When writers cheat

Posted on October 22, 2013April 26, 2015Leave a commentPosted in Process

Writers cheat. I’m not talking about blatant or even subtle plagiarism. I’m referring to taking short cuts when it comes to plot devices. How often have you read, “It is written…” or “It has been prophesied that…”? I see this technique as a way to explain away why something happens without really explaining why it […]

Excerpt from Chapter 10, “The Dead Man Speaks”

Posted on October 2, 2013May 6, 2015Leave a commentPosted in Ohlen's Arrow

As Merrick Stonehorn stood in the back of the crowd gathered in the courtyard, he watched Hadrick Burgoyne emerge onto the wooden dais erected before the Keep’s main entrance. An entourage of sycophantic advisers and attendants surrounded the fat, grey-haired man whose clothes were needlessly regal beyond the occasion. Despite Burgoyne’s physical size, Merrick considered […]