Gordath Wood News!

“Good news: your script, Gordath Wood, is advancing to the quarterfinalist round of the ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition.  Congratulations!” I had semi-forgotten that I had submitted GW to this contest. We are in good company among the 2020-2021 quarterfinalists. Here’s my logline: “When Lynn rides a famous show jumper home after a show, she is plunged into a medieval world where noble houses vie for supremacy and war is ever-present. But a greater danger brews Read more…

Gh(P)osts of Christmas past

It’s a pandemic, not a writing retreat. — Everyone on Writing Twitter And true enough, but despite all that, I managed to get words down, and the words are good words. For all my despair over not doing enough, I look back and see what I have accomplished. * More than 70,000 words on the new novel, which I started in January or February of 2020. And that means I am on track to complete Read more…

The Sisters Mederos and a theory of magic

Update11/21/20: In my semi-regular series of posts for NaNo, I’m reboosting my post on magic. Usual disclosure: This is my theory of magic in fantasy. There are other points of view. I personally do not find magic systems with rules to be particularly appealing, but many authors and readers clearly think otherwise. The reviews are coming out about A Wrinkle in Time,  and they made me think about The Sisters Mederos. Not just, “damn, I Read more…