Life of a Foundry Moth – Short Story (Vote for Part Four)

Welcome back to the next installment of our Choose Your Own Adventure collaborative project. The latest post where I explained the project can be found in this update here. Tesla Spence, an aspiring engineer with dreams of working in R&D, drops her supper tin on Edgar Endicott, a young scientist trespassing and doing research on foundry…

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Dreamless City Writing Excerpt – Conversations by Coglight

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about the Dreamless City, my steampunk urban fantasy work-in-progress.  I haven’t forgotten about it (or our other short story project).  I wanted to get back to what is most important to me, which is writing.  (Not that I don’t enjoy the other stuff, but I do have a…

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Life of a Foundry Moth – Short Story (Vote for Part Three)

The next section of Tesla, Edgar, and Nielson’s adventure is now up!! I apologize for the delay in getting this to you. I wrote entirely too much (over 5000 words) and finally realized that I was trying to tell the whole rest of the story instead of letting it be the collaborative project that it…

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Life of a Foundry Moth – Short Story (Vote for Part Two)

Welcome back to the second installment of our Choose Your Own Adventure collaborative project. The first post where I explained the project can be found here. My goal for the beginning of the short story Life of a Foundry Moth is to set the stage. Who are the characters? What are their situations? What do…

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Life of a Foundry Moth – Short Story Project Update

Wow, it’s been a big day today. I certainly didn’t expect so many people to vote on my new short story project. Inspired by Choose Your Own Adventure stories, I’m hoping to make writing a short story a collaborative process. Thanks to Freshly Pressed, my project has gotten exposure to a lot of amazing people.…

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This Story Needs Your Help

But don’t worry, I’ll do most of the heavy lifting.  I want to write a short story in the next couple of weeks, and I want you… yes, you right there, stop looking down and fiddling with your phone like I can’t see you there… Ahem, as I was saying, I want you to help…

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Dreamless City Writing Excerpt – Breaking Rules

Since I have introduced Nissa, I figured I should go ahead and introduce the rest of the love triangle. Reynard Triannon is the super-serious head groom of the Stagunner stables. Tall and fox-faced with freckles across the bridge of his nose, Nissa isn’t sure if what to make of this rules monger. The stables were…

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Dreamless City Writing Excerpt – Thief’s Wick

I’m still in the process of rough drafts, rewrites, and editing, but I had some people ask for more details about Nissa. I struggled with describing her, then realized that showing is better than telling. Here’s an excerpt from The Dreamless City, my steampunk urban fantasy novel. This is my work-in-progress, so constructive feedback is…

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Dreamless City Sneak Peak – Nissa Rhodes

I wanted to share a sneak peak of some artwork from the Dreamless City, done by my amazing friend Heather Mills. I haven’t talked much about this aspect of the novel on my blog, but I want to have a strong visual component to go with the story. The only thing cooler than a good…

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