Excerpt: Road to Freedom

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I'm not much of a songwriter, but I enjoy writing lyrics for my stories. In the Divine Warriors series, that means the prayers to the gods used by the temples…

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Prayer to Deyos the Protector

Deyos, Allfather, glory unto you You who protected your servant, Patroteres Although he was beset by villains and thieves, You came to him in his moment of need Gentle father,…

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Kylara and the Dragon

Wings darken the sky over the fields of grain Children cry in terror and flee before the wind Families lock their doors, but still the village burns The dragon eats…

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Research Wednesday: Choreomania

As a writer, my ideas can come from anywhere. Sometimes it can be spontaneous, like a suggestion from a friend, a flash of insight, or a memory from the past. But


ideas can also come from research, where I actively go and learn more about the world in order to find new and interesting things that I can incorporate into my stories. Each Wednesday, I’ll highlight a topic of research or something cool that I found which helped inspire me.

This idea came from listening to classical radio. I don’t remember the name of the piece that was being introduced, but the DJ was talking about the historical context of something that she

was about to play when she mentioned the idea of choreomania: the compulsion to dance. Although I was doing something else at the time, the name stuck with me, and when I sat down at my computer later that afternoon, I knew that I had to learn more.


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I Just Can’t Be Angry

Whew. I need a break from trying to write for a while. This is incredibly slow going and I am really frustrated with how things are progressing. If there's one…

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Sacred Space

While I was growing up, my parents always had one room of our current house or apartment set apart from the rest. This room was always quiet, kept in a…

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Spring Break Excitement

This is the fourth time that I have gone to the Vampire LARP, intending to play, and then ended up being disappointed. I dressed warm enough so I wasn't uncomfortable,…

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Mountains of Books

One time my sister said to me, "You are such a completist."I'm not sure if this is actually a word or not, but I think I know what she meant…

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