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Friday, September 27, 2013

Three Days to Go!

I sit here this morning nervous with excitement!  I set a goal a few weeks ago to stay consistent with this new passion of writing, and Monday is the deadline.

To recap for those of you just joining (and there are growing numbers of new visitors each week), I will transition to consistent twice a week posting.  Posts will come Monday and Friday.

Mondays will be devoted to discussing what I am doing.  I will review other independent and budding authors' works, as I read them.  I will talk about painting miniature figures like the one to the right.  I will share the things I learn about writing, blogging, and social networking.  Mondays are my opportunity to share and let you know a little about me.  I also hope to learn more about you, through comments below!

To kick off the new format, this Monday I will have a review of Richie Earl's "The Legend of Finndragon's Curse."  Richie is also the founder of "1000 Worlds in 1000 Words," a great new blog that showcases the first 1000 words of independent authors' works.  I highly recommend you check it out, if looking for more great indie fiction.

Fridays are all about the fiction; the stories.  In the past, I posted random short stories as they came to me, but they lacked any formula or consistency.  To correct this, I took a wonderful course offered by Holly Lisle on "flash fiction."  These stories, of 500-1000 words, have a consistent structure the course teaches.  The course also helps writers organize their thoughts in order to write a story like this.

Thanks to Holly's amazing course (which you can find here and which is free!), I will write flash fiction stories about the world of Ryndaria and post them here each Friday.  I hope to give you insight into this war-torn world through these stories.

 I have five stories nearly complete from the course.  I don't want to give too much away, but the characters of the stories are:
  • A war-weary frost giant general
  • A hungry dragon
  • A failed thief
  • A tired elf
  • A king under siege
I am excited for what is to come next week, and I hope you will join me.

One final item.  You may have noticed some minor changes to the blog setup this week.  I want to create a blog that is simple and easy to navigate.  I appreciate your comments down below if anything is not working correctly or is difficult to navigate. 

Please comment below, or say hi on Twitter (@Ryndaria).  I do my best to answer every comment and tweet that comes my way. 

Thank you, as always, for reading.

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