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An Author’s Journey

Finally, my first novel, Goddess of a Mad King, is out in the world looking for a publisher. Looking back, I see how all my life experiences have helped me create a world that feels real to the reader, peopled with believable characters. I think I inherited my love of writing from my grandfather. I […]

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Goddess of a Mad King Excerpt – Breaton

The Poor Man’s Squire lived up to its name in the squalor that plagued the neighborhood below Cross Street. Located on a dirt side street it was almost lost between a slaughterhouse and a two-story brothel that leaned heavily on the smaller building. The window that looked out on the rutted street was missing one […]

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Event: Getting the most out of NaNoWriMo

For Southern Oregon Writers interested in pushing through the month of November. Zero to First Draft: Make the Most of NaNoWriMo   NEW! This course will guide students through National Novel Writing Month so they end the month with a coherent 50,000-word first draft of their novel. The class will prepare for the month by covering […]

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Chapter from Lentz of the Wolf by KJ Rokova

What is truth? KJ Rokova explores this question in her novel, LENTZ OF THE WOLF. A rich mythology and complex characters make this novel a fascinating read. “Lentz of the Wolf, is a mythological fantasy set in a brand new world. Young, determined, and raised in awe of the brave legends of her peoples, Haref […]

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Goddess of a Mad King Excerpt- Ma’tuk

Goddess of a Mad King by Jody J Hill is an epic fantasy novel told from the viewpoints of the four main characters. The following is an excerpt from one of the protagonists: After the morning meal, Ma’tuk took A’unvak by the hand and led her towards the small creek that flowed from the hot-spring. […]

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Goddess of a Mad King Excerpt – Rakin

Goddess of a Mad King by Jody J Hill is an epic fantasy novel told from the viewpoints of the four main characters. Here is an excerpt from the villain’s chapter: Rakin began pacing the room. “Now, Darina, my dear, would you like to explain why you felt the need to call attention to yourself […]

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Editors: Who They Are and What They Do

A lot of us are thinking of publishing a novel. When we near the finish, the question of whether we need an editor or not (you do!) comes forward. This blog post by Savannah Gilbo is the perfect navigation tool for anyone who wishes to take their novel and winnow out the errors. Hope you […]

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