Category Archives: Writing

Topics relating to writing fantasy and spiritual fiction

Writing Projects

To All My Amazing Friends and Fans, Over the past year, a lot of people have asked me what’s going on with my writing and when they can expect books three (and four!) to be available. Given the truly wonderful … Continue reading

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Motivated By You

Last night, I sat down and worked on book four for a few hours. It was the first time I’ve written in a long time, and one of the few times I’ve even thought about doing so since Michelle’s passing. … Continue reading

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Sadness

Hello everyone. I am so sorry for this incredibly long overdue post. Obviously, I haven’t blogged in quite a while. I am sure some of you have wondered why. Roughly six months ago, my older sister, Michelle Boyer Dykstra, tragically … Continue reading

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Updates

Hello everyone. I am excited to announce several big updates relating to my Bobby Ether series. First of all, the homepage for book three, Bobby Ether and the Great Sphinx, now includes an updated description of the book, along with the newly … Continue reading

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The Use of “Said”

I really like this post by Melissa Eskue Ousley regarding the use (and potential overuse) of said as a dialog tag. I am firmly in the camp of those who believe that dialog tags should typically be small and unobtrusive. … Continue reading

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Love this article. Great reminder about the ways and reasons to control the pace of your story. I especially like her comments about big words slowing a scene (lol) and the use of staccato dialog in fast scenes. I rarely … Continue reading

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Book Three

I am pleased to announce that the third book in my Bobby Ether series, Bobby Ether and the Great Sphinx, is now in the publication process. Cover art and copy text are being created while I work on a final … Continue reading

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