Unwitting Pawn

Chess is a game of strategy and tactics; skills that are considered transferable to many life lessons. Sometimes, the characters we love are like this singular white pawn facing down all the pieces in black. It's rather intimidating. What's even harder to face? The realization that they may have been an "Unwitting Pawn" in the … Continue reading Unwitting Pawn


Two Lines, No Waiting

We're in the final stretch for blogging A-Z, and I know I'm at a point where I just wish it would go a little faster. The momentum I had April 1 has slowly poured itself into the daily posts, at times making me forget why I started this challenge in the first place. Authors face … Continue reading Two Lines, No Waiting


The Quest is a standard in any fantasy novel. Usually characterized by a long journey, where you encounter all sorts of creatures that only exist in your fantasy world. Courtesy of J. R. R. Tolkien's visions of Middle Earth with Hobbits and more in his Lord of the Rings stories, this is how we envision … Continue reading Quest

One Dialogue, Two Conversations

We've all experienced it. We think we're talking about one think, and our conversation partner is talking about something completely different. Hopefully, it leads to some laughs. And of course, our everyday interactions inspire our writing, so we created a fancy term for just this scenario: "One Dialogue, Two Conversations." This trope could go several … Continue reading One Dialogue, Two Conversations