Cedric lingered in the courtyard. He had never seen the queen lose her composure, nor use such a commanding voice. The Seer shivered, there was more than just the cold harvest air rolling in. Sure, the crops had been low this year, low river levels from a mild winter runoff, but this had happened many … Continue reading Malachi
It was almost sunset by the time the queen arrived at House Drystan. The staff was in full swing preparing for her arrival. Lord and Lady Drystan and their children were awaiting Her Majesty’s carriage as it pulled up in the courtyard. Master Niall greeted Gwyneira as she stepped out of the carriage. Dressed smartly … Continue reading Heddwyn
As the carriage slowly made its way down the fields of the Southern Plains, Queen Ineira Rhodri was lost in thought. During the late winter, her father became seriously ill. Ineira knew her father was strong, so she waited until the snow began to melt to travel home. At first thaw, she sent word to … Continue reading The Queen
Several horses kicked up a whirlwind of dust and hay as they entered the courtyard of House Drystan. The Commander dismounted mid-trot, calling for the stable hands to attend the horses and bellowed orders to the men to prepare for the queen’s arrival. House Drystan was a lesser Noble House and a country manor, smaller … Continue reading Niall
I read an interesting article I found through twitter ( https://medium.com/the-book-mechanic/how-to-write-a-high-quality-novel-in-one-draft-with-no-outline-bfa5f65fc54e ) about a technique used to write a novel in one draft. Actually it was editing as you went along, but without plotting out an full outline ahead of time and without going through the completed manuscript 3 or 4 times after it was … Continue reading Writing in One Draft?