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Right Writing or Writing Right

In school, they teach you how to write. That is, they teach you how to put words together to create a sentence so it makes sense to a reader.  Is that writing? Yes and no. Yes, you are writing, but are you doing it in a way that it captures your reader? Honestly (and this may sting), no, you are not. Simply putting words into a sentence does not guarantee your reader will be moved by the text.  Let's take a look at a recent example of mine. This is from my new book Songweaver which will be out the end of 2017. Which opening line do you prefer?
We seek your appearance with all haste. Gray Star Tavern, Fallfell, was all the note said. It came with three rings, one made of wood, one of iron and one of stone.  “Fallfell,” Tomo said, “Thatd be way down south, other side of the great forest.” “I know.” Why would someone send a message a thousand leagues to hire me? I'm good at what I do, yes, but not so great as to be known throughout the lands.  “Shear, it's time.”
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Amazon UK Loves It

I am so happy and excited about my new book Darkwater. I am glad so many people are enjoying reading it. I had such a fun time writing the first volume of the series and am currently working on volume 2 entitled Shadowmage. It should be out around the end of August 2017.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B071RJ73K2

New Book Available!

I write Fantasy Fiction novels that are available in ebook and paperback. This first post is to showcase my new book which is available NOW! on Amazon Kindle, Book Nook, and Kobo.

Darkwater - the Xenkur Chronicles is the first book in a series of 3.  Book 2 titled Shadowmage is scheduled to be available the end of August 2017.