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From Amazon to zucchini
Wherever you go...
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Think, think, think

As the Dangerverse winds towards its conclusion (and let me just say in passing, YIKES), I cannot help but wonder. Have I done all I could for you, O readers, these last ten years? Have I kept you excited to see what happened, intrigued by the secrets, contented with my twists on Harry Potter canon? In other words, how'm I doing?
 
The reason I ask is that the Dangerverse has a strong hold on my mind. So strong, in fact, that new stories often take DV shapes in my head without my intention.

Made-up Monday

Or in other words, Fiction Friday, even though Friday is long past. Which makes me sad because it means that the work week has started over and I will not have another weekend for five whole days! Well. Four and a half, by now. Still, weekends are much my preferred time, since they bring me the ability to do things on my own schedule.
 
How could this be achieved in the rest of the week, you ask, O readers? I think you already know. If and when I can make a living at writing, that's how. But I've said enough about that in other venues, and in this one in previous posts, and I should get on with telling you a story, since that's what I said I would do for my post today.

From Amazon to zucchini

As promised, a widely-spanning blog post today, though I am afraid I have no pictures of garden produce for you at the moment. Perhaps on Saturday I will post a series of pictures, to show you how I transform one large zucchini and a few cups of baking supplies into a delicious batch of muffins. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
 
The Amazon in today's title refers to a very cheering trend. I log into my Amazon account every few days, and what have I been discovering there? Sales.

Wherever you go...

As per the old saying, wherever you go, there you are. I find this useful in dealing with all sorts of negative people, very much including reviewers, but also in thinking about new fictional settings and story ideas. Wherever my characters go, whatever they do, they'll still all be people, who have virtues, vices, desires, and dislikes.
 
So, my first line of thought when dealing with any new story runs like this: How would people, with all their different VVDD, respond to X set of circumstances?

Stolen cub

Today is Fiction Friday, and I am in full-out Dangerverse fan fiction mode, so you will just have to put up with a Dangerverse entry for Fiction Friday along with a chapter. I'm sure you're all terribly disappointed by this. I'm also in something of a hurry, so forgive the rushed opening!

Today's story, as I promised on the Facebook group, is set about a year after the war and features Charlie Weasley and his continuing adventures with nasty werewolves. Read carefully and you might notice a pattern emerging.

Pups and downs

I suppose I should save the title of this post for a few weeks from now, when football season starts, but I like it too much, so here it is today. I have indeed been feeling the effects of the emo-coaster lately, but what else is new. I'm human, and easily frustrated by things like demanding bosses, unending chores, and rude reviewers.
 
Fortunately, I have dogs. Buddy the big dog and Brando the little dog do add to the aforementioned frustration at times, but they also subtract from it.

Because I must

I thought for quite a while (nearly an hour, if we have to be technical) about the subject for my blog post today, my first informational post in quite a while, as opposed to my Fiction Friday short-short stories. I could give you the song and dance catching you up on my life, but not all that much has changed in the last few months.
 
Today being Trycanta Tuesday, I could give you the news on my progress on the next Tales of Anosir book. Always assuming I had such news to give. (Sadly I don't.

Folk tales

Thank you for your patience, O readers, as my fiction-writing brain decided to be fuzzy and ornery on this Fiction Friday. I finally had to reach way back into the past to locate an idea with which it would consent to work, a NaNoWriMo concept from... good heavens, was it really 2010 when I worked on this last? I think it was.
 
In any case, some of you may recall this little set of story-bits, which never really came together from that year's observance of National Novel Writing Month.

Research project

Good morning, all! Welcome to yet another Fiction Friday, with the return of Trycanta to the realm of flash fictions! My apologies for a lack of blog post last week, but the Dangerverse decided that I was going to write it NOW and would not give me any brain-space for anything else. Stories can be demanding little buggers at times.
 
In any case, I'm back on track this week (after having made all my DV readers scream, which was fun), and writing once more about the intriguing world of Trycanta.

Anonymously famous

Most of my fiction-writing brain cells are elsewhere on this Fiction Friday, so you will just have to live with another story drawn from life, O readers. This one is from my own point of view, or rather the point of view of the person I hope someday to be, and is a musing on certain aspects of the culture I perceive around me every day.
 
Writing on my current projects is somewhat sporadic, but I hope to be sending fanfic update notices very soon. As for originals, your guess is as good as mine.
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