Writing

A Rose by Any Other Name?

Nom de plume, pen name, alias, cover, whatever label you care to use, it amounts to the same thing – adopting a false moniker for the purpose of concealing your true identity. Sounds dishonest, doesn’t it? So why is it many authors choose to write under an assumed name? Good question! Better yet, why am…

Writing

Plotter or Pantser?

I found myself asking that very question last year as I pondered beginning my first attempt at a novel. I’d learned enough to know writers tend to fall into one or the other category. Some plan their book, the plot of their story, fully in advance of writing. Those are the plotters. The pantsers, on…

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The House Of The Stag

I recently finished narrating the novel The House of the Stag by Kage Baker. This novel fits into the fantasy fiction genre but is not by any means just a typical fantasy fiction book.  Yes, it takes place in another place and another time.  Yes, there is magic and demons abound.  Yes, there is plenty…