Category «Seal of Throkar»

Slightly Matriarchical

I stumbled on an article about the Mosuo of China. They have a fascinating culture, and I realized that the Yhellani in my Sundered Tree novels strongly resemble them. It’s not a primary focus of my books, and I’ve added an option of marriage for people who have actually proven themselves fertile, but the elements …

Fun with imaginary friends

So, I’ve now seen young versions of my FMC and MMC wandering Edmonton. One works at a bakery, the other lives at the end of my street. Now, I just need a clever, Amelie-inspired way to get them to meet. It would be perfect!

Trying is hard

Some of my feedback has mentioned that I’m using some hard words in my first chapter. (Proscription, mein, geis, for example). As a reader, how do you feel about uncommon words? Is it distracting and annoying, or do you like them? Indifferent? Depends?

A life in progress

Decided it was time to get my writing website posted.  It’s been awhile since I’ve dipped my toes into the waters of web design and development.  I was delighted to discover how easy WordPress makes things, but I’m having to get up to speed on all the new-fangled CSS and PHP coding.  Those things were …