Never belonging anywhere was something you got used to, at least in Bandorea. Wanting something more, was something you learned to shun.
But when presented with the chance to change your fortune and pursue your dreams, do you take it? Even if it risks your happiness, your family, and your life?
And, if you did take that chance, how do you convince your realm’s mortal enemies that you only mean to help and live to tell the tale of it?
In A. Wrighton‘s latest book, “Convergence: Dragonics & Runics Part III” the Rogue Dragonics should have been happy when they found her — the Dragon born to be ridden by The One.
But how can anyone rejoice when one of their own has abandoned the cause for the Chancellor’s?
Just how long will their spies and allies remain safe with a traitor in their midst?
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The Indie Author Life
In addition to writing mixed-genre novels, A.Wrighton runs her own independent author services company, Little Green Eyed Press, and hosts a blog on the craft of writing.
In a recent blog post A.W. listed “5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Writing.”
I liked #2 the best:
#2 – Choosing Words Carefully Matters
Anyone can tell a story using he, she, they, did, said, were, was, and am. Only a writer can delve deeper than that and make word choices that evoke emotions, senses, and so much more. That’s why writing is a craft. It’s more than just repeating what you see dancing inside your head. It’s actual wordsmithing – maybe not new words, but words that capitalize on everything they can be.
When I first started writing – and I can admit that it was fan fiction about boy bands because that was cool in the 90s and 2000s – I didn’t care so much about the words, just getting it down. And, that works for a first draft. But, if you want to make it more than just a draft… more than just something you screwed around writing for and with friends… you need to choose carefully and wisely.
I once went back and redid a story about a certain boyband member and a friend, who ended up being diagnosed with a terminal illness. She said she hadn’t cried like that in a while, and certainly not when I first wrote it. But, she had cried when I took the time to pick and craft my words to create imagery and emotions. She loved it and I finally did, too.
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