Monthly Archives: January 2013

Attack of the Munchkin

This is really just going to be a simple question for any parents of young children who are also writers or simply work from home: How do you get stuff done when your kid is home, shows no signs of … Continue reading

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Fritz Warrenberg

Fritz was played by my friend Nate.  Beyond that I’m not really sure where to begin with him.  He is a gnome who is an inventor, illusionist, monster chronicler, and purveyor of fair maidens’ affections.  In the actual game, there … Continue reading

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Bessaria Spamcakes

This is a precursor origin story to tomorrow’s origin story.  Bessaria Spamcakes is the loyal, brave, jittery, intelligent riding sheep of Fritz Warrenberg.  She was created by my friend Nate who played Fritz and had to have been the least … Continue reading

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Genre and Frustration

I must be insane.  I have spent the majority of my life writing in the realm of fantasy and science fiction.  Occasionally, I have wandered over to pirates, wild west, and other genres, but I always held onto a magical … Continue reading

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Boromir, We Hardly Knew Ye

One of the most difficult decisions any author can make is killing off a character.  Many of us don’t have the luxury of working in comic books where death is nothing more than a temporary situation.  So, an author will … Continue reading

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I’m Giddy

I have to admit that I haven’t had this level of happy, giddy, manly-as-a-schoolgirl feeling in years.  Today, I will finish Legends of Windemere: Family of the Tri-Rune, which is the 4th book of the series.  I have two sections … Continue reading

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Balancing Act

I stand between my many forms As they all converge upon my head A chapter left undone While the laundry yells my name A chattering wife Ignored for a wailing child Or a screaming parent Rooms waiting to be cleaned … Continue reading

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A Giant Did It

When the wind blows A giant has sneezed   When the thunder roars A giant has clapped   When the ocean rises A giant has splashed   When the rain falls A giant has cried   When the earth shakes … Continue reading

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Magic of Support

I’ve been thinking a lot about the support that writers get when they are trying to ply their trade.  I’m not talking about agents and publishers, but the people who are there to hold them up.  I remember hearing a … Continue reading

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Beauties and Beasts

Opposites in nature Attracted to their cores The genders Like night and day Differences dueling In an endless dance Where one is nothing Without the other   Hairy beasts With eyes composed of want Ready for action To impress the … Continue reading

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