Archives For Series

Hey, hey, hey …

I’ve been following a few blogs that do this “Six Sentence Sunday” thing for a while now, and have finally decided to jump on the bandwagon. I thought it was just something bloggers did (which isn’t wrong), but there’s actually a homebase! Who knew?

Anyway, with Healer’s Touch due to be released in January, I thought I might work on garnering some interest.

Llew walks the line between life & death

So, here goes a snippet that I hope works out of context:

“I can fight,” said Llew.

“You throw a letter opener mighty fine,” said Jonas. “But there’s a difference between a back-road scuffle and a battlefield.”

“What do they want with me, if not to fight?”

“They want your sons,” said Aris.

“My—? But I don’t … ew!”

So there you go. If you are swinging by here from the Six Sentence Sunday site – Welcome! (Actually, a big welcome to everybody). This is a snippet from my upcoming Fantasy novel, Healer’s Touch, which has a good dollop of Romance, and a touch of Steampunk.

Here’s a blurb:

Llew has a gift. Her body heals itself from any injury—but at a cost to anyone nearby.

 In a country fearful of magic, freeing yourself from the hangman’s noose by wielding forbidden power brings dangers of its own. After dying and coming back, Llew drops from the gallows into the hands of Jonas: the man carrying the knife with the power to kill her—permanently.

 The last of his warrior race, Jonas is haunted by memories of his loved ones. At his side, the cursed knife that took their lives, which also acts as a cruel reminder of his pain. Jonas has learned the hard way that caring for others means their death.

 Jealous of his half-brother’s celebrated strength and speed, Braph created the device that gives him the power to perform magic, any magic. But it needs fuel—the blood of a healer …

Feel free to click on the links on the right that let you sign up to follow this blog, or follow me on Facebook or Twitter. I’ll let you know when the book comes out, don’t you worry about that! Currently slated for “early January 2013” release, so not too far away!

Advertisements

Starting over …

DebE —  October 10, 2012 — 3 Comments

I have got to say, starting a whole new novel is scary stuff!

Structuring the telling

Structuring the telling (Photo credit: bgblogging)

I’ve learned so much through writing Healer’s Touch that I’d love to think I can apply to this new book earlier on, with the intention of completing and publishing in a shorter time than I have HT. The good ol’ “Easier said than done” comes to mind right about now. When I think about story structure and outlining, I find myself a little bit paralysed. There is no doubt about it, I applied tried-and-true story structure theory I learned from Larry Brooks, and outlining techniques I learned from all over the show (seriously, too many references to even list any … if you search it, you’ll come across many influences I used), to complete HT. But, the simple fact remains, I started out pantsing it. I started with a couple or three characters and a vague idea of where I wanted them to end up. The story grew around them, and they within it. Continue Reading…