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Daughters of Fate FAQ

February 11, 2019 Leave a comment

What is Daughters of Fate?

Daughters of Fate is a high fantasy story that I began writing in 1991. It is based on the world I created for the Dungeons and Dragons campaign I DMed in college.

The world is now called Geiha. Back then it was called Geishia but has since undergone a name change. The story is set post the D&D campaign, after the fall of the Blood Lords and the events which the players were involved in at the time. Read more…

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Don’t Get Hung Up On Story Perfection

February 2, 2019 Leave a comment

The pursuit of the perfect story is folly. No matter how much time you put into it, how many people you have look it over, or how many times someone edits it for you, I hate to break it to you, but your story isn’t going to be perfect.

And that’s ok.

A great example of an excellent story that is far from perfect is Pixar’s original Toy Story. This animated masterpiece is so filled with plot holes and story telling disasters that, if you stop to think about each and every one and critique it on the basis of those items alone, you will wind up hating the story. Read more…

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I’m Not Dead Yet!

January 30, 2019 Leave a comment

Wow, two years flew by just like that!  It has been a while.  Hasn’t it?  Well, lots has certainly changed!

My wife and I welcomed a new baby, I’ve been crazy busy at work, and I even got my Professional Engineer’s license.

But I haven’t done what I said I would do and start posting chapters of Daughter of Fate online here.  I have been working on the story though.  You know, getting some things sorted out.  It’s a pretty big tale to tell and I realized some other items needed worked out before I got started posting. 

Then all that stuff I talked about previously happened. 

I know a lot of you are probably getting impatient with me.  I keep making promises and then don’t follow through.  Well,I’m going to do my best this time to delivery.  Stay tuned.

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Are You One Of THOSE Authors?

July 16, 2012 1 comment

Face it. There are certain authors that are THOSE kind of authors. The question is, are you one of THOSE kinds of authors.

In case you are wonder what I mean when I say THOSE kind of authors are, I’ll explain. THOSE kind of authors are authors who fawn over every kind bit of praise they get. They blog, tweet, and facebook every glowing “5 Star Review”. But THOSE kind of authors also do something else. They feel the need to attack anyone who doesn’t like their work, even if it is a legitimate opinion. Just like they blog, tweet, and facebook with pride about how much people loved what they wrote, THOSE kinds of authors also blog, tweet, and facebook attacks on people who don’t like their work and dare to not give it glowing praise.

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Current Reading List

July 3, 2012 Leave a comment

So my current reading list looks like this:

Nearly done with Feast of Souls (Magister Trilogy Book 1) by C.S. Friedman

Then I have The Innocent Mate by Karen Miller, The Snow Queen by Joan Vinge, and finally Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.

That should handle me for the rest of the month I think.