Writer’s Reward

The best thing about writing fiction is having your characters come alive in your dreams. There’s nothing else like it, except maybe seeing them walking around on a stage or screen. Perhaps some day, I’ll be able to blog about how that feels.

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Trump is my Muse

The theme for Secret Visions, my first novel in the Annie McDoogan series, was inspired by the ISIS beheadings. Since then, I’ve been struggling to find a unifying thread for my second book, Mystic Healing. Well, all that changed with the presidential election. After writing and rewriting for more than a year and trashing one  version after another, the book is now darker and more political than I had planned, but the words are flowing, and I should have this self-published in the summer. Hooray! I’m so happy. 🙂

 

Photos to Spark the Imagination

mystical contemplation

I came across a website that compiles fascinating photographs consisting primarily of landscape shots. Many of these appear alien (although they aren’t), and I think it could be a great source of inspiration for fantasy and science fiction writers. http://35zen.com/ and follow on twitter at @ImageneLive to see new photos as they are added.