCall it Flow or “In the Zone,” it is today’s scientific term for what Ancient Greeks knew well. We and they knew the experience: Time stops. Calm embraces us. Joy bubbles through our thoughts. Hours feel like minutes. If you … Continue reading
ShareOne of the most frequent questions authors get asked by readers is: Where did you get your idea for your book? As it happens, that is one of my favorite questions. Where did my idea of writing about witches come … Continue reading
Share I’m suppose to be editing a book, but it’s going so slow! Instead Muse wants me to do more worldbuilding & even short stories! So, I did a Tarot spread (actually, just a drawing until tarot cards “popped” out … Continue reading
ShareWho is the Kick Ass Heroine? She’s an archetype, the Goddess that appears in every mythology. And not just one goddess, but many in every mythology! The Kick Ass Heroine is the Return of the Goddess. So, what makes a … Continue reading
ShareHave you ever faced that a blank page and had that sinking feeling that you didn’t know what happened next? Or didn’t know a character well enough to know how she or he would react despite filling pages about their … Continue reading
ShareWriting historical fiction is an exercise in precision. Every tiny thing must be exactly correct and differing opinions about what happened—or why it happened—causes huge debates. That’s why I write historical fantasy. The difference, to me, is history is an … Continue reading
ShareDo you dream? Unless you’ve trained yourself to do lucid dreaming, you probably don’t know when you’re dreaming. So, you could actually be dreaming now, as you read this. Is there such a thing as being in “waking reality?” Both … Continue reading