From a Far Land – Part 11, “Muddy Water”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I’ll be posting chapters of book one of my Jaben’s Rift trilogy: From a Far Land. I hope you enjoy it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] ***For the month of April, get From a Far Land for Kindle for only … Continue reading From a Far Land – Part 11, “Muddy Water”

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From a Far Land – Part 10, “Loss”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I’ll be posting chapters of book one of my Jaben’s Rift trilogy: From a Far Land. I hope you enjoy it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] ***For the month of April, get From a Far Land for Kindle for only … Continue reading From a Far Land – Part 10, “Loss”

From a Far Land – Part 9, “Friends, Food, and Fear”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I’ll be posting chapters of book one of my Jaben’s Rift trilogy: From a Far Land. I hope you enjoy it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] ***For the month of April, get From a Far Land for Kindle for only … Continue reading From a Far Land – Part 9, “Friends, Food, and Fear”

From a Far Land – Part 8, “Beginnings”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I’ll be posting chapters of book one of my Jaben’s Rift trilogy: From a Far Land. I hope you enjoy it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] ***For the month of April, get From a Far Land for Kindle for only … Continue reading From a Far Land – Part 8, “Beginnings”

From a Far Land – Part 7, “Lore’s Haven”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I’ll be posting chapters of book one of my Jaben’s Rift trilogy: From a Far Land. I hope you enjoy it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] ***For the month of April, get From a Far Land for Kindle for only … Continue reading From a Far Land – Part 7, “Lore’s Haven”

From a Far Land – Part 6, “Reunion”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I’ll be posting chapters of book one of my Jaben’s Rift trilogy: From a Far Land. I hope you enjoy it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] ***For the month of April, get From a Far Land for Kindle for only … Continue reading From a Far Land – Part 6, “Reunion”

From a Far Land – Part 5, “On the Road”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I’ll be posting chapters of book one of my Jaben’s Rift trilogy: From a Far Land. I hope you enjoy it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] On the Road “So, what’s a chaotic rift?” Jason asked. They were sitting in … Continue reading From a Far Land – Part 5, “On the Road”

From a Far Land – Part 4, “A Matter of Opinions”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I’ll be posting chapters of book one of my Jaben’s Rift trilogy: From a Far Land. I hope you enjoy it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.] A Matter of Opinions Jason woke from a dreamless sleep to someone shaking him. … Continue reading From a Far Land – Part 4, “A Matter of Opinions”

From a Far Land – Part 3, “First Impressions”

[For 14 weeks, beginning on March 19th, on Sundays and Wednesdays, I’ll be posting chapters of book one of my Jaben’s Rift trilogy: From a Far Land. I hope you enjoy it. The first part is here. I’d love to hear any feedback.]   First Impressions In time, their path joined a broader road, which came to … Continue reading From a Far Land – Part 3, “First Impressions”

He Interjected, She Exclaimed

Or He Said, She Said Let's take a look at dialogue. In particular, the use of the word “said” vs. other alternatives. Deciding which way to go can be confusing. Basically, there are two ends of the spectrum on this issue: School A says: Avoid overuse of the word “said.” Vary the text up using … Continue reading He Interjected, She Exclaimed