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Friday, June 21, 2013

My Writing - A Review, The Chronicles of the Dragon and the Fox

21 June 2013, My Writing - A Review, The Chronicles of the Dragon and the Fox

Announcement: My novels Sister of Light and Sister of Darkness are about to be published. I write this blog about 2 months prior to its publication. I just heard that the proofs will be here soon--likely before the end of the week. My publisher also wants to put the entire set of novels based on Aegypt on contract--that's 5 more novels for 8 total. They also want to put my other novels on contract. The release schedule should be one novel every 2 months. I'll keep you updated.

Introduction: I wrote the novel Aksinya: Enchantment and the Daemon. This was my 21st novel and through this blog, I gave you the entire novel in installments that included commentary on the writing. In the commentary, in addition to other general information on writing, I explained, how the novel was constructed, the metaphors and symbols in it, the writing techniques and tricks I used, and the way I built the scenes. You can look back through this blog and read the entire novel beginning with

I'm using this novel as an example of how I produce, market, and eventually (we hope) get a novel published. I'll keep you informed along the way.
Today's Blog: To see the steps in the publication process, visit my writing website and select "production schedule," you will be sent to

Here are my rules of writing:

1. Entertain your readers.
2. Don't confuse your readers.
3. Ground your readers in the writing.
4. Don't show (or tell) everything.

Chronicles of the Dragon and the Fox...

I don't like trilogies. I like series. In a series of novels, you don't need to read the earlier or later novels to get the point. But if you like the characters and the writer, you know there are other novels in the series where you can greet them all again. The Chronicles of the Dragon and the Fox are all like that. The first two novels are also unique in that the first begins in first person with a doomed character and they both share a common chapter. They really aren't experimental novels, but they depart from the norm on these two points. I don't think you will be disappointed with them.

For more information, you can visit my author site, and my individual novel websites: http://www.aegyptnovel,,,, thefoxshonor, aseasonofhonor.

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