Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 13

The continuing story of Allyandrah and Kru'Nah. To Part 1.   ***The Way Home***   208: You did everything right, but you’re still the villain.   In the warmth of the sleigh, Kru’Nah peeled off his outer layer and set it on the floor. He glanced around, seeing no obvious source of heat. He didn’t … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 13

Trope Me This: The Hero’s Journey

The Hero's Journey encompasses tales where a hero leaves home, encounters overwhelming opposition to completing some quest, wins a decisive victory, and then returns home a changed person. Think Odysseus. Or Frodo. Or Shea Ohmsford. I love this image above (which I found on wikipedia, no copyright, search Hero's Journey) that really nicely outlines the … Continue reading Trope Me This: The Hero’s Journey

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 12

Part 12 of my ongoing story. To Part 1.   ***Magic***   161: You can call it luck, but I know it’s magic.   Commander Tra’Khil had been leading the party for days into the increasing cold and snow of winter. “Apologies, sire, we had not planned on this particular course of action,” Tra’Khil said … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 12

Trope Me This: The Chosen One

Aragorn. Richard Rahl. Harry Potter. Katniss Everdeen. Bella Swan? (okay, okay, don't get so mad) What do all these people have in common? Yes, the title gives it away. They have all been chosen, in some manner or another, to avert or subvert the LOOMING DISASTER UPON ALL THINGS, but there's no real clear reason … Continue reading Trope Me This: The Chosen One

Book Review: Whisper Me This by Kerry Anne King

What the book is about:  Maisey Addington returns from Kansas City to her hometown of Colville after receiving a call about her mother having taken a fall and her father facing charges of abuse and neglect. The story opens with a scene from Maisey's childhood and then jumps to the present day, where she is … Continue reading Book Review: Whisper Me This by Kerry Anne King

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 11

This is part 11 of my ongoing story. Go to Part 1.   ***Survival*** 180: I survived the cold.   A warm nose nudged Allyandrah’s cheek. Startling, she squirmed back and shook her head before opening her eyes. The sun glinted off the snow and she was surprised to still be alive, though her body … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 11

Trope Me This: Good vs. Evil

Tropes are everywhere, as I discussed in my last post. They can be very useful tools to build a world that readers can settle into easily, but they can also be crutches that leave your story totally crippled.  So, how does one use a trope effectively so that the story is enhanced?  I want to … Continue reading Trope Me This: Good vs. Evil

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 10

In honor of my fantasy writing series, I’m going to share with you the bones of a fantasy story I’m writing that I’ve totally fallen in love with. It obviously needs SO much work, but it highlights so many things I love about fantasy.  This story progresses further by various writing prompts given in Author’s … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 10

Book Review: The Purple Kitty by Vickie J. Litten

What the book is about:  Eddie and her sister, Dory, fly to China to visit their mother, an archaeologist. On the flight to the island where their mother is, the plane flies into a terrible storm and the girls are forced to jump. When Eddie awakes several days later, she learns that Dory has been … Continue reading Book Review: The Purple Kitty by Vickie J. Litten

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 9

In honor of my fantasy writing series, I’m going to share with you the bones of a fantasy story I’m writing that I’ve totally fallen in love with. It obviously needs SO much work, but it highlights so many things I love about fantasy.  This story progresses further by various writing prompts given in Author’s … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 9