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Hello, friends! So I'm writing again, and this is my fantasy setting Olivyn, a world I've been creating for the past decade. Hoping to set oodles of stories and novels here! Follow my writing adventures here, or at olivyn.com! Thanks for looking! 💎

I haven't posted here in a while (obvs), because the struggle is real? And maybe I should record these moments as well, because it's part of The Writing Process. (Respect the process.) So for, what? Three months now? I've been struggling to come up with a SPOOC, à la Deborah Chester's Fantasy Fiction Formula, for Olivyn book 1. This is… [ 187 more words ]

https://olivyn.com/musings/plotty-mcplotface/

Or, let’s write out our plot synopsis for the umpteenth time.
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Some exciting things are afoot, which I plan to elaborate on this weekend, in a blog post. This month and next, I'll be prepping for NaNoWriMo, when I hope to start the *actual writing of Book 1*! In the mean time, enjoy this macro photo of olivine sand (not taken by me, but it's pretty.)

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I thought about putting a question mark on that title, but I realized it would be rhetorical. I certainly meant to Camp with great vigor this July, but that's not how it turned out. I've done nothing but reduce my project goal. (Bless NaNoWriMo, by the way, for allowing goals to be edited through the end of the month.) [ 289 more words ]

https://olivyn.com/musings/what-happened-to-july/

Late night ramblings, excuse-making, and binge-watching Lord of the Rings.
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A little FB told me that you lovely people haven't heard from me in a while. July's Camp NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow. I am, shall we say, deliriously underprepared. 😂 But hopefully the first short story will emerge from July... stay tuned!

Another rambly blog post: The cost of magic

https://olivyn.com/musings/the-cost-of-magic/

In which I go on and on about a really terrible movie, and how magic *shouldn’t* be…
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I blame this year’s Camp Nanowrimo mug; it turns my head with its mythical creatures and heady capacity for hot drinks.
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I spent the month of April participating in Camp NaNoWriMo, with the goal to get into the habit of writing — or researching, or note-taking, or heck, even thinking about writing — a little each day. It takes 30 days to form a good habit (so I've heard.) I had a few days without any time spent, a few days that were insanely productive, and it all averaged out to slightly over 30 minutes per day. Success! Next step: keep writing.

https://olivyn.com/musings/camp-nanowrimo/

In which, somehow, I managed to put in 30 minutes per day, for a month.
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My "Creation Station" on a Saturday afternoon. #amwriting #olivyn http://ift.tt/2q2E6h4

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Super inspired to work on research! World-building roadblocks, I WILL DEFEAT YOU. 💎

Don't get technical with me! — C-3PO Some readers are content with a reasonably-plausible fantasy world (or just a well-written one, plausible or no.) I'm detail-oriented, so I enjoy a world that's thoughtfully made, with explanations available if I'm curious enough to seek them. Here's an example: In Robert Silverberg's Majipoor series, the planet Majipoor is many times the size of Earth, with Earth-like conditions, and giant oceans. [ 585 more words ]

https://olivyn.com/musings/on-detail/

Please, DO get technical with me.
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