Writing high fantasy is not for the hobbyist. It takes perseverance, cleverness, and lots of dedicated time. I'm currently completing the second phase of world building for a high fantasy series that's been haunting my waking and dreaming hours for quite some time. About three years actually. Adara Trosclair, for whom this blog is named … Continue reading Quotes to Write By – Day 27
Tag: Young Adult (YA)
Quotes to Write By – Day 19
Earlier today I attended the critique group that I belong to. I also pushed myself to write the first three chapters of Moondust, an upper middle-grade novel that is one serving size of Nightmare-on-Elm-Street-horror, a tablespoon of Wan and Whannell's Saw, a generous sprinkling of middle school drama, and two dashes of dream god fantasy. … Continue reading Quotes to Write By – Day 19
Book Review for Covenant’s End by Ari Marmell
The world Marmell created in the Widdershins’ series, along with the lively characters, will be greatly missed. No, I didn’t like the series – I absolutely, positively, hopping frogs ADORED it! His metaphors, which are not only clever and unique kept my mind stimulated and his action scenes, both vivid and spot-on played out like … Continue reading Book Review for Covenant’s End by Ari Marmell
Violence, Sex, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Oh My!
Violence, Sex, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Oh My! The fairy tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is one of my favorite fairy tales. I even enjoy modern day re-tellings of fairy tales and I can’t continue typing another word without sharing the Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life … Continue reading Violence, Sex, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Oh My!
Read Prologue Teaser for “Prelude to Morning” YA dystopian fantasy
She wasn’t normally this miserable. Or this desperate. Twenty more minutes of waiting and she would have to do the unthinkable. Elise emptied the dirty, soapy water down a drain in the tavern’s kitchen floor. Disposing of the water like that in her uncle’s presence would have earned her a slap across the face. He … Continue reading Read Prologue Teaser for “Prelude to Morning” YA dystopian fantasy