Ooh! A Question about Lexical Density

What are the possible factors that lessens the lexical density in writing?? A question in a comment? Yes! I was so tickled that I decided to devote an entire blog post to it. And I won’t just tell you. I’ll show you, and to do so I’ll pick on my of my favorite authors Kevin… Continue reading Ooh! A Question about Lexical Density

Wednesday Wanderings

So this past weekend, I finally finished the first draft of Surgeburnt, my post-apocalyptic science fantasy novel.  The setting was out of my wheelhouse, a stretch for my skills, and the plot required some delicate handling, because it involv…

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Hogwarts is Not a Good School

Having recently finished rereading Rowling’s series for about the tenth time, I’ve once again fallen in love with her intricate world, her lovable characters, and the sheer brilliance of her writing. Yet as a teacher, I can’t help but notice some of the issues at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Class sizes and schedules […]

Wednesday Wanderings

I know it’s been radio silence on this blog for a while.  It’s been a crazy few months.  I’ve been studying for the CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine) which exam I just passed – a huge feather in my cap.  Work has taken a lot of my emoti…

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The Snark is Unbecoming

So…. I first interacted with Sarah Chorn last year when Pilgrimage to Skara was a finalist in the 2017 Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (still tickles every time I say that).  Sarah runs the blog Bookworm Blues, which was then, and is again this year, one of the SPFBO judges. Sarah didn’t particularly care for Pilgrimage, which is … Continue reading The Snark is Unbecoming

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The Drying MMO Pond

So…. I was in Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) this evening.  It’s my go-to RPG-type game when I just want to bum around a bit and talk to some old online friends. Well, there was a discussion about MMOs (Massive Multiplayer Online games) in the “global” chat channel (meaning all players could see it … Continue reading The Drying MMO Pond

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