To Be a Writer, Write! A writer is someone who writes. This is so simplistic. It sounds like a child answering the question, “What is a writer?” on a test. Kids are awesome. They understand about getting back to fundamentals. … Continue reading →
Sorry I disappeared on you! I have been hiding out in The Quill’s Lair (the office where I do my writing–where the magic happens!) working on something really exciting, and I can’t wait to tell you about it! I worked … Continue reading →
Magical History It’s so exciting! JK Rowling is writing again. The articles are short, but STILL – – it’s about the magical history of that wonderful wizarding world we have grown to know and love. Over the past two days, … Continue reading →
Writing reviews I think I am going to write more reviews. It keeps me focused on reading, (an activity every author needs!) and it allows me to give back to the community. I enjoy fantasy (as do my boys), and … Continue reading →
“Keep to the Code.” Jack Sparrow taught us nothing if not the Code of the Pirate Brethren. This is the code by which even the lawless lived and it served them well. The Brethren Court was its own magical gathering. We are … Continue reading →
Where does the time go? It has passed far too quickly since my last blog, but there are good things happening here in the world of AJ Benson. I have overcome some major hurdles in revising my storyline for The Sword … Continue reading →
Welcome to Musings.
My blog, Musings, will document some of my fantasy novel writing journey. It will cover topics from writing tradecraft to interesting information I glean about the myth and lore of the fantasy world. It may even include book reviews I do for the YA fantasy genre. I hope you will join me often!
“I enjoy research; in fact research is so engaging that it would be easy to go on for years, and never write the novel at all.” HELEN DUNMORE I have indeed done some writing but I have to admit my … Continue reading →
I took a challenge at the new year–write and run (or otherwise exercise) for 31 days. Here I am 7 months later and I am writing story arcs and plotlines, and world building for an amazing fantasy world (and still … Continue reading →