I spent the last two days doing a final-final edit of The Path of the Dragonfly (a fantasy under my other name), including breaking it into chapters. It’s ready to go to the publisher, and I plan to send it tonight. I learned some important lessons while writing this story. For one, I got a… Read More


For me, beginnings are easy. I get my ideas in flashes – a character, several characters, an image, or a scene. I try to fit a story around the flash, and if it works, I gleefully hop into the story and do what a beginning is supposed to do, which is to introduce the protagonist(s),… Read More