Scourges, Spells, and Serenades in StoryHack

With great pleasure I can announce that my sword&sorcery story, Scourges, Spells, and Serenades appears in issue three of StoryHack that had just been published.

The story features two of my favorite characters, Kamira and Veelk, whom you might have met in The Arcanist and the Mage Killer (Phantaxis 1/2016), and it’s available in paperback on Amazon and as an ebook from many retailers.

If you’d like to know more about other stories published in the issue and the magazine itself, check out their website.

 

13 Facts About My WIP

Back in December I took part in a fun Twitter game which required posting a graphic saying “1 Like = 1 WIP Fact”, and as you can guess, as the likes for the tweet appeared, its author was supposed to post facts about their work-in-progress. I had fun, and got 13 likes, a result I was quite happy with: it gave me enough space to shares some interesting bits of my fantasy novel “By the Pact”, but at the same time it didn’t require me to reveal any plot twists or character secrets.

And today, looking back at it, I thought it would be nice to consolidate all those facts into one post. Since I’m not limited by one tweet anymore, I also elaborated a bit on them. I hope you’ll enjoy. Continue reading “13 Facts About My WIP”

My story in “Phantaxis”

newsThis month’s issue of “Phantaxis”, a science fiction and fantasy magazine features my fantasy story “The Arcanist and the Mage Killer”, which is set in the same world as my work-in-progress novel, “By the Pact”, and features the same protagonists.

The magazine is available on Amazon, both as a paperback and an ebook, and via many other online retailers. Continue reading “My story in “Phantaxis””

All the Novels I Write

all-the-novels-i-writeEven though I usually end up focused on one project at the time, it’s never the only one that is brewing in my head. I’ve mentioned before I usually have several projects going, in different stages of (de)composition, as this is my way of escaping the dreaded writer’s block. If one project feels tiresome or boring at the time, I can always jump into another one and get my writing momentum back. Continue reading “All the Novels I Write”

6 Things That Helped Me Finish My Novel

1I’ve finished novels before, but usually it took over a year to get to the end, so when I finished my fantasy novel “By His Will“, in six months going from “nothing” to “135 000 words”, I looked back wondering what made me accomplish it. I knew partially it came from taking part in 365k Club, which somewhat forced me to produce words daily, but this challange is not NaNoWriMo: it doesn’t force writers to work on one novel, and I took advantage of that rule, writing short stories and blog posts along working on “By His Will”.

So what really helped me to finish the first draft relatively quickly, while I still held a full-time job and haven’t neglected life? Continue reading “6 Things That Helped Me Finish My Novel”

Blog Hop: 7/7/7 Challenge

Blog HopBack in May, Myk Pilgrim tagged me in a Facebook chain post, challenging me to post 7 lines from the 7th line at page 7 of my WIP. I promptly did so, and after tagging a bunch of my writing friends, I enjoyed having a sneak peak into what they were working on (and I do hope I get to read their finished pieces!). Then I forgot about the challenge, though I still saw the post and tags circulating along my Facebook acquaintances. I didn’t know the challenge moved to blogs (or maybe this was where it originated?) and last week Sara Letourneau tagged me on her blog, bringing the challenge back to me. Continue reading “Blog Hop: 7/7/7 Challenge”

Character Fan Art: Kamira

NewsENA week ago I posted on social media a rough sketch of Kamira, a character from my work-in-progress novel, “By His Will”, and a wonderful artist RoChou liked it enought to devote her time to creating her own vision of my grumpy mage. So hop over to her Deviantart site to see how she pictured Kamira and show her some love, because she did a great job.

Please note that although the link directs you to the character picture, if you decide to browse further through RoChou’s gallery, some of the content might not be safe for work.